Just weeks after his wife accused him of having an affair with a model, Evander Kane stepped out in public with his new love interest, Mara Teigen.
The pair was spotted in the same car together as they left Craig’s, a elaborate restaurant recognized for its movie star sightings, in West Hollywood. Evander and Teigen actually have history as they began a relationship in 2014, earlier than his marriage to Anna, when the Canadian started his hockey career with the Winnipeg Jets.
Anna Kane had been headlines for days after she made serious allegations against her hockey player husband, suggesting that he lost NHL games on purpose to support his alleged gambling addiction.
“How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this,” Anna wrote via Instagram Stories on July 31st. “Can someone ask [commissioner] Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?”
According to reports, she filed for divorce on July 16, several months after he filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in January amid his $27 million debt, per The Washington Post.
She also alleged that the athlete “did not call or text” her for seven days while partying in Europe
“But at the same time, you tell me our house is being taken by the bank. But you do not come home to help your pregnant wife pack or help with anything at all, you have enough money to party and stay in hotels in Europe and go to dinners every night,” she claimed via Instagram Stories. “But I can’t buy my daughter formula and you force me to sell my wedding ring to survive as you party every day every night, never calling your daughter and never asking not even one time how I’m doing myself.”
Evander took to social media to defend himself, calling his estranged wife’s accusations “false.”
“I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game,” he wrote on Sunday, August 1. “The facts are I personally had my best season of my career last year and was the most consistent I’ve been throughout any season, I’m proud of that. I love the game of Hockey and would never do any of what was alleged. I look forward to cooperating fully with the league’s investigation, having my name cleared and looking forward to this upcoming season.”