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Gary Lineker’s ex-wife Michelle Cockayne, 55, shows off age-defying physique in a bikini in Barbados

Gary Lineker’s ex-wife Michelle Cockayne looked incredible as she hit the beach in Barbados on Thursday.

The 55-year-old showed off her age-defying physique in a powder blue bikini as she soaked up the sun on the Caribbean island with pals. 

Michelle, who divorced Gary, 60, in 2006, regularly visits Barbados and previously shared a £2.2million home on the island with the sportsman.   

Toned: The blonde beauty's abs were on display as she hit the beach in a blue bikini

Sizzling display: Gary Lineker’s ex-wife Michelle Cockayne looked incredible as she hit the beach in Barbados on Thursday

The halterneck bikini top highlighted Michelle’s enviably toned abs while the tie-string bottoms accentuated her lithe limbs. 

Michelle arrived at the beach in a chic white vest top and denim shorts. Making the most of the sunny climes, she soon set up camp at a sun lounger and stripped down to her swimwear. 

The 55-year-old happily chatted away to her brunette female pal and the pair hugged as they basked in the sunshine.   

Wow: The 55-year-old showed off her age-defying physique in a powder blue bikini

Holiday: She soaked up the sun on the Caribbean island with pals

The 55-year-old happily chatted away to her brunette female pal and the pair hugged as they basked in the sunshine

Thrill-seekers: The group looked like they were having a blast as they headed out on an inflatable dinghy

Thrill-seekers: The group looked like they were having a blast as they headed out on an inflatable dinghy

Split: The Match Of The Day presenter and Michelle divorced in 2006 on the grounds of Gary's 'unreasonable behaviour' (pictured in 2000)

Split: The Match Of The Day presenter and Michelle divorced in 2006 on the grounds of Gary’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’ (pictured in 2000)

During the beach trip, the blonde beauty showed off her adventurous side as she headed out to sea with her pals. 

Michelle appeared to be having the time of her life as she did water sports with pals and showed off her athletic ability balancing on a surfboard.   

Gary was first married Michelle Cockayne in 1986, with whom he has four sons – George, 29, Harry, 27, Tobias, 25, and Angus, 23. 

Beach babe: The halterneck bikini top highlighted Michelle's enviably toned abs while the tie-string bottoms accentuated her lithe limbs

Wine time! Michelle chatted away to as a waiter came with a bottle of wine

Beach babe: The halterneck bikini top highlighted Michelle’s enviably toned abs while the tie-string bottoms accentuated her lithe limbs

Here we go! During the beach trip, the blonde beauty showed off her adventurous side as she headed out to sea with her pals

Here we go! During the beach trip, the blonde beauty showed off her adventurous side as she headed out to sea with her pals

Time for a dip: Michelle was handed a blue bag by a friend

Refreshing: They headed into the sea to cool off

Time for a dip: Michelle was handed a blue bag by a friend as they headed into the sea to cool off 

The Match Of The Day presenter and Michelle divorced in 2006 on the grounds of Gary’s ‘unreasonable behaviour,’ and he went on to remarry Welsh model Danielle, nee Bux, 41.

The Lineker family have holidayed in the Caribbean for years and they previously shared a £2.2million home on the island. 

In High Court papers, Michelle said the former England striker known as football’s ‘Mr Nice Guy’ had caused her ‘stress and anxiety’.   

The former couple met when she was 14 and he was an 18-year-old reserve for his home town club Leicester City.

‘There wasn’t one particular moment when we suddenly became a couple but I do remember asking her out for our first proper date to a restaurant when she was 17 and it just went on from there,’ he once recalled.

‘I was probably keener on her then than she was on me and I’m probably keener now.’    

Family: Gary was first married Michelle Cockayne in 1986, with whom he has four sons – George, 29, Harry, 27, Tobias, 25, and Angus, 23

Exes: The former couple met when she was 14 and he was an 18-year- old reserve for his home town club Leicester City

Family: Gary was first married Michelle Cockayne in 1986, with whom he has four sons – George, 29, Harry, 27, Tobias, 25, and Angus, 23 

Good friends: Gary and his second wife Danielle split in 2016 after nine years of marriage and have remained close friends ever since (pictured in 2015)

Good friends: Gary and his second wife Danielle split in 2016 after nine years of marriage and have remained close friends ever since (pictured in 2015)

Gary and his second wife Danielle split in 2016 after nine years of marriage and have remained close friends ever since.

Danielle subsequently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and went on to find love with Nate Greenwald, an Ivy League educated lawyer with CAA. 

The model, already a parent to teenage daughter Ella, 17, from a former relationship, announced she was expecting her first child with Greenwald in February 2017.

The couple then welcomed their daughter, Romy Wren, in August 2017.  

Despite the split, Gary previously insisted the pair have remained ‘great mates’ and speak several times a day. 

He told The Mirror: ‘Danielle and I are best mates, we still speak three times a day, we text all the time.’

He added: ‘When she comes to London she stays with me, and when I go to LA I see her.’  

Living it up: Michelle appeared to be having the time of her life as she did water sports

Living it up: Michelle appeared to be having the time of her life as she did water sports


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