Frankie Bridge has shared her thoughts on being labelled a WAG for marrying Wayne Bridge, saying she believes that it is a derogatory term.
The singer, 32, appeared on Loose Women on Wednesday to talk about Euro 2020 and how outdated the term for the players’ wives and girlfriends is now, especially with the focus on the current England squad’s partners.
Frankie, who found fame in The Saturdays long before she met Wayne, 40, admitted she found it difficult suddenly being labelled a WAG after having a successful career of her own.
She explained: ‘I found it really frustrating, because let’s be honest it means wives and girlfriends so technically it’s not offensive but they don’t refer to Wayne as… I don’t know what they’d even call them, a HAB. It is used as a derogatory term and that’s why I don’t like it.’
Frankie added: ‘It used to annoy me because I’d think I’ve worked for years in the public eye, they know I have my own career and even if I didn’t, why am I now just this thing because I am married to someone who plays a sport?’
She also revealed that before meeting Frankie, Wayne had had a hanger-on friend who she had dubbed his ‘WAG’ because the man had moved into Wayne’s house and lived off him.
Frankie added that the man would never get any stick for living off Wayne, despite the fact the wives of footballers often get a bad rap: ‘Why is it different when it’s a woman? These wives uproot their lives for them.’
She and Wayne have been together since 2011 and got married in 2014, and the couple share two sons, Parker and Carter.
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30 on ITV.
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