Kyle Walker’s fiancé Annie Kilner gushed he was the ‘best daddy’ on Friday, days after his ex Lauryn Goodman hit out at the footballer, 31, for ‘bullying’ their son.
Annie, 27, shared a snap on Instagram kissing the Manchester City star, 31, and wrote: ‘Happy birthday to my fiancé and the best daddy to our three boys’.
Earlier this week, Lauryn slammed Kyle after he excluded their son Kair, 13 months, from a pair of tailored Puma football boots that were dedicated to his children.
‘Best daddy’: Kyle Walker’s fiancé Annie Kilner gushed he was the ‘best daddy’ on Friday, days after his ex Lauryn Goodman hit out at the footballer, 31, for ‘bullying’ their son
Kyle is dad to three children, Riaan, Reign and Roman with his long-term partner Annie.
The footballer conceived his youngest child Kairo while involved in a short relationship with Lauryn, during a temporary split from Annie in February 2020.
And the England defender sparked outrage when he showed off his personalised boots bore the names and birthdates of Riaan, Reign and Roman, but notably excluded any mention of baby Kairo.
Dad of four: Kyle is dad to three children, Riaan, Reign and Roman with his long-term partner Annie and shares 13-month-old Kairo with his ex Lauryn (pictured) from a short fling
Shoe snub: The England defender sparked outrage on Monday when he excluded his son Kairo from a pair of tailored Puma football boots that were dedicated to his children
Taking to Instagram to share her rage, a furious Lauryn slammed Kyle for using his young son as a stepping stone to attack her.
Sharing a picture of Kyle’s new boots, she wrote: ‘In a time where mental health has been at the forefront showing the implications and damages it can cause. Your “fathers” latest post has absolutely shocked not only me, but everyone to the core.
‘Things posted to the internet are there forever and Kairo has been abused by you & your partner for far too long. He is 1 years old. He is an INNOCENT baby. No matter anyone’s opinion on me. Kairo has done NOTHING & he does not deserve any of this let alone publicly.’
Furious: Taking to Instagram to share her rage, a furious Lauryn slammed Kyle for using his young son as a stepping stone to attack her
She added: ‘I speak for the many women that are silenced. Believe me when I say, there are SO many more women in my situation. More than you could ever imagine and a LOT of women have dm’d me finding comfort in me not being silenced. They praise me for standing my own ground and not hiding Kairo.
‘Why should he be hidden? To give you a quiet life? Never. There is keeping him private for his own protection (which is needed after the lies & stories that have been sold from your partner) and then there is ignoring his existence. The latter will never happen. He is not going anywhere. Get used to it.
‘Kairo Walker. You chose me to be your mum. To fight your corner. I’ve got you son. I will NEVER let you down. Ps @pumafootball called they decided to have some morals & correct your boots .. (they should morally remove those current boots.)’
Hurt: ‘Kairo has been abused by you & your partner for far too long. He is 1 years old. He is an INNOCENT baby,’ the protective mum fumed on social media
A large number of the sportsman’s 1.8 million followers took to the comments section in droves to slam his ‘disgusting’ snub, prompting those in charge of his social media account to delete comments.
But as the comments piled up, England right-back Kyle, a native of Sheffield, eventually had the comments switched off altogether.
Deleting comments makes YOU look even worse than you already do,’ wrote one. ‘Own up and be a man about it. You’ve messed up massively. OWN… IT.’
Stated another: ‘Ignoring the existence of your youngest child?! You must [be] so proud of yourself!! Men like you absolutely disgust me.’
Angry fans: A large number of the sportsman’s 1.8 million followers took to the comments section in droves to slam his ‘disgusting’ snub
‘If only you were as quick to look after and care for Kairo as you are to delete your comments,’ wrote a third disgruntled social media user.
Another commented: ‘Absolutely disgusting missing 1 of your children off your boots, and now deleting any comments about it. Can’t handle the truth.’
His actions didn’t go unnoticed by Lauryn, who took to her own Instagram account to address the snub of her young son, writing: ‘Kairo has done nothing wrong apart from be adorable,’ as she thanked fans for their support.
She wrote: ‘Oh babe all of those followers you have but you have to turn your comments off. See this is the thing. Mums fight for their babies. Kairo has done nothing. Apart from be adorable.
‘Women are not scared to have their say. I may have less followers. But I’m a real person who will fight for Kairo until I am no longer here.’
When contacted by MailOnline, a representative for Kyle Walker declined to comment. MailOnline has contacted a representative for Lauryn Goodman for comment.
‘Kairo has done nothing wrong apart from be adorable’: Lauryn then took to thank fans for their support during the drama