Dele Alli's biological mother 'has not stopped crying' since watching son's heartbreaking interview


FOOTBALL Dele Alli's biological mother 'has not stopped crying' since watching son's heartbreaking interview

Mark Kinyanjui 14:40 - 17.07.2023

Alli recently spoke about his troubling childhood in revealing interview on The Overlap show, prompting his biological mother to respond.

Everton midfielder Dele Alli's biological mother has denied knowing that her son was molested aged six and claims she has not stopped crying since watching his heartbreaking interview. 

The former wonderkid sat down for a powerful tell-all with Gary Neville on The Overlap last week, where he opened up on his rather troubling childhood.

The England International has received backing from all corners of the football community with fellow Premier League players penning messages of support in recent days after opening up on his childhood.

Alli's mum, Denise, has now responded to the revelations, insisting she had no knowledge of the abuse. 

'I have not been able to stop crying since I heard my son describe the abuse he suffered as a child,' she told The Sun. 'I had no idea he'd been molested.

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I'm so sorry. It breaks my heart to think that someone I allowed into my house might have betrayed my trust in the worst possible way.

'I cannot put into words how upset I am that I no longer have contact with my son - and only hope I'll have the chance to see him again.'

Alli opened up on his family life for the very first time during the interview, detailing the difficult circumstances that surrounding his upbringing. 

'[My childhood is] something I haven't really spoken about that much, to be honest. I mean, I think there were a few incidents that could give you kind of a brief understanding,” Alli told The Overlap.

'So, at six, I was molested by my mum's friend, who was at the house a lot. My mum was an alcoholic, and that happened at six. I was sent to Africa to learn discipline, and then I was sent back. At seven, I started smoking, eight I started dealing drugs. 

'An older person told me that they wouldn't stop a kid on a bike, so I rode around with my football, and then underneath I'd have the drugs, that was eight. Eleven, I was hung off a bridge by a guy from the next estate, a man.

'Twelve, I was adopted – and from then, it was like – I was adopted by an amazing family like I said, I couldn't have asked for better people to do what they'd done for me. 

'If God created people, it was them. They were amazing, and they've helped me a lot, and that was another thing, you know – when I started living with them, it was hard for me to really open up to them, because I felt within myself, it was easy to get rid of me again.”

Alli hopes that the help he has sought to correct his problem will help kickstart his career which has plummeted at an alarming rate over the last couple of years.

He will hope to recapture the scintillating form he showed during his time at Spurs that saw him named in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year on two occasions.

Alli was also a winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year award in both 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The 27-year-old similarly played a crucial role in England's memorable run to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia in 2018.

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