David Ginola's 'lovechild' Joy Pinquier claims he has cut contact with her again after meeting for the first time in 28 years: 'I feel like I have been abandoned a second time'

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David Ginola’s alleged lovechild Joy Pinquier has claimed that the star has cut contact with her after meeting for the first time in 28 years.

French former footballer David, 56, had a fling with Joelle Pinquier, 54, while married to ex-wife Coraline Ginola, but has denied he is the father of her daughter Joy.

However, Joy has claimed that she finally met David after 28 years in her hometown Marseille in an hour-long meeting after she reached out to him over Instagram.

She said she cried during their reported meeting because she was overjoyed to meet her alleged father, but claimed David has since cut contact with her again.

She told The Sun: ‘He took me in his arms and embraced me and it was a very special moment.

Cut off: David Ginola 's alleged lovechild Joy Pinquier has claimed that the star has cut contact with her after meeting for the first time in 28 years

Cut off: David Ginola ‘s alleged lovechild Joy Pinquier has claimed that the star has cut contact with her after meeting for the first time in 28 years

Denial: French former footballer David, 56, had a fling with Joelle Pinquier, 54, while married to ex-wife Coraline Ginola, but has denied he is the father of her daughter Joy

Denial: French former footballer David, 56, had a fling with Joelle Pinquier, 54, while married to ex-wife Coraline Ginola, but has denied he is the father of her daughter Joy

‘I had tears in my eyes because it was the hug I had always dreamed of having with my dad.’

Joy claimed that David told her they would go to a restaurant to get to know each other more, but alleges that she hasn’t seen him in the 18 months since then.

‘It’s a horrible thing to say, but I feel like I have been abandoned a second time,’ she said.

She claimed that they exchanged messages over WhatsApp after she reached out to him on Instagram, but said she now believes he never had any interest in knowing her, but was just being ‘polite’.

David refused to take a DNA test confirming paternity to Joy after being ordered three times by a French court, according to The Sun.

He was reportedly then automatically declared her father under French law and was ordered to pay £345 in child support to Joy’s mother Joelle until she turned 18.

She was allegedly conceived during a fling with Joelle in 1991 when David was married to his now-ex-wife, model Coraline.

David shares a son Andrea, now 31, and a daughter Carla, 28, with Coraline. The couple tied the knot in 1991 but she filed for divorce in 2016. 

Joy has claimed her mother Joelle didn’t know David was married when they became involved, and said she found out he was her father when she was six years old.

MailOnline has contacted David’s representatives for comment. 

Exes: David shares a son Andrea, now 31, and a daughter Carla, 28, with his ex-wife Coraline (both pictured in 2005). The couple tied the knot in 1991 but she filed for divorce in 2016

Exes: David shares a son Andrea, now 31, and a daughter Carla, 28, with his ex-wife Coraline (both pictured in 2005). The couple tied the knot in 1991 but she filed for divorce in 2016

Reality star: David took part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2021, entering the Welsh camp on day one and leaving on day 19 of the 21st instalment of the hit ITV show

Reality star: David took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2021, entering the Welsh camp on day one and leaving on day 19 of the 21st instalment of the hit ITV show

Back in 2021, Joelle branded David as ‘cowardly and irresponsible’ and said she had no interest in talking to him.

She told The Sun at the time: ‘Talking about her biological father, David Ginola, who is cowardly and irresponsible, does not interest me.’ 

Since his split from his wife of 25 years Coraline, David welcomed a daughter Ever, five, with his model girlfriend Maeva Denat.

David took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2021, entering the Welsh camp on day one and leaving on day 19 of the 21st instalment of the hit ITV show.




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