Happy Birthday Rafa Nadal: Know all about his romantic story with wife Maria Francisca Perello, in pics
21-time Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal turns 36 on Friday (June 3) ahead of his French Open 2022 semifinal against Alexander Zverev. Nadal is married to Maria Francisca Perello since October 2019. In these collection of pictures, we find out all about Nadal's wife Maria and their romantic story.
Rafa Nadal doesn't have any kids yet
Rafa Nadal and wife Maria Francisca Perello don't have kids yet. It has just been three years since marriage and Nadal has been focussing largely on his career. So they have not yet decided to have a child but Nadal did say in the past that he wants to have kids. (Source: Twitter)
Wife Maria gives insight into Rafa Nadal's private life
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)
How did Rafa Nadal and Maria Francisca Perello meet?
There are various reports in media which suggest that Rafa Nadal and Maria met through family friends. It is clear however that they started dating in 2005, the year Nadal won his first Grand Slam, the French Open title. (Source: Twitter)
Birthday boy Rafa Nadal got married in October 2019
World No. 5 Rafa Nadal turns 36 on Friday (June 3) as he gets ready to face Alexander Zverev in the French Open 2022 semifinal. Nadal got married to Maria Francisca Perello on October 19, 2019. (Source: Twitter)
Rafa Nadal's wife Maria was born in Mallorca
Maria Francisca Perello was born in Mallorca. She now manages her Rafa Nadal's charitable children's sports organisation, The Rafael Nadal Foundation. (Source: Twitter)
Who is Rafa Nadal's wife Maria Francisca Perello?
Maria Francisca Perello is a Spanish-born business graduate. She was born on July 7, 1988. (Source: Twitter)