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Thursday 30 October 2014

Who has Thierry got his hands on now?

CHEATING French striker Thierry Henry has gone public with his new love, Bosnian model Andrea Rajacic.

The ex-Arsenal captain, whose notorious handling of the ball inside the penalty area forced Ireland out of the World Cup, was pictured with his new partner this week.

The daughter of a plastic surgeon, model Andrea has been dating Henry for almost a year.

Henry (31) and the beautiful brunette were first spotted together in December 2008 on a break in the Maldives and they have been photographed together several times since.

But the identity of the €145,000-a-week footballer's girlfriend has never been revealed before.

Bosnian newspapers reported that Andrea is the daughter of a well-known plastic surgeon, originally from the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, who operates a clinic in Kuwait. It is understood that she met Henry while in Barcelona visiting her elder sister, but had managed to keep her relationship with Henry a secret.

Last year, Henry confirmed in an interview that he had fallen in love again after splitting from his English model wife, Claire Merry (28) in June 2007. He said: "I am in love. Love is necessary and important."

Andrea has been credited with helping spark his run of great form on the pitch. Former Arsenal striker Henry met Claire in 2001 on the set of a Renault Clio advert. The couple have one daughter, Tea (4).

The marriage ended after Claire reportedly found texts to blonde make-up artist Sadie Hewlett on his mobile phone. Following their divorce in September 2008, Henry left Arsenal for Barcelona in a €18m move.

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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