Theo Walcott Wife Melanie Walcott: Retired Life Of Soccer Legend

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Theo Walcott and his wife, Melanie Walcott, have been married for 11 years.

Walcott met the love of his life at a shopping center during their teenage days in 2004.

The pair tied the knot in 2013 and welcomed two kids, Finley and Arlo. Their firstborn was born with a heart defect and had to undergo surgery at eight weeks old.

Theo Walcott, A Former Professional Soccer Player
Theo Walcott, A Former Professional Soccer Player (Source: Instagram)

Theo James Walcott, born 16 March 1989, is an English former professional soccer player.

Grew up in Compton, Berkshire, in a household of a British Jamaican father and English mother, Walcott attended Compton Church and The Downs School.

He played in the youth team for Newbury, Swindon Town, and Southampton.

Later, he moved up to play for Southampton’s first team and scored a goal in his debut game, becoming the team’s youngest senior goal scorer.

In his later career, he played for Arsenal (2006-2018), Everton (2018-2021), and back to Southampton (2020-2023).

Besides, he has been part of the England national team at different levels; U16, U17, U19, U21, B, and senior teams.

Theo Walcott Wife Melanie Walcott

The former professional soccer player and his wife first encountered each other at the WestQuay shopping center in Southampton.

During that time, Theo and Melanie were around the same age of 15. Since then, the pair have been together.

The pair dated for about eight years before getting engaged on New Year’s Eve, 2012.

The Walcott couple shared their vows in 2013 during a romantic wedding ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.

A year following their marriage, they welcomed their first son, Finley James Walcott, on April 10, 2014, and their second son, Arlo, on 26 November 2016.

Theo Walcott And His Wife Melanie Walcott During Their Wedding
Theo Walcott And His Wife Melanie Walcott During Their Wedding (Source: Instagram)

So, who is Mrs. Walcott? Melanie Walcott (nee Slade) was born in Southampton, England, on October 22, 1988.

The certified sports physiotherapist works as a blogger for the infamous magazine Hello!

Moreover, she also had her experience as an actor and worked in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and All Star Mr & Mrs.

Retirement Life Of Soccer Legend

Following his departure from Southampton at the end of last season, Theo announced immediate retirement from soccer at the age of 34.

The Arsenal legend decided to hang his boots with 563 club appearances and 47 England caps.

There were rumors of him signing with Bournemouth and League One outfit Reading, but surprisingly the 35-year-old announced his retirement via social media post.

In an emotional video posted on social media, Walcott wrote:

The first moment I put my football boots on aged 10, was the start of a special journey for me.

The support shown to me throughout this time has been incredible in every way imaginable and I am truly grateful. I’ve shared the football pitch with so many incredible players and we have created so many unforgettable memories.

Moreover, he thanked all the managers, coaches, and fans who were with him on this journey.



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