Stephanie Rose Bertram took to social media on Monday to deny reports about her alleged affair with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
The 28-year-old Belgian model has two daughters with former Ajax and PSG right-back Gregory van der Wiel, but the couple divorced last year.
Bertram wrote a lengthy Instagram statement to hit out at the press and claimed that she has been victim of cyberbullying.
Rose Bertram’s full statement about the Mbappe rumors
“Normally I do not reply to gossip or rumors, but there is also a line that should not be crossed,” Bertram wrote.
“The last few weeks lies have been spread about me that are causing serious harm to my family, myself and those around me.
“2023 has started for me with hate and cyber-bullying, unfortunately it’s the sad picture of what our world is becoming.
“Nothing that has been said, written or claimed is true in any shape or form.
“The truth can’t and won’t come from a stranger that doesn’t know anything about my life and is hiding behind a screen.
“The worst part is that people actually believe this nonsense even though there is no proof in what has been said about me and yet so many lies to ruin my image and reputation.
“In a world where getting views, clicks and likes is all that matters, we sometimes forget that we are all still people and that cyberbullying can unfortunately destroy lives.
“Therefore I felt the need to speak up, because if we just let everyone say what they want to say, we might start to think that is normal. There are so many other people dealing with this and this is just pure evil.”
Rose Bertram’s support of Mbappe at the World Cup
There were reports that claimed Mbappe was dating Bertram and that these rumours were confirmed because of pictures uploaded to Instagram by designer Eli Mizrahi.
The Belgian model was in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup and she reportedly dedicated messages to the France star, who led his team all the way to the final, where they lost to Argentina on penalties.
These reports of their alleged relationship came at a time when Mbappe was linked with trans model Ines Rau.