Ex-footballer Ruud Gullit, the former captain of the Dutch team, has a complaint in Italy, especially from his own son and daughter. Gullit is said to have not paid alimony for years.
Ruud Gullit was married to the Italian Christina Pensa from 1994 to 2000, with whom he had two children: Quincy (32 now) and Cheyenne (29). After the divorce, the judge imposed alimony on Gullit twice, but the former footballer never agreed. Not even when he signed an agreement to pay off his debt in 2017. And so Quincy and Cheyenne take legal action to still receive the alimony money – which the two estimate at approximately 500,000 euros.
“Our father is not interested in us at all, not even in an economic sense,” Gullit’s children write in the papers they filed with the court. “He cut off all contact with us years ago. He doesn’t even respond to the cards we send him for the holidays.” In the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Quincy states that it is not just about the money for him: “The money helps of course, but for me it is mainly about the moral side of the matter. He disappeared when I was five years old and reappeared when I was twelve, only to disappear again.” The former football player has not yet responded to the complaint.