Kyle Walker has admitted that he wanted to join Bayern Munich to “escape” the scandal involving his personal life.
Kyle Walker has been in a relationship with Annie Kilner since 2012. The couple have three children together and got married in 2022.
In 2020, model and TV personality Lauryn Goodman announced Walker as the father of her child. In January 2024, the Sun newspaper reported that Goodman was pregnant, with their second child.
Walker has left their family house and his marriage is on the verge of collapse while Annie Kilner is expecting a fourth child with him.
In an interview with The Sun, Walker admitted he wanted to leave England to “escape” from backlash over issues in his personal life.
“I tried to escape. Did I want to leave City? No, of course I didn’t. We’re the best team in the world at the minute. But it was a chance to get away from England and the media I was going to get. I was aware the clock was ticking. I came very close to moving. We were having conversations. I was going to a great club, a massive club. But in the end I couldn’t go.
“If I’m in Germany and this happens, Annie leaves and I’m now in Germany on my own. My kids wouldn’t be around the corner where I can see them. There’s pain and emotion at the moment, but I can go to the house, take the kids to school, and my little lad to football.”
Walker also publicly apologised to his wife Annie Kilner for fathering a second child with model Goodman, stating that he had made ‘idiot choices’ and needed to ‘own up to my mistakes.
“What I’ve done is horrible and I take full responsibility,” he said. “I made idiot choices and idiot decisions. I can’t begin to think or imagine what Annie is going through. I’ve tried to ask her but there’s pain and hurt.
“It’s my fault, It’s completely my fault. It’s what I’ve done. But the children are innocent in all of this and that has to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. I don’t know what the future will hold. But I needed to give an explanation. My family, the children have been put through enough and I am to blame.”