Yup, Terry's Secret Lover's Abortion Is Pretty Much Biggest Story Since First Stamford Bridge

When a court overturned an injunction on publishing some John Terry gossip, we thought it was a standard "affair with teammate's girlfriend." But, holy shit. We had no idea.

According to the News of the World, which must have been furious that the courts held up this epic scoop, Terry and Vanessa Perroncel have been carrying on since at least September — behind the backs of Terry's teammate at Chelsea and for England, Wayne Bridge, and oh yeah, Terry's wife.

Early in their relationship, they became worried because they hadn't used protection. Sure enough, they found out Perroncel was pregnant. They then waited five weeks before deciding to get an abortion. (Like that bolding? Very British tabloid.)

Terry asked for permission to leave national team practice to be by her bedside. (One can imagine Bridge asking him why he had to leave. Poor, poor bastard.) After the procedure, Terry gave Perroncel £20,000 to "cheer herself up". And apparently, the experience brought them closer together.

Never subtle, the tabloid has slapped an "England In Crisis" banner on all their pages, complete with Terry and Bridge facing off opposite a torn Three Lions crest. Jesus, I'm pretty sure American media would collapse into a singularity if something like this happened here.

John Terry got secret lover pregnant [News of the World]