News of the affair broke as Bridge and Miss Perroncel, who were together for three years, were struggling to sort out a settlement following their split six months ago.He moved to a £2million Edwardian mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, while she remained in the marital home, after his transfer to Manchester City.But yesterday he appeared to put his private troubles behind him when he captained Chelsea in their Premiership clash against Burnley, scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 victory in the 82nd minute.
In 2005, two years before his marriage to Toni, Terry said: ‘I’ve mis-behaved and slept with girls behind her back.
I’m not going to cheat on her ever again and I want to marry her more than anything.’But the day he was quoted, it emerged he had a fling with a blonde – and even borrowed Bridge’s house as a love nest.
‘John has known her for years and there was always something between them, a kind of flirtatious thing,’ a friend told The Mail on Sunday. ‘After Vanessa and Wayne separated, John would go around to her house, initially at least, to offer support.
Then it got a lot heavier very quickly.’On Friday, after the gagging order was overturned in the High Court, Mrs Terry rang Miss Perroncel, who lives close to the couple’s £3million home in the footballers’ enclave of Oxshott, Surrey.
Speaking about the negotiations, Miss Perroncel said: ‘Wayne and I are trying to sort out a settlement and I have been told by lawyers not to say certain things because it could affect it.
The house I am living in is the one that Wayne and I had.
Describing how Terry’s secrecy bid backfired so spectacularly, she said that Bridge, the father of her three-year-old son, only learned about the liaison because of the court action.‘Wayne rang me last weekend and started shouting at me and accusing me of having an affair,’ said Miss Perroncel. He was saying horrible things.’She said she told Bridge, 29, that she wasn’t having an affair ‘but he wouldn’t believe me’. Wag friends: Toni and Vanessa at a Chelsea match ‘I am friends with Frank Lampard’s ex-fiancee Elen as well. It is a very close community of footballers and their wives here.
Earlier, she said: ‘Wayne was convinced I had been cheating on him because the court action had been taken. I’m a single mother with a little boy to think about.’Miss Perroncel’s £3 million mansion on an exclusive estate in Oxshott is a short drive from where Terry lives with 28-year-old Toni, his childhood sweetheart, and their three-year-old twins.
There is now a strong belief among fans that Terry may have caused irreparable damage to England’s chances of success at the World Cup in South Africa in June.