Late West Ham co-chairman David Gold divorced his wife after finding her having sex with his best mate in his pool.
Gold, who part-owned West Ham with David Sullivan, died on Wednesday afternoon aged 86, after losing his battle with a short illness, the Hammers revealed in a statement. And he had fiancée Lesley Manning, plus his two daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa, from his previous marriage, by his side.
Jacqueline, who is the CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, along with younger sister Vanessa, are the products of Gold's first marriage to Beryl Hunt, who he got hitched to in 1957. But their union came to an egregious end 15 years later when he caught her cheating with his best pal in his own swimming pool.
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And to make matters worse, his former wife's scandalous affair came to light on the same day Gold found out his criminal dad was stealing his shares. Gold revealed the double betrayal on his Twitter account in 2012 where he announced: "I saw my wife having sex with my best friend in my swimming pool on the same day I discovered my father stealing my shares. dg."
But Gold appeared to be chuffed with how things turned out when he returned to give an update on the swimming pool and his dad's behaviour in 2015. He declared on Twitter: "It's a long time ago that I saw my late wife having sex in my pool, I have since filled it in and my father is dead. dg."
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He also moved on from Beryl to meet Lesley Manning, who he's lived with for the past decade. And it wasn't the last time the ex-Birmingham City owner would cause controversy on social media.
Gold went on to make a series of gaffes on Twitter over the years, including welcoming the wrong player to the London Stadium, and retweeting the disappearance of Michail Antonio who was actually safe and sound. West Ham will no doubt be fired up to get a win over Leeds tonight to honour Gold and lift themselves higher up the table from 17th.
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