FAMILY FEUD – Rhodri Giggs has insisted he could ‘bury’ Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs if he wanted to on the back of his brother’s long-running affair with his wife.
What has Happened?
In 2011 it came to light that Natasha Lever had an eight-year affair with husband Rhodri’s brother Ryan – who was also married at the time to wife Stacey – which took place over much of his time at United.
Lever and Ryan conducted illicit liaisons in hotel rooms and vacant properties she had access to through her job as an estate agent, which Rhodri claims he inadvertently gave her the idea for.
The Wife Fled
But 13 years ago the scandal broke when, according to Rhodri, Natasha’s mother arrived at his house to show him the story in a newspaper with his wife having fled to Spain.
He is Resisting Not to Put Brother Under the Bus
Rhodri laid into his brother on The Central Club podcast, insisting he could have done serious damage to former footballer, 50, if he wanted to by selling stories to the media, as he has been accused of doing for decades by his family.
‘All I’ve tried to be is a good father and husband and he’s been out galivanting, and he’s just an idiot,’ Rhodri, a former footballer himself, said. ‘I know what it’s about, they constantly think I was selling stories as a younger person because I was friendly with one reporter because I liked him.
‘Doesn’t mean I’m selling secret stories, and they still think it to this day. They’re f***ing idiots, where’s the proof? There is no proof. The only little things is I would make up stories, I’d say his Bentley was black when it was blue.
He Said More
‘This is 27 years ago, we’ve been fine after it, but as soon as all this s*** happens, because I sold my story on this, they’re like, he’s at it again. I wasn’t going to [on this occasion], because I spoke to Ryan about getting our relationship back together again but he had to do that, I’m not going to instigate it, and I had nothing for six or seven months.
‘If I was going to sell some stories I’d have done it last year and buried this p****, buried him. There’s some stories I know that could have buried him, so if I wanted to sell stories I’d do it, but why would I want to do that? Why? I wouldn’t.
‘I’m not that bitter and not that twisted, but he needs to be careful, because I could have. A lot of people could have, but they didn’t, and it’s all from him making the choices he’s made, no one else. You can’t go through life and this nice, innocent family man when you’re banging everything in sight. How old is he, 48, 49? He needs to grow the f*** up.’
Ryan was Arrested
Ryan was arrested in November 2020 on suspicion of two counts of assault against former partner Kate Greville and her sister Emma.
He was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm to Greville, as well as coercive and controlling partner against her and common assault against Emma.