We tell you all the details about the wedding of the tennis player and 5 other athletes
Rafael Nadal with his wife and Sergio Ramos with his wife. / Photos: EFE and elespanol.com
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Leer en español: La boda de Rafael Nadal y otros 5 deportistas en este 2019
Last week, tennis player Rafael Nadal, number two in the ATP Men's Tennis ranking, had his wedding with Mery Perelló after fourteen years of relationship. The discreet ceremony was held in Mallorca Spain, and family and friends close to the couple were found on the guest list. Among the invited celebrities was the also tennis player David Ferrer, Feliciano López, the former playerJuan Monaco, among others.
In terms of the wedding, Nadal himself referred to this and said that “it was something we were preparing for a long time (...)”, also “we enjoyed a lot and had a lot of fun,” in statements given before the charity game to help children and teenagers; match played against Novak Djokovic.
However, Rafael Nadal's wedding was not the only one that so far in 2019 has given what to talk about. This is why from LatinAmerican Post, we show you the weddings of other athletes who said yes this year.
1. Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio
After seven years of relationship and three children in common, in June, the Real Madrid captain decided to marry the host Pilar Rubio. Not only was the wedding everybody talked about all summer, but the bride's requests were highlighted in front of the dress code of the guests. As El País says, “the guests could not wear white, green, pink, red or orange”.
The ceremony, held in Seville, cost approximately 3 million euros; where the costume of the bride standed out, dressed in a model of the Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, which would cost around 20 thousand euros. In addition, the security of the event was added to the budget, which costed around 30 thousand euros, as no unwanted guests could be present at the celebration.
2. Mesut Özil and Amine Gülse
The Turkish-German striker, current Arsenal player and former Real Madrid, married last June with Turkish-Swedish actress Amine Gülse in Istanbul. The couple had two years of relationship, before saying yes. During the wedding, several Turkish celebrities made a presence; However, the ceremony was also attended by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
What most caught the attention of the reception, was the fact that the couple donated all the money raised during the celebration to pay for the operations of around 1,000 children and feed 14,000 people, “coinciding with the end of Ramadan, the sacred Muslim month,” as Tudn remembers.
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3. Paul Gasol and Catherine McDonnell
The wedding between the Spanish basketball player and the Californian journalist took place during the weekend of July 6 and 7. The couple, who had been in a relationship for three years, surprised their friends and close relatives by announcing their marriage at the celebration that appeared to be the athlete's birthday, held in San Francisco.
However, the new couple remarried, but this time in Girona, Spain. The second wedding, which took place on July 16, featured friends and family close to the player, who commented that “Our dream continues! (...) we celebrate our recent link in my land and I inform you that I feel the luckiest man in the world. Thanks to our family and friends for being the best company on our way. I love you, Catherine. ”
4. Inés Melchor and Raúl Guzmán
The Peruvian marathoner married Lieutenant Raúl Guzmán on October 19. The ceremony was held in the Cathedral of the city of Huancayo, and about 30 police officers were waiting for the entrance to do the traditional sword crossing.
The athlete, and who owns the South American record in the marathon with a time of 2:26:48, commented that she felt nervous, "I think it is part of the human being to feel nervous on such an important day like this. Yes, it is the longest career in life that one should know how to overcome it if adversities arise," she told La República. It should be remembered that the couple married for civil matters in 2018.
5. Diego Pablo Simeone and Carla Pereyra
Although the Argentine retired as a player a couple of years ago, the technical director of Atlético de Madrid also got married this year. The former model and coach first married civilly in an intimate ceremony in June.
Even so, on September 7 the couple married, again, in a ceremony in Tuscany. The bride and groom took advantage of the wedding celebration on that date, and in which the couple's two children plus the three children of the Argentine were present with their first wife, by the League stop as a result of the calls of the players for their national teams, according to As.