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Amid Shakira rumours, know all about Rafa Nadal love story with wife Maria Francisca Perello - In Pics

22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was again in the news for his alleged affair with Pop-star Shakira. However, Nadal is married to Maria Francisca Perello since October 2019 and below in the collection of pictures, we bring out all about Nadal's wife Maria and their romantic love story.

22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was again in the news for his alleged affair with Pop-star Shakira. However, Nadal is married to Maria Francisca Perello since October 2019 and below in the collection of pictures, we bring out all about Nadal's wife Maria and their romantic love story.

 

How did Rafael Nadal meet his wife Maria?

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How did Rafael Nadal meet his wife Maria?

Rafael and Perello started dating way back in 2005. They had met through family friends. The couple are not too much vocal about their relationship on the internet. (Source: Twitter)

A father to be

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A father to be

"If all goes well, I'm going to be a father," Nadal shared with reporters at a press conference in Mallorca. He recently announced about his wife's pregnancy. (Source: Twitter) 

Marriage

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Marriage

Rafa and Maria tied the knot in 2019 during the month of October in Italy. (Source: Twitter)

Compatible couple

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Compatible couple

In 2011, Maria Francisca Perello gave an insight into Rafa Nadal private life when she spoke how she needs to understand Nadal and his life, his career and give that space to him to complete. She had said, "He needs his space when he is competing, and just the idea of me hanging around and waiting on his needs all day tires me out." (Source: Instagram)

Same hometown

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Same hometown

Maria Francisca Perello was born in Mallorca, place where her husband also grew up. She now manages her Rafa Nadal's charitable children's sports organisation, The Rafael Nadal Foundation. (Source: Twitter)