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Dele Alli's partner Cindy Kimberly responds to his heartbreaking tell-all interview

Dele Alli's partner Cindy Kimberly responds to his heartbreaking tell-all interview

Alli sat down with Gary Neville for an emotional conversation.

Dele Alli's partner, Cindy Kimberly, has responded to the Everton midfielder's emotional interview with Gary Neville.

The former Tottenham star sat down with Gary Neville for an honest conversation which had both men in tears on the latest episode of The Overlap.

Alli revealed some heartbreaking tales from his childhood, discussing the trauma he has faced in his career and his battles with addiction.

Opening up on his addiction to sleeping pills, he admitted that he took himself to rehab, saying: "So I went there [rehab] for six weeks."

"Everton were amazing and supported I will be grateful to them for ever. For them to be so honest and understanding I couldn’t ask for anything more during a time I was making the biggest decision of my life - doing something I was scared to do. I’m happy I’ve done it.

"There is a stigma around it and it’s something people don’t want to do. Going into rehab is scary but I could never have imagined how much I would get from it.

"I was in a bad place. A lot happened to me when I was younger that I couldn’t understand and I was doing stupid things that I blame myself for.

"Going there and learning about it, it was never really under my control."

His partner Cindy, 24, has since shared her support for Alli, who she has reportedly been dating since last summer.

Commenting on Alli's Instagram post about the interview, she replied: "Proud of you," also sharing the post to her story, with the caption: "So proud of Dele."

Meanwhile, a whole host of fellow footballers have rallied behind the England international, flooding him with messages of support.

Among them was former Spurs teammate and England captain Harry Kane, who tweeted: "Proud of Alli for speaking out and sharing his experience to try and help others."

If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They're open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58 and they also have a webchat service if you're not comfortable talking on the phone.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram @wolfiecindy

Topics: Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Gary Neville, Football