Rebekah Vardy has reportedly been left "furious and devastated" after her ex-boyfriend, former Stevenage footballer Luke Foster, was jailed for three years for running a cannabis farm.

Foster, now 38, played for the club during the promotion-winning 2010-11 season, Stevenage's first in the Football League.

He was with Rebekah for six years until 2013, having a son together during that time. Several months after they split up, she met Jamie Vardy, the footballer she would go on to marry in 2016.

Foster was last month sentenced to three years behind bars after he admitted to growing the class B drug cannabis along with two other people.

He has now been imprisoned at HMP Nottingham, and is set to face a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing in July.

Following the news, a source told the Sun newspaper:  “This is devastating for Becky — she’s only just found out about this, and of course she’s furious. It’s outrageous.

The Comet: Captain Mark Roberts directs Luke Foster away from the referee after he was sent off for Boro at Northampton in 2011.Captain Mark Roberts directs Luke Foster away from the referee after he was sent off for Boro at Northampton in 2011. (Image: The Comet archives)

“Her sole concern is to protect her son — making sure he’s surrounded by people who love him and that this has zero impact on his education and anything else that could affect a teenage boy.”

Rebekah and Foster have both criticised each other in the media previously.

Back in 2017, when Rebekah was heading into the jungle for I'm A Celebrity, Foster claimed in the Mirror that she had stopped him from going on a trip with his fellow Stevenage players.

“Becky stopped me from going out with my friends. I even missed out on going to Las Vegas with my Stevenage team-mates.

“We got promoted and the club were paying for us to go to celebrate and I was told I couldn’t go.

“She said ‘If you go, we are over.’ I wanted to celebrate one of the pinnacles of my career but I couldn’t.”

Foster continued: “Becky liked the finer things in life. She wanted the biggest house on the street, expensive handbags. She drove my Merc, I had a Picasso. She wouldn’t even let me drive my own car.

“Becky was finding it a struggle. We weren’t doing that badly, in my mind – living in a five-bed house, driving around in a Mercedes.

“We couldn’t do everything that she wanted, but that’s life. When I moved from Preston to Lincoln my wages went down and Becky would say: ‘We can’t live on that.’ But it was still more than my mates earned as builders. I’d go ‘What planet are you on?’


 "If someone had a better car than us, she’d want to go one better.

“She’s now got the husband she always wanted, one who can keep her in the lifestyle she’s dreamt of. She’s got the shopping, the house, the car. She’s living her perfect life.

“Becky upgraded. She said that to my face. She said he’d treat her a hell of a lot better."

Responding at the time, in a statement released to the Sunday Mirror, her lawyers said: “It’s upsetting Luke felt the need to sell yet another untrue story on the mother of his seven year old son.

"He has already made these claims via a friend in another newspaper over 18 months ago and Mrs Vardy made it very clear then she had separated from Mr Foster months before meeting Jamie Vardy, although as a good mother she kept their family together in the same house for another couple of months so that the children had a ‘normal’ Christmas without being uprooted and disrupted.

"There are many reasons why their relationship broke down but prior to leaving for Australia this month Mrs Vardy was threatened by Mr Foster with the selling of stories, yet she advised us that she would choose not to comment directly about Mr Foster as he is the father of her son and she cares more about her son’s well being and privacy than she does in publicly putting Mr Foster’s name alongside a list of his wrongdoings in the past.

"Mr Foster has a new girlfriend and a new baby, he should put his efforts into focusing on them instead of still trying to hurt Mrs Vardy and in turn hurt his son who will no doubt hear about this story at school.”