World Cup winning German star Mesut Ozil has been accused of cheating on pop star Mandy Capristo, his beautiful girlfriend who lives with him in London, where he plays with top English Premier League club Arsenal.
In an interview with German newspaper Bild, former Bayern Munich player Christian Lell accuses Ozil of being a “snake” and of “muscling in” on his relationship with former girlfriend Melanie Rickinger.
Ozil has been in the headlines this summer as a World Cup winner with Germany, but what about his gorgeous girlfriend? Here’s 5 fast facts you need to know about Mandy Capristo.
1. She’s a Big Star in Her Native Germany
Born to an Italian father and a German mother in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, she became a child star after winning the Kiddy Contest TV talent show in Austria and later won another show Popstars in Germany to become a member of the girl band Montrose, whose first single debuted at number one in Germany and became one of the best-selling singles of the year. The group sold more than 2 million copies worldwide before splitting up to follow solo careers. Now 24, Mandy’s a model, a pop singer and a judge on X-Factor-style show SuperStar. She started dating Ozil in 2013.
2. Mandy Doesn’t Like Being Called a WAG
Mandy lives with Ozil in London, she was at his side after he won the World Cup with Germany this summer in Rio and, not surprisingly, has been tagged a WAG by the intrusive British press – but she doesn’t like it. She REALLY doesn’t like it, as you can see from her recent comment in an interview.
“You’d never say to the partner of a tennis player that they’re only this or that, that’s a lack of respect. So when people say I’m just a WAG, I don’t care. I have too much respect for myself and my own work to even bother thinking about these people.”
3. She Hasn’t Commented on the Report That Mesut Ozil Was Playing Away With Another Beauty
Neither Mandy nor Ozil have made any comment on the claim in Germany’s Bild newspaper from ex-Bayern player Christian Lell that the Arsenal player exchanged intimate messages with Melanie Rickinger over the social media app WhatsApp. However, Rickinger reportedly said Lell is “completely crazy” and accessed her messages without her permission. They are pictured together above.
4. She’s a WAG With a Heart (Sorry Mandy!)
Not only is she happy to appear like she is interested as her boyfriend talks about soccer, she has campaigned against violence, was an ambassador of the Federal Foundation for Children’s Hospice, and supports Germany’s Relief for Victims of Famine in East Africa campaign.
5. Mandy Was Voted Sexiest Woman in the World in 2009
In 2007, Mandy was voted No. 10 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Two years later, she was voted Sexiest Woman in the World by the readers of the German FHM Magazine. But remember, she’s not a WAG!