Newcastle star Papiss Cisse ‘gets married – without telling his girlfriend’

The Newcastle striker apparently wed volleyball ace Diallo Awa in the French capital – but didn’t tell model Rachelle Graham, who he’s been dating on and off for two years.

Rachelle, a former Miss Newcastle, claimed she only found out when she stumbled across a picture of Cisse and his new bride on Facebook and Instagram.

She said: “I’m hurt and disgusted to learn Papiss has got married without me knowing after we spent so much time together recently.” The pair tied the knot at a swish yacht club on May 30 – just three days after Rachelle packed Cisse’s bag and kissed him goodbye at the airport.

A friend of the model claimed Cisse “couldn’t be with her properly” because the star’s family expected him to marry an African Muslim woman. The Senegalese striker, who earns £40,000-a-week, is a strict Muslim who prays five times a day and refuses to drink.

The pal added: “She worries now that people will think she’s stupid and naive.”