Nadal marriage rumours ‘fake news’
Rafael Nadal’s closely guarded private life has been under tabloid scrutiny in recent months, with rumours circulating about a presumed marriage.
But the 32-year-old Spaniard’s camp has denied any and all reports played out in international celebrity media, with one attack-dog PR handler playing the Trump game by labelling marriage reports as “fake news.”
Family loving Nadal has always been quiet about his 14-year relationship with Xisca Perello; the pair were rumoured to have become engaged a year ago but have been keeping it all secret.
Xisca, 30, works Nadal’s charity foundation and travels with him and his entourage to many tournaments – most recently Rome, where he beat Novak Djokovic for a ninth title at the Foro Italico.
Recent gossip has suggested that Nadal might marry during the three-week period between the end of the French Open from June 10 through to Wimbledon; the Nadal camp has already shot that theory down.
Nadal himself seems to be in the dark: “I do not know when I will get married,” he has told Britain’s Sky News.
Nadal has voiced his displeasure at any news of his private goings-on leaking out to the world, telling his local Diario De Mallorca newspaper this year:
“I’m not going to tell anything, it has bothered me a lot, I never report any of this, I’m not going to do it now.
“You want to ask me about the wedding, right? I understand that you do your job, but I will not say anything.”
But he added that having a family is among his future plans.
“Obviously, I have the intention of forming a family. I love children and I would like my children to do what they like.”