Rose Bertram, the former partner of Dutch footballer Grégory Van der Wiel, has responded to accusations that she tried to have a child with Paris-Saint Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappé (24) in order to ensure her future. Bertram has been rumoured to be dating Mbappé in recent weeks, although this has never been confirmed. It is unknown if they are, or ever were dating.
The accusations were tabled by a blogger that goes by the name of Aqababe. They claim that Belgian model Bertram, who separated from former PSG player Van der Wiel in the spring of 2022, tried to seduce Mbappé and have a child with the player in order to secure her future. These accusations have seen her become a considerable target for online abuse.
The accusations and subsequent abuse have now yielded a response from Bertram, who, without explicitly addressing the allegations, took to Instagram to deny the claims and plead her innocence. Speaking to her followers, of which there are over one million, Bertram began by saying that she doesn’t usually respond to gossip or rumours, but that she believes a line has been crossed.
She continued, “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, for me, started with hate and cyberbullying. Unfortunately, it is a 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 come from a stranger that doesn’t know anything about my life and is hiding behind a screen.”
“The worst part is that people are actually believing this nonsense, even though there is no evidence and no proof in what has been said about me, and yet so many lies [are being told] 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 people and that cyberbullying can, unfortunately, destroy lives.”
She concluded, “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. To my loyal family, friends and followers, I deeply cherish your support. Spread the truth, spread the love and be kind because, in the end, love will always prevail.”
GFFN | Luke Entwistle