Ashley Cole is among the most controversial soccer players around.
The Chelsea star went through a messy divorce amid accusations of infidelity.
However, after being divorced since September, Cole has decided to get back into the dating world and the rumored lucky lady is English soap star Annie Cooper.
How did the two meet and more importantly—Who is Annie Cooper and is she worthy of following the lovely Ashley Cole?
Read on to find out more about this budding relationship and be sure to let us know what you think about Cooper!
According to Wikipedia, Annie Cooper is a British actress, singer and dancer who was born in Sweden but brought up in London.
Cooper attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Westminster, London, alongside Amy Winehouse and Jodi Albert.
Her acting resume isn't blowing anyone away—she appears to be an up-and-comer in the soap opera Hollyoaks. She also had a small uncredited role in the super hero movie Kick-Ass.
So apparently Ashley Cole and Annie Cooper have been hiding their relationship for at least a month—but how did the relationship get discovered?
According to the soccer blog Clean Sheets All Around, the two were seen arriving at Cole's house at a rather late hour.
"The pair’s relationship was unearthed last Sunday, with the 28-year-old blonde said to have arrived at Cole’s mansion at 4 am."
Can you say booty call?
According to British tabloid The Sun, ice cubes came into play on the couple's first night out in the public spotlight.
"They were on a table with Ashley's pals when he suggested playing the ice-cube game. This involved passing the ice-cube, boy to girl, using their mouths. The lads then got carried away by putting the ice down the girls' tops."
Sounds like a classy guy if you ask me.
So we have talked about the fact that Annie Cooper is on a soap opera, but I failed to mention what her role is in the show.
She plays an aspiring soccer WAG.
British celebrity blog Holy Moly has got it figured out.
"For her day job, Annie pretends to be a desperate young girl whose only ambition in life is to marry a wealthy footballer and sponge money and fame off of him on a daily basis."
"And now, in her main job as a human being, Annie is a desperate young girl who goes out with a wealthy footballer and sponges money and fame off of him on a daily basis."
Isn't it great when life imitates art?
I am of the mind that everyone deserves to be happy.
However, the question is: Will Ashley Cole be able to find happiness after a long career in the spotlight filled with controversy?
In 2006, a few British media outlets printed allegations that Cole had been involved in a homosexual orgy. Cole sued and everyone printed retractions of the allegations.
Cole and former wife Cheryl Tweedy had a rocky marriage filled with rumors of infidelity on Cole's part. They finally divorced in September after more allegations of adultery.
Cole also accidentally shot a 21-year-old with an air rifle. Apparently Cole didn't realize the weapon was loaded.
Now the question is: Can Cole put his history to rest and have a successful relationship with Annie Cooper?
I'm not one to speculate, but with his cheating past destroying a marriage, I subscribe to the notion that says "Once a cheater, always a cheater."