Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £10k on glass portrait of stunning wife as anniversary gift



Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

KEVIN DE BRUYNE has created another work of art… by ordering a £10,000 glass portrait of his missus.

The Belgium midfielder regularly wows Manchester City's fans with his masterpieces from free kicks and open play.

Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £10k on glass portrait of stunning wife as anniversary gift
De Bruyne ordered a £10,000 glass portrait of his partner Michele LacroixCredit: Het Nieuwsblad

Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £10k on glass portrait of stunning wife as anniversary gift
De Bruyne has commissioned leading Belgian artist Isabelle Scheltjens to create a mosaic of wife Michele as an anniversary giftCredit: Het Nieuwsblad

De Bruyne, 27, has now commissioned leading Belgian artist Isabelle Scheltjens to create a mosaic of wife Michele as an anniversary gift.

The ex-Chelsea ace married mum-of-two Michele, 23, two years ago.

Artist Isabelle is famed for her glass designs and has staged several exhibitions in London, and counts top chef Gordon Ramsay among her clients.

And after De Bruyne splashed out for one of her personalised designs, his wife could not hide her delight.

Michele said: "Kevin is a man of few words, but this is the best present he could give me.

"Isabelle's portraits are breath-taking.

"Kevin and I were on the lookout for a piece of art to go on the wall of our house in Belgium, and he suddenly said Isabelle should do something for me.

"It's a dream come true to be immortalised this way.  I can't wait until it's ready to put on display."

The portrait is due to be completed in October after a photo shoot earlier this month.

Art gallery boss Ellen Christiaen, who exhibits Isabelle's work, assisted with the shoot.

She said: "Kevin was very involved in the discussions.

"He is very proud of his wife, and still very much in love.

"He didn't behave like a world-famous footballer. He was very normal, and helped choose the photos that will be the basis for the portrait."

De Bruyne made 31 appearances, scoring five goals in an injury-hit campaign to help City win the domestic treble last season.

Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £10k on glass portrait of stunning wife as anniversary gift
Artist Isabelle is famed for her glass designs and has staged several exhibitions in LondonCredit: Het Nieuwsblad

Kevin De Bruyne splashes out £10k on glass portrait of stunning wife as anniversary gift
Top chef Gordon Ramsay is among the clients of Isabelle ScheltjensCredit: Het Nieuwsblad



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