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Saturday 2 August 2014

Shay Given shows off new girlfriend in first official photo together

Caitlin McBride

Published 11/10/2013|08:35

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Shay Given and girlfriend Becky Gibson
Gibson posted a photo of her soaking up the view in Donegal
Shay and his ex-wife Jane Given ran a successful charity event called Fashion Kicks since 2004, prior to their split

Ireland legend and Aston Villa footballer Shay Given has showed off his blossoming romance with girlfriend Becky Gibson.

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The former goalkeeper's marriage to estranged wife Jane Given ended late last year.

He has since moved on with PR Becky Gibson (29), who proudly posted a photo of the two cuddling at a charity event on Twitter.

Given, who is a vocal cancer charity supporter, attended the black tie Cure Leukemia tenth anniversary dinner in Birmingham with his new love.

Becky shared her new relationship with the world, posting the loved-up picture of them two, with the caption: "Fantastic evening supporting @CureLeukaemia @No1shaygiven #greatcause."

She even visited his native Donegal earlier this week, posting another Twitter photo of her among the hills of Donegal.

A spokesperson for Mr Given confirmed his marriage had ended in March of this year, saying: "Shay and his wife separated a number of months ago and, in the interests of their young family, they request that their right to privacy continues to be respected."

The Givens met in 1990 in Glasgow when Shay played for Newcastle United and she was working as a teacher.

They have two children together Shayne (nine) and Sienna (six).

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