Rafael Nadal Married, Engaged, Bio, Net Worth
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, age 32, is all set to become a married man!
The news of Rafael being engaged to his longtime girlfriend & now wife-to-be, Mery Perelló comes just days after the current world no. 2 tennis player's devastating loss at the Australian Open Final.
Read along to learn the details of the Mallorca, Spain native's engagement to Mery - who also goes by the name Xisca - and their upcoming wedding!
Gets Engaged To Girlfriend-Cum-Future Wife; Set To Get Married
Although Rafael and his girlfriend of more than 14 years got engaged almost a year ago, it is just now that the beloved couple has come forth with the revelation.
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According to the Spanish-language magazine Hola!, the 17 Grand Slams singles titles-winner initially popped the big question to Mery in May of 2018 during their romantic trip to Rome, Italy.
Rafael Nadal along with his wife-to-be Mary Perelló graces the February 2019 cover of Spanish Magazine (Photo:- Celebrity.nine.com.au)
The smitten couple is set to get married next Autumn in the beautiful city of Mallorca, a part of the Balearic Islands located in the Meditteranean region of Spain and which is also the tennis star's hometown.
Rafael's wife-to-be, Mary - a 30-year-old insurance worker holding a business degree - rarely attends his games as she believes that it helps preserve their relationship. That said, she was in the attendance when Rafael lost to his arch-nemesis Novak Djokovic at the 2019 edition of Australian Open.
In a post-match interview, he professed excitement in having Mary accompany him to Australia. Previously, in an interview with Hola, the 32-year-old asserted his intention to start a family.
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While being parents may be still in the cards for the engaged duo, it is - by no means - their top priority. First comes the wedding then the children, right?
Bio Unveils Essential Details: From Height & Weight to Net Worth
Nevertheless, Rafael claims that he would let his kids pursue a career of their choice, just like his parents - Ana María Parera and Sebastián Nadal - who didn't meddle with their kid's passion.
Rafael Nadal's parents: Ana María Parera and Sebastián Nadal get photographed in a public setting following their reunion in 2011 (Photo:- SportsYahoo.com)
Born on 3rd June 1986, his bio suggests that a young Rafael grew up alongside his sister playing both football and tennis but opted to stick with the latter in a bid to finish his high school education. And what a decision it proved in the end.
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Using his chiseled physicality, the 11 times French Open champion has amassed $183 million in net worth in prize as well as sponsor money. For reference: the Spaniard's weight and height reads 85 kilograms (187 pounds) and six foot and one inch (183.5 cm) respectively.