Thursday 20 October 2016

Claudine's joy as Robbie Keane picks up another big award in US

Claudine Keane and husband Robbie at the Espy Awards
Claudine Keane and husband Robbie at the Espy Awards
Robbie with son Robbie Junior and wife Claudine
Claudine Keane and husband Robbie at the Espy Awards

Soccer legend Robbie Keane has added another gong to his trophy cabinet after winning an ESPY Award last night.

The LA Galaxy star (35) was named Best Major League Soccer Player at a star-studded awards ceremony in Hollywood, organised by sports network ESPN.

The Tallaght native became the first ever Irish person to win one of the awards, which have been running since 1993.

The talented striker scrubbed up well for the occasion, looking dapper in a navy and black suit.

However, he was outshone on the red carpet by his model wife Claudine Keane (31), who stepped out in a revealing black gown.


The former Miss Ireland contestant was as proud as punch as her husband of seven years picked up the award.

"So delighted that Rob has won an ESPY award for Best MLS player," the mother of one wrote on Twitter.

The couple's five-year-old son Robert Jnr also looked delighted with his sporting hero father, as he smiled for a picture with the award.

The Irish duo were in good company at the glitzy ceremony as some of the most famous faces in the world of sport turned out for the night. Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki stunned on the red carpet.

The 24-year-old, who was engaged to Irish golfing star Rory McIlroy, looked tanned and happy in a fitted emerald green and black dress with a thigh-high slit.

Caroline posted a snap of her with US skier Lyndsey Vonn, who previously dated Tiger Woods and was the centre of host Joel McHale's opening monologue joke.

Elsewhere, Caitlyn Jenner was "breaking the internet" after her speech on the night.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medallist was honoured with the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award for her work with the transgender community.

Caitlyn was formally known as Bruce before introducing herself to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair last month.

Her children were there to lend their support her, with Kendall and Kylie walking the red carpet alongside her. Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian also supported their step-mum.

Caitlyn thanked those who had supported her.

"Trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect," she said

"They're getting bullied. They're getting beaten up. They're getting murdered. And they're committing suicide."

She finished by thanking her family for their support.

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