Rafael Nadal wife: Meet the stunning Xisca Perello who shuns the limelight
RAFAEL NADAL broke hearts around the world after reportedly proposing to his long-term girlfriend earlier this year. But who is Xisca Perello?
According to reports by HELLO!’s sister publication HOLA! in January 2019, Rafael Nadal proposed to his girfriend, Xisca Perello, during a romantic trip to Rome in the previous May. The Spanish tennis champ, 32, who made it to the Wimbledon semi-final this year, is thought to have been dating girlfriend Xisca since 2005. So who is Rafael Nadal’s reported girlfriend?
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Who is Xisca Perello?
Xisca Perello, 30, is an insurance worker and business graduate, who sits as director for the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Although they are thought to have started dating in 2005, the pair are said to have known each other prior to this.
She is notoriously private, often not attending her partners tennis events so as not to distract him.
Xisca Perello supporting her partner Rafael Nadal (Image: Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal on the tennis court (Image: Getty Images)
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However, she was present when Nadal took runner-up position in the Australian Open 2019.
In a rare interview with The Telegraph in 2011, Xisca said: “Rafael 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.
“It would asphyxiate me. And then he would have to be worrying about me… No.
“If I followed him everywhere, I think there’s a risk we might stop getting along.”
Xisca Perello taking photo with fan
Xisca Perello does not always attend Rafael’s tennis games (Image: Getty Images)
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Rafael has stated in previous interviews he has ambitions to be a father.
He told Argentine talk show Con Amigos Asi: “I would love to have children, boys, girls… I’m a person who loves kids and I’m a family guy.
“But also I tell you that the reality is… the years keep passing… I would like to start to do all of this when my sporting life determines it.
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Xisca Perello is notoriously private (Image: Getty Images)
“I think it’s also above all about looking after the kids.
“I don’t know if it [travelling throughout the year when you have children] is ideal.”
The pair have not announced any wedding plans as of yet.
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