Landon Donovan: My Wife Means So Much to Me Now

 Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Landon Donovan — who is currently battling rumors that he fathered a child out of wedlock — says his wife Bianca Kajlich (with whom he is currently separated) will always be in his life.

That's why he blew her a kiss after scoring the game-winning goal during the June 23 World Cup match against Algeria.

"I've known Bianca for eight years. We have been and will always be best of friends," he said on CBS' The Early Show Wednesday. "And my personal life, people who know me close know how much she's meant to this whole process. I wouldn't be where I was on that day without her and I wanted to share that moment with her, which was really special."

Though Donovan, 28, didn't dish about the lovechild claims, a source tells that Kajlich, 33, star of CBS' Rules of Engagement, had "been aware" of the news before it broke and "is extremely supportive of Donovan. She was not blindsided by this and isn’t angry."



Donovan says he will provide support if the claim is true.

"I was informed of the possibility during the World Cup, and if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support," he told Sports Illustrated.

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!