Ben Stokes' beautiful wife Clare has stood by him through rough times

Updated: Jun 04, 2020, 14:20
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    Born in New Zealand, Ben Stokes is the son of rugby league player Gerard Stokes. He moved to England after his father was appointed head coach of Workington Town rugby league club. Ben Stokes played cricket for the Cockermouth Cricket Club while in school and went on to win the North Lancashire & Cumbria Cricket League

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    Apart from his heroics on the field, Ben Stokes is also known to be quite a controversial character outside the pitch. On 25th September 2017, Ben Stokes was involved in a brawl in Bristol. The incident took place just hours after England had played a one-day international against the West Indies in the city

    In picture: Ben Stokes on a dinner date with his wife in Barbados

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    On the night of the brawl, allegedly, Ben Stokes offered the club's door supervisor Andrew Cunningham 60 pounds, then 300 pounds, for entry, and became abusive when this was refused. Two gay men, Kai Barry and William O'Connor, emerged from the nightclub and began talking to Stokes and Hales.

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    Following this, Ben Stokes allegedly got into a brawl. A fight ensued and a 27-year-old man allegedly suffered a fractured eye socket and a bloody nose and Ben Stokes was identified as the main aggressor. Following the incident, Stokes lost his England vice-captaincy and also his place in the team for the Ashes tour. He was charged with affray for the brawl but in a court verdict, he was found not guilty and he returned to the England squad.

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    A prosecutor described Ben Stokes as being "provocative and offensive" and in an "angry state of mind" before the alleged fight. 

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    In picture: Ben Stokes and his wife Clare click an elevator selfie during an event.

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    Ben Stokes and Clare tied the knot on October 14, 2017. Among the guests at the couple's wedding were England stars Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan as well as former greats Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood. Fellow cricketers Sam Billings and Scott Borthwick also attended

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    Ben Stokes and Clare have two small children, Layton and Libby. The cricketer was just 21 when his son was born. Clare gave birth to their daughter in 2015

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    Some 200 of their closest friends and family were at the church service to see the happy couple tie the knot, with Libby and Layton acting as flower girl and page boy. During the wedding, locals were stunned to see some of England's most famous athletes flood their village, with one offering Alastair Cook the use of his driveway to park his Range Rover.

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    Ben Stokes’ wife Clare shared this image of her wedding, with a caption “Thank you so much to the whole team at Cadbury House! But especially Alice and Steph! They went above and beyond to make this wedding perfect for us! We are so grateful! The venue was perfect, the staff were amazing and the food was incredible! Thank you!”

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    Ben Stokes was the star for his team where he took England to a maiden World Cup win by winning the 2019 edition.

    Ben Stokes spotted enjoying India's hospitality at The Rambagh Palace, with wife Clare Stokes

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    An adorable picture of Clare Stokes with her son. She wrote, “He will NOT do a nice face”

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    Clare Stokes shared this funny picture with hubby Ben Stokes after leaving their children at their parents home. She captioned, “The face you make when you're leaving the kids with Grandma!!!!!!”

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    In picture: Ben Stokes seen sharing a kiss with wife Clare post a Rajasthan Royals' match, during IPL 2018

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    Ben Stokes's wife Clare, shared this picture of the couple relaxing in a hot tub. She captioned, "A moment of calm #champagne #hottub #heavilyfiltered"

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    Ben Stokes’ wife Clare Stokes’ shared this picture on the couple’s 6-month anniversary. She captioned, “6 months married! Feels like a lifetime...in a good way! @stokesy”

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    In picture: Clare Stokes in a beautiful picture with her kids

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    Clare Stokes shared this picture with Ben Stokes from Disney Land in Paris. She captioned, “Last #selfie before we leave #disneylandparis tomorrow @benstokes38”

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    Clare Stokes is a loving mom and that can be seen in this goofy picture she shared with her child Layton on his birthday

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    England all-rounder Ben Stokes is one of the costliest ever buys in IPL history. Rajasthan Royals bought the match-winner for Rs. 12.5 crores in the 2018 IPL auctions. However, 2018 was not a great year for Ben Stokes as he could manage only 196 runs and 8 wickets in the 13 matches that he played.

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    Earlier, Ben Stokes' IPL career started in 2017, when Rising Pune Supergiants purchased the player in the auctions for a mammoth Rs. 14.5 crore. He rewarded the team that year by scoring 316 runs and picking up 12 wickets in only 12 matches.

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About The Gallery

Ben Stokes, who was the star of the 2019 World Cup, celebrates his birthday today. As the England all-rounder turns 29, we take a look at his career and life off the pitch along with his wife Clare. (Pictures/ Ben Stokes Instagram)