John Terry reunited with wife Toni in Dubai - exclusive first pictures
Published 19:07 12/02/10 By MirrorFootball
Cheating soccer star John Terry yesterday put on a public display of affection with his wife as they were reunited in Dubai.
The couple acted like newlyweds as they exchanged kisses, gazed into each other's eyes and giggled like children.
It was as if his affair with team-mate Wayne Bridge's ex Vanessa Perroncel had never happened.
The pair have even discussed renewing their wedding vows to tell the world they are stronger than ever.
Yesterday there was no one happier than the duo's three-year-old twins, who cuddled and kissed their Dad, thrilled to have him back again.
Terry, who jetted out from the UK to beg his wife's forgiveness and paid for 100 red roses to be sent to her room, said: "I've realised what a big mistake I've made.
"It has made me sit down and realise what's important in my life.
"My wife and kids are all that matters and I can't believe I was stupid enough to risk losing them."
As her eyes welled up Toni, who has endured a rollercoaster of emotions coming to terms with her wayward husband, said: "John looked me in the eye and said he's changed. We have drawn a line under this episode. It's all about our future as a family from now."
The extent of the couple's reconciliation was first apparent when they emerged from their luxury suite at the five-star Le Royal Meridien hotel at 10.30am holding hands.
They walked to a swimming pool in the resort's grounds where Terry peeled off his white t-shirt.
Radiant Toni, in a stunning gold and turquoise-sequinned bikini and wide-brimmed sun hat, then tenderly rubbed sun-cream across his back and shoulders.
The couple pulled two loungers together and lay on them, ensuring they were close enough to hold hands and link fingers.
Then they turned to face each other, locking eyes, whispering sweet nothings and occasionally kissing on the lips.
At one point Terry leaned across and gently rested his head on to his wife's chest as she ran her fingers through his hair.
They even gazed at each other's wedding rings as if to signify their renewed importance, and the footballer winced as he pointed out to his wife scars and grazes on his knees and legs endured in recent games.
Toni, tanned and unable to stop smiling, then laughed as their kids dragged Daddy away to the pool.
She filmed her family on a video camera messing about in the water, Terry chasing after their kids with inflatable toy sharks and whales.
The Chelsea defender scooped Georgie John and Summer Rose in each arm, the children's excited screams echoing around the complex.
They splashed around in the pool and took turns being playfully tossed into the water.
Before long it was time for a short stroll to the beach, a family game of football and lingering, passionate kisses next to the waters of the Arabian Gulf..
Terry is planning to stay with his loved ones until tomorrow evening, or Monday morning, when he will fly home to rejoin the Chelsea squad's preparations for their next game.
He was the butt of jokes at the Dubai resort yesterday from the entire Blackburn Rovers squad, including manager Sam Allardyce, who do not have a match this weekend.
Premier League stars El Hadji Diouf, Pascal Chimbonda and Christopher Samba pointed out tanned women near a pool bar and quipped: "Where's JT?!" before falling about laughing.
Yesterday Wayne Bridge's manager suggested the left back would agree to play alongside Terry for England, if selected.
The potential nightmare scenario emerged after first choice left back Ashley Cole fractured his left ankle and now faces a fight to be fit.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said: "Wayne never told me he wouldn't play for England."The national team is important. I have not spoken to him but I think, if he is picked, he will play.
"He is committed to playing for England. It is important for any player to play at the World Cup. It is important for their career, especially if they can play in the first XI."
Mancini added: "Wayne is a good man. But he has only just recovered and it still maybe at around 60 per cent."