Jack Grealish's girlfriend tells him 'It's Emily Atack or me' in showdown talks after footballer's dates with actress
ENGLAND ace Jack Grealish was last night given an ultimatum by his girlfriend over telly star Emily Atack: “It’s me or her.”
The Sun revealed on Saturday how the Manchester City winger, 26, had been enjoying secret dates with 31-year-old Emily.
Jack is understood to have played down their friendship, telling girlfriend Sasha Attwood: “We’re just mates.”
But a source said the pair were meeting to discuss their future.
Last night a source close to the Manchester City player said: “Sasha has been rocked by news of Jack’s secret friendship. She had no idea.
“Jack has apologised to her for any upset caused, and they were due to meet to discuss their future.
“Jack is really confused. On the one hand, he’s being advised to stay loyal to his childhood sweetheart for all sorts of reasons — commercial and otherwise.
“But on the other, he’s intoxicated by Emily’s company. He can’t seem to stay away from her.
“Plus loads of his club mates have crushes on Emily too — so they’re saying something different.
On the one hand, he’s being advised to stay loyal to his childhood sweetheart, but on the other he’s intoxicated by Emily’s company.
“Obviously there have been gags about Jack’s very own transfer deadline day . . . ”
The Sun revealed on Saturday how Jack, 26, and Emily, 31, had teamed up at her home and a Manchester hotel.
He has remained in touch with her — and even WhatsApped her whilst on England duty.
However, he is understood to have played down their friendship to on-off girlfriend Sasha, insisting: “We’re just mates.”
The source said: “Emily’s mates, including her ex-boyfriend Charlie (Edwards), have all rallied around her since the news of their relationship broke.
“She’s made it clear to Jack the last thing she wants is to be presented as a home-wrecker when she’s anything but. Jack needs to get his story straight and make a decision.
“The ball is in his court — but Emily’s made it clear to Jack she won’t be a mug and hang around waiting for him.”
Grealish has sent WhatsApp messages to both women over the past three days.
Sasha — who cheered him on at Wembley Stadium as England thrashed Albania 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday night — was consoled by goalie Jordan Pickford’s girlfriend Megan.
The pair spent that afternoon at London’s five-star Corinthia hotel, having a spa break.
The Sun told how Jack — the Premier League’s first £100million player — had been on at least two dates with actress and comedy star Emily.
The pair had also been FaceTiming and had enjoyed a meet-up at Manchester’s Lowry hotel. However, a pal of Jack’s insisted the pair “hadn’t crossed a line”.
Yesterday YouTube star Sasha broke her social media silence for the first time since The Sun’s story.
She took to Instagram and posted two defiant photos — with no caption — prompting a flurry of supportive messages from her fans.
The ball is in his court — but Emily’s made it clear to Jack she won’t be a mug and hang around waiting for him.
Sasha and Jack met at secondary school. The pair have dated on and off ever since, but he joined celeb dating app Raya earlier this year. According to pals, Emily, who first saw Jack on the site, assumed he was single.
Emily, who played Charlotte “Big Jugs” Hinchcliffe in the cult TV series The Inbetweeners, has also been bombarded by messages of support by her celebrity pals.
An industry source added: “Much of the follow-up to this story has been pretty sexist — trying to pitch two women against each other. The reality is neither woman has done anything wrong.
“Emily has had some horrible trolling online but her celeb pals have been quick to back her.”
Emily, who has been travelling on her sell-out one-woman tour Emily Has Left The Group, was on Monday pictured arriving back at her North London home clutching a bouquet of flowers.
"She was with model Charlie Edwards, 23, with whom she split last year after three months. They have remained good friends.
Ex-Aston Villa star Jack — who was ruled out of England’s win against San Marino on Monday due to injury — has yet to speak publicly about his situation.
Last night a spokesman for Emily declined to comment.
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