Dating footballers is a thing of the past for Lena Gercke. She has settled down with filmmaker Dustin Schöne, but she used to date ex-German international Sami Khedira. So, we can’t keep her out of the hottest football wag debate. Who is Lena Gercke? Who’s Sami Khedira’s girlfriend? How did she meet him, and why did they break up? We will go through it all in this article.
Who Is Lena Gercke?
Sami Khedira’s girlfriend (ex), Lena Gercke, is a German model and TV personality. She dated Sami Khedira from 2011 to 2015.
Gercke was born in Marburg and grew up in Cloppenburg, where she went to the Roman Catholic school Liebfrauenschule Cloppenburg (ULF) and took her Abitur, the German high school finals, tests in 2007.
She started modelling before completing high school graduation. She even won Germany’s Next Top Model before sitting for Abitur. Winning the competition shot her into immediate fame. She headlined prominent fashion shows and made on the cover of many famous magazines.
Lena Gercke At A Glance
- Birthday: February 29, 1988.
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Weight: 128 lbs
- Body Measurements: 36-25-35 inches
- Occupation: Model, TV Personality
- Social Media: Instagram / Twitter
- Net Worth: ￡4 million.
Lena Gercke’s Net Worth
Lena Gercke has a net worth of ￡4 million in 2023.
Winning Germany’s Next Top Model helped Lena Gercke land great job opportunities. In subsequent years, she penned a lucrative deal with fashion outlet OuiSet as a reward for her Germany’s Next Top Model triumph. It was the first of many to come.
In the same year, she was featured on the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan. Later on, she would also make it to the cover of the US version. Gercke also appeared in a Microsoft ad.
The beauty also appeared in Sports Week, Glamour, and Votre Beauté covers. Lena Gercke was also part of H&M, Geox, and Mexx’s advertising campaigns.
Gercke debuted in reality TV by appearing as a judge for the German talent show Das Supertalent. She also Voice Germany.
How Did Lena Gercke And Sami Khedira Meet?
The couple never disclosed how their paths aligned for the first time. Rumours emerged that the two were dating when the German publication Bild published photos of them outside a posh restaurant in Berlin.
At that time, Khedira was a Real Madrid player, and Gercke was already a familiar face in the German fashion industry. Afterwards, they publicised their relationship and emerged as Germany’s ultimate glamour couple.
They would talk openly about their relationship for the first time in 2012 when they sat down for an exclusive interview with GQ. They also got engaged a year later, but things did not happen as planned.
Khedira and Gercke kept on denying speculations of their separation. Gercke was regularly seen in the gallery during the 2014 World Cup when Khedira featured for Germany. The couple shared a kiss in the Maracanã Stadium after Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final.
The couple split in 2015, a year after Khedira lifted the World Cup trophy wearing the German shirt.
Why Did Lena Gercke And Sami Khedira Separate?
Len Gercke and Sami Khedira reportedly went their separate ways because they got too busy with their respective careers. Khedira moved to Italy in 2015 as he signed for Juventus. Previously, he was in Spain, playing for Real Madrid.
Gercke did not move in with Khedira in Madrid. She had her own career to focus on in Germany. She was hoping that Khedira would return to Germany after the World Cup. But when that did not happen, Gercke decided to break up with the midfielder.
Some sources close to the couple also claimed that Sami Khedira and Lena Gercke had opposing views on having children. Gercke wanted to wait while Khedira persisted in having a child to consolidate their relationship. Perhaps, this drove a wedge between their relationship in the end.
Lena Gercke’s Wedding
Lena Gercke got married in 2022. She tied the knot with her longtime lover Dustin Schöne.
The couple had been dating since 2019 and has a daughter together. Gercke had been dropping hints to her social media followers that she was finally going to walk down the aisle. According to reports, she already did so in a private ceremony.
Lena Gercke and Sami Khedira were among the most adorable couples in the football world. But, they could not write the perfect ending to their story. However, both are happy with their lives now.