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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Glamorous Claudine our queen of WAGs

CLAUDINE Keane is Ireland's foremost WAG.

Such a position comes naturally when you are married to team captain Robbie -- but Claudine is a well-known model in her own right.

From Malahide in North County Dublin, Claudine, whose maiden name is Palmer, is the daughter of Joan and garda detective dad Denis and elder sister to brother Ronan.

Glamorous Claudine was well known in modelling and social circles when she met Robbie a year he scored goals against Germany and Saudi Arabia in the 2002 World Cup. Claudine was in the second year of her arts degree in UCD at the time.

When he met Claudine (28), friends say Robbie quickly became besotted and vowed she was the woman for him.

Since then, the pair have stuck through everything together.

During their time together, Claudine became one of the country's top models and a favourite of photographers.

In 2008, the couple wed in a star-studded ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in Enniskerry. The down-to-earth couple turned down a deal, rumoured to be worth €250,000, with a glossy magazine. Instead, the happy couple posed for photographers after they tied the knot in St Alphonsus and Columba's Church at Ballybrack, South County Dublin.

The couple have since become parents to Robbie Jnr, now three.

Claudine will be leading the WAGs to Poland -- no surprise given she is a regular at all her husband's matches. In fact, this will be Claudine's first major tournament -- and there is no doubt she is looking forward to it.

The couple now live in Los Angeles, with Robbie playing for LA Galaxy alongside David Beckham.

Claudine is regularly snapped cheering on her husband in the stands -- recently Claudine and Robbie Jnr were papped alongside Victoria Beckham and her brood during one of the team's home games.

Whenever Robbie is on international duty, Claudine will duly appear to support him.

jlast@herald.ie

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