Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is dubbed by football pundits as a 'Wonder Boy' for his charismatic football skills. From playing for Queens Park Ranger to representing England in the World Cup, Sterling had an incredible football journey.
The successful football heartthrob has been in the media limelight due to his football skills, relationship with girlfriend Paige Milian and rumored marriage. He has had his fair share of controversy as well. Wanna know the details of his love story, wedding bells, affairs, and controversy? Then, you have arrived at the right spot as we got you covered about it all here.
Raheem Sterling's Relationship With His Girlfriend: Couple Planning To Tie The Knot Soon
The prolific football player Raheem Sterling grabbed media attention worldwide with his amazing soccer skills and goal-scoring demeanor. He has also been one of the top goal scorers for Liverpool. He is the most expensive football players in his age group; after signing a deal worth £49 million ($65 million) with Manchester City.
Sterling met his girlfriend model Paige Millian during his stint with Queens Park Ranger (QPR). He was a teenage footballer during their first meeting as grown-ups. It is said that they are acquainted with each other since their early childhood.
They fell for each other after meeting during his QPR days and started dating immediately. Sterling and Paige are living healthy and happy lifestyle in Manchester, England.
They are often seen in the public, where they do not hesitate to show their love and affection. The couple has been spotted many times during their lunch, dinner and movie dates.
Raheem and Paige hit it off immediately after their first encounter. Little did they know that they were meant for each other. The couple shares strong relationship and bond well. Unlike other power couples, they seem to be taking their relationship slow and steady. It is even claimed that the couple has never fought during their relationship.
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Raheem and Paige have been supposedly in a relationship since teenage days, and have each other's backs during good and bad times. They haven't compromised on anything and do not interfere unnecessarily in each other's professional lives.
Paige even gave up her job with JD sports to be with Raheem; when he was transferred from QPR to Liverpool. She even gave up her high-paying job with a firm to stay with her love Raheem; when he signed a deal with Manchester City.
When Paige was bombarded with hate speech and derogatory remarks by football fans, when he was transferred to Manchester City in 2015; Raheem stood up for his girlfriend. Sterling was even abused and racially vilified by City fans in his Twitter and Instagram. He silenced his critics, haters, and abusers with his excellent performances with Manchester City.
The couple shares a son Thiago Sterling, who was born in January 2017. In the picture shared by him, Sterling is topless for an unexplained reason, although it is believed that he did so to have his daughter Melody Rose in the family portrait as seen in his tattoo.
A source informed that Raheem was 'over the moon' with the birth of his first child with partner Paige and was with her during the entire birthing process and helped her during her painful labor.
The pair hasn't responded as to why they named their child as Thiago, but it is claimed that they liked how the name sounded. Raheem also shares a six years old daughter named Melody Rose Sterling from his previous relationship. He hasn't revealed the identity of Melody's mother.
In March 2018, it was revealed that Sterling had proposed to Paige for their wedding. Sterling proposed her for marriage with a huge diamond ring and she instantly agreed to his marriage proposal. The couple plans to wed next year in Jamaica; in a traditional Jamaican ceremony.
Currently, the couple is enjoying a happy life with their children in Chesire, Manchester. Reportedly, their Chesire home cost them around £3.5 million.
Raheem Sterling's Past Affairs and Relationship
Before he met and fell in love with Paige, Raheem was in a relationship with Shana Ann Rose Halliday. Not much detail has been known about their relationship and dating history. Halliday was crowned as the winner of England’s Top Model of the World pageant in 2013.
Raheem landed in controversy after he abused and violently assaulted Halliday, during their quarrel. It is believed that they had a row over text message. Apparently, they pushed each other violently and called various names. Following their heated argument and assault, Raheem was arrested by the police under section 30 and sent for judicial proceedings.
However, Raheem was cleared of charges after Halliday's parties weren't able to provide sufficient pieces of evidence to the Liverpool Magistrates Court. The court also dropped the case citing lack of enough evidence to punish Sterling.
Raheem Sterling was also rumored to have dated an unidentified teen girl for nine months. It is even speculated that he took her on a trip around the world.
In 2016, it was rumored he had a short affair with Playboy model Tabitha Brown. They were pictured leaving Manchester’s Lowry Hotel after a lunch date in March, weeks after he set up home with Paige.
He had also dated model Nicole Miller for some time period. They haven't shared much about their relationship.
Raheem Sterling: Quick Facts
- Born as Raheem Shaquille Sterling to Nadine Sterling on 8 December 1994.
- His father's name is not known, but it is known that he was murdered when Raheem was two years old.
- His mother raised him as a single mother.
- He was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised there until he was five years old.
- Emigrated to England at the age of five, with his mother.
- Attended Copland School in Wembley, North West London.
- Played for QPR for seven years between 2003 and 2010.
- QPR paid him an initial fee of £600,000, extendable up to £5 million; depending on his appearances for the first team.
- Chris Beschi was his mentor, who identified his skills and potentials for football.
- Made his senior Liverpool debut as a substitute in a league match against Wigan Athletic, at the age of 17.
- Made his European debut for Liverpool in August 2012.
- His annual salary is around $11 million.
- His net worth is estimated to be around $39 million.