Dani Alves’ wife vows to STICK BY Brazil star on jail visit days after ‘demanding divorce’ over nightclub rape charge

DANI Alves’ wife Joana Sanz has visited him in prison for the first time since his arrest over an alleged nightclub rape.

The model, 29, said after 50 minutes inside the jail near Barcelona where the Brazil star is being held: “I’m not going to leave him alone at the worst moment in his life.”

TelecincoJoana was seen leaving the prison after spending 50 minutes there[/caption]

Instagram @joanasanzJoana Sanz requested for a divorce but has now vowed to ‘stick by him’[/caption]

Joana made a public show of support for her husband days after reports in Spain claimed she had demanded a divorce and that Alves had refused to see her in jail.

She has already rubbished some of the claims made by Telecinco TV reporter Leticia Requejo in her Instagram posts.

However, she stayed silent on the divorce issue and again declined to respond on Sunday as she left Brians 2 Prison where Alves is being held on remand.

The Tenerife-born model was asked whether she had “parked” the idea of a split right now so she could help her husband defend himself.

As she walked to a waiting car, she said reports Alves had refused a face-to-face meeting with her last week were a “lie.”

And she added: “I’m very well thanks” when asked how she was after seeing Alves.

Joana visited the jail along with chef pal Bruno Brasil, who was reportedly with Alves on the night he allegedly assaulted a woman at iconic Barcelona nightclub Sutton.

Alves, 39, admitted to cops he had sex with the woman but says it was consensual and denies rape.

Last week we reported how Sanz erased virtually all the photos of her with her husband on her Instagram.

After claims she wanted a divorce, Joana insisted on Instagram: “I want to make it clear that the recent information about things I have said are totally false.

“I haven’t contacted any media or any specific journalist. When I have something to say I, Joana Sanz, will say it, via an official statement on my social media.

“Everything else is speculation. I appreciate your concern but at this moment in time there is a process underway which deserves not to be intoxicated.”

Former FC Barcelona star Alves has been locked up since he was quizzed by a magistrate on January 20.

Last week his new lawyer Cristobal Martell made a fresh appeal for him to be released on bail while the criminal investigation continues.

The Brazilian World Cup ace agreed to wear a GPS ankle tag and surrender his passport if he is released, legal papers show.

Alves is expected to hear by the end of this month whether his bail application has been successful.

If it goes to trial, Alves could wait more than a year for the case to be heard.

Alves flew into Barcelona after agreeing to be questioned over the allegations last month.

Previously it emerged the woman claimed Alves slapped her and raped her in the nightclub bathroom in the early hours of December 31.

She is also said to have described seeing the footballer’s intimate tattoo while he was partly undressed.

The tearful woman is said to have immediately told her friends what happened, and bouncers then alerted police.

Mexican club the Pumas terminated his contract after he was held in custody – and now they are reportedly seeking £4million in damages from him for breach of contract.

Alves’ model wife Joanna Sanz, 29, spoke of her heartbreak after his arrest, which came days after her mother died.

She said: “I have lost the only two pillars in my life.”

Alves is the most decorated player in football history with 43 career trophies including three Champions League titles, two Copa Americas and an Olympic gold medal.

In December he became Brazil’s oldest ever player at a World Cup aged 39.

Last week he reportedly made his debut for a prison football team.

SolarpixAlves is being held at Brians 2 Prison near Barcelona[/caption]

Alves is accused of raping a woman at Barcelona’s Sutton nightclub

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