John Stones has walked out on his childhood sweetheart and mum to their 18-month-old daughter. The £150,000-a-week Man City defender, 24, allegedly told girlfriend Millie Savage: “It’s over. I want more freedom.”
He packed a bag and quit their £3.4million mansion, hours after ditching Millie shortly before Christmas. The couple started dating when they were aged just 15. John has now moved into a £6,000-a-month apartment in Manchester, in the same block as his manager Pep Guardiola.
Millie has stayed at their six-bedroom home near Knutsford, Cheshire, and a friend said: “They both want to live there. Things could get nasty.” The pal added: “She’s devastated. He left with no real explanation. “They had a lovely home and seemed to have settled down as the perfect family.”
And last night her mum Mandy told Mail Online: “We are absolutely devastated. John was like another son to us.” She said Millie has had “good days and bad days” since the rift.
The couple met as 12-year-old pupils at Penistone Grammar School, South Yorks. Millie was at John’s side as he rose from Barnsley’s academy to joining City in 2016 for £47million, a world record fee for a defender at the time.
That year events organiser Jessica Peaty, then 20, told how she romped with the star after meeting at a restaurant. She claimed he told her that he and Millie had split.