Taylor Jane Wilkey, the woman who was seen in bed with footballer Andy Carroll on his stag party in Dubai, has said that she had no idea he was getting married and that their time together was ‘innocent.’
Taylor and another woman, Phoebe Robb, both 27, accompanied the England player to his opulent hotel suite at the Fairmont the Palm in Dubai, only two weeks before his wedding to Billi Mucklow.
Taylor, from Scarborough, uploaded images of herself in bed with the player, 33, wearing his hotel bathrobe after a 17-hour day with him and his friends the next day.
‘At no stage did anybody suggest it was a stag do, we were told it was a guys’ holiday, I had no idea he was getting married,’ she told The Sun.
Taylor, a hotel bar manager in Dubai, characterized her time with Carroll as “very boozy” and that the striker was “steaming drunk.”
She stated they arrived to The Avenue Dubai, a nightclub in the Shangri-La Hotel, about 1 a.m. and went straight to the VIP section, where Andy had reserved a table.
She said they all drank Grey Goose vodka shots before Andy danced around in his underpants as one of his buddies fell off a chair and into a fake wall.
Taylor, who claimed the photos were released on Snapchat after she shared them to her friends, said she did nothing wrong and that Andy was too inebriated for anything to happen between them.
‘He didn’t try anything – and even if he had, he was too inebriated,’ she explained.
Taylor said that snapping photos of them both in bed made her feel bad, and that wearing his dressing robe was merely a ‘joke.’
She also argued that she was not naked in the photo of them both in bed, claiming that she was wearing a strapless dress and that other people were present.
The controversy has put Carrol’s wedding in jeopardy because it took place when his fiancée was in Dubai for her hen party with her female friends, unaware that her husband-to-be was also there to ‘gatecrash’ her hen party with his own stag do.
After his Dubai activities were made public, Billi is claimed to have swapped a WhatsApp profile picture of herself and her fiancé with a one of simply their children.
She reportedly abandoned the couple’s Essex home on Saturday and is unsure what to do next, according to The Sun.
Billi is said to be demanding that Andy ‘give up everything’ in regards to the photos before their wedding. She also wants to examine every single shot from the night in question, according to reports.
Carroll met his future wife in 2013, and they married a year later. He and Billi have two small children together, and he also has two children from a prior relationship.