Everton midfielder Dele Alli's ex says she feared for her life during robbery at his London house

Ruby Mae who is Dele Alli's ex
-Credit:PA Media

Premier League footballer Dele Alli's ex-girlfriend said she thought she would be killed when his Enfield house was raided by armed robbers back in 2020. Model Ruby Mae met Alli at a London bar in 2016.

In 2020, Mae was watching Netflix, while Alli played pool with his friends downstairs, at his home in Hadley Wood, North East London. That's when two masked men appeared in their house and tried to rip rings and bracelets off Ruby Mae as she tried to protect their dog, Uno, the Sun newspaper reported as she spoke out this week for the first time about the incident.

The men attacked Alli and ordered him to hand over valuables in the house. Ruby told the Sun: "They roughed up Dele and forced him upstairs with them into the wardrobe area, which is separated from the bedroom.

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Delle Alli at the side of a football pitch
Intruders broke into Dele Alli's home back in 2020 -Credit:PA Media

"I couldn't see the door from the bed but Dele's friend came up first. They came to me in a panic and I instantly realised something was wrong. His friend wouldn't have usually come into the bedroom.

"Behind the friend, towards the door was what looked like a silhouette. I was confused and said, 'Dele?' and the guy didn't answer. I realised this guy was not the same height or body structure as Dele. He came over to me and was very intimidating. He started asking me where everything was while trying to take off my bracelets and rings."

Mae said she was in shock and protected her dog as her first instinct. She said that the intruders started to panic when they realised how long they had been in the house, and they 'jumped the fence out the front and ran away with whatever they had both managed to find'.

"It affected all of us," she said. "To get burgled is one thing, but to get burgled when you're in is so scary. All of us were speechless.

"It was all very traumatic. Psychologically, it has had an impact. Being home alone is scarier than it once was. Every now and then I still think about it. I can't believe it happened. It was awful."

Mae described the incident as movie-like saying she 'honestly didn’t know what was going to come next'. Mae and Alli split in 2021 and this is the first time she has spoken about the incident since.

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