Just when Ryan Giggs thought things couldn’t get any more complicated, it’s emerged his sister-in-law could be pregnant.
His ex lover and sister-in-law Natasha flew back to the UK yesterday, revealing what one paper described as a “mummy tummy”.
The 28-year-old flew into Manchester airport from Spain where she had been in hiding since the story of her affair with Giggs broke.
Natasha claims that Giggs already gave her £550 to have an abortion when she became pregnant during their affair, while she was engaged to his brother.
Giggs’ brother Rhodri is expected to demand a DNA test to see if he is the father of the child, or if it is his brother Ryan. The two feuding Giggs brothers met yesterday and are said to be uniting against Natasha, who it’s expected will reveal all about the family affairs when she sells her story.
The footballer’s action comes after he obtained a court order banning the reporting of the alleged extramarital affair.
Schillings, the legal firm, said "proceedings have been issued" by Giggs against the Sunday paper, but would not comment further.
News International, parent company of the tabloid, revealed yesterday that the voicemail of Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of The Sun, had also been illegally intercepted.
Mrs Brooks, now chief executive of News International, was told by detectives last week that her phone was hacked more than 20 times between 2003 and 2009.
This makes her one of the most hacked victims of Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective jailed in 2007 for illegally intercepting voicemail messages on behalf of News of the World reporter Clive Goodman.
News International confirmed it was "aware of the claim" in relation to the Manchester United player.
A spokeswoman added: "News International can confirm that Rebekah Brooks was recently shown documents by the police that proved she was a victim of illegal voicemail interception."
The Metropolitan Police would not comment on the cases of either Giggs or Brooks.
Three News of the World journalists have been arrested since the Met reopened its inquiry into claims that staff hacked into the answerphone messages of celebrities and politicians.
Giggs's action against the Sunday newspaper comes after he obtained a court order banning the reporting of an alleged affair he had with Big Brother housemate Imogen Thomas.