Theo Walcott’s girlfriend, Melanie Slade, has admitted that she is very happy being with their relationship at the moment, but says he has no plans to marry him until after she has finished her studies and become a full-time physiotherapist.
Mel said: “I’d really love to marry Theo, but only after I’ve established myself as a physio. We’re really happy together, but I’ve got some serious studying to do, so having a wedding to organise as well would be really difficult. We’ll wait until after I’ve graduated.”
“Theo’s a chilled-out person who takes everything in his stride. When he comes back from training or a match we have a cuppa and a chat. He’s not some international star, he’s Theo my boyfriend. I think we’re evidence that, if you want to, you can be a part of the football world and still lead a normal life.”
She also said again that she doesn’t like the idea of being labelled as a WAG, and feels that she prefers to be treated the same as anyone else.
“Just because I started dating Theo, it didn’t mean I was going to go shopping for the rest of my life. It’s never been on my agenda to quit my studies and move in with Theo.” she said.
“It’s important to have something to fall back on. I study hard at uni and wear jeans and trainers there just like everyone else – and I am treated just the same, which is exactly how it should be.”
She sounds like a very level-headed young lady, and let’s hope that she keeps Theo’s feet on the ground (preferably in the penalty box!)