Rafael Nadal and his wife Maria are expecting their first child, according to Spanish magazine Hola! The 36-year-old could soon become a father for the first time after facing years of questioning about when he’s likely to start a family.
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Nadal and his wife are currently enjoying a holiday off Majorca aboard the ‘Great White’ – a 78-foot pounds 4.2million Sunroof Power yacht he had custom built in 2020. And the Hola! report seemingly shows Maria with a baby bump on her swimsuit amid speculation surrounding her pregnancy.
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The 33-year-old has worn noticeably loose-fitting clothing in recent public appearances and sported a face mask in the stands as she watched May’s Champions League final in Paris with Rafa, a Real Madrid superfan. Rafael or Maria Nadal’s representatives are yet to comment on the rumours.
The pair have been together for 17 years and were married in October 2019 at a Majorca fortress named La Fortaleza, where football star Gareth Bale also tied the knot. And if reports are to be believed, they are set to embark on the next step of their relationship by starting a family.
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Nadal lifted his record-extending 14th French Open title earlier this summer, moving further ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the most decorated Grand Slam winner in history, with 22 triumphs. In a 2020 interview, Nadal admitted that he didn’t expect to be playing at that stage and thought he would’ve already started a family with Maria.