Rita Johal, the woman behind Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez
Here's all you need to know about the 27-year-old model, Rita Johal aka Rita Mahrez:
Rita Johal, born on 21 August 1992, is originally from Gravesend, Kent, England. Rita Johal is a model and an Instagram influencer. She is widely known as the wife of Premier League star Riyad Mahrez.
Riyad Mahrez began his football career by playing for French club AAS Sarcelles and made his professional debut with Quimper football club in 2009. In January 2014, Mahrez signed for English side Leicester City, helping them win the Championship and promotion to the Premier League at the end of his first season.
In August 2015, Rita Mahrez tied the knot with her Husband Riyad Mahrez and only a few friends and family members were invited to the wedding ceremony. They welcomed their first daughter, Inanya, later that year.
Mahrez and his wife were reported to have a second daughter, thought to be born in late 2016, but whose name is not known.
Although Rita Johal prefers to stay away from the media spotlight, she was chased by the limelight as the look-alike of non-other than the American media personality, Kimberly Noel Kardashian West, most famously known as Kim Kardashian.
Rita does not court the limelight and instead makes herself busy in her day to day activities away from the media.
Being a wife of a professional footballer, Rita fully supports her husband on social media but does not appear in public.
Johal’s religion is Islam just like her husband even though their nationality is different.
Rita Johal's Wedding
Rita is married to the professional footballer, Riyad Mahrez who was born on 21 February 1991.
Rita's husband, who stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 meters), holds Algerian nationality and embraces Algerian ethnicity.
Unfortunately, Rita's husband faced a family struggle when his parents divorced while Riyad was just at the age of eight. After the divorce, Riyad's mother struggled to make ends meet. His father who was an electrical engineer died of a heart attack when Mahrez was only 15.
Rita's husband, Riyad, turned his pain into his strength instead of succumbing to despair to fulfill his father's wishes.
Eventually, Riyad started his football journey in 2004, joining AAS Sarcelles. Riyad's professional career as a footballer began in 2009 after he joined Championnat de France Amateur (CFA).
In 2018, Riyad signed for Manchester City with a £60 million deal. In the field, Riyad proved himself with his excellent dribbling skills and other abilities at the club. Riyad might have made a net worth of great value.
Riyad Mahrez was unknown in English football. That was until Leicester City bought him for around £450,000 from Ligue 2 club Le Havre in 2014. And the rest, as they say, is history. Mahrez went on to help Leicester win the Championship, Premier League and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
In 2016, Mahrez told reporters that he didn't know who Leicester were and that he thought they were a rugby club before he joined the Foxes.
But he became the first African player to win the PFA Player of the year award in recognition of his achievements in the 2015/16 campaign.
The tricky Algerian winger became Manchester City's club-record signing when he joined them in a £60m deal after a lengthy transfer saga.
Rita and Riyad dated for five months before exchanging their wedding vows in 2015. Later, they got married in a secret ceremony. The couple has two daughters together.
He credits his wife with helping him settle in the UK after he moved from French side Le Havre. Rita, who is originally from Gravesend in Kent, taught him English.
Rita Johal provoked anger
Rita Mehrez has been outraged by the crowd after filming a video, driving on a highway with her feet on the dashboard!
The video, which spread very quickly on social networking sites, showed Rita Johal, smiling in the camera with her self-driving car, according to the reports.
The video was posted on the social network Instagram, and Mehrez's wife was widely criticized and attacked after the video was posted.
"The wife of the Algerian star could have killed someone. It was very dangerous," said one witness. "She clearly thinks she can do whatever she wants. She was putting everyone on the road around her."
Riyad Mahrez and Rita Johal finalizing the divorce
After four years of married life, Mahrez is now reportedly dating RHOC star Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor after splitting from his ex-model wife Rita.
It was also reported that Taylor, who has been linked to Riyad's teammate Sergio Aguero, refused to pursue a romance until she knew Mahrez’s marriage was over, and she even supported him at Man City's EFL semi-final match on Wednesday.
A British newspaper has recently revealed that Taylor, 22, was previously linked to fellow Riad Mahrez in Manchester City, Argentine star Sergio Aguero, initially refused to develop her relationship with the Algerian international before it was confirmed that his previous marriage had officially ended.
The newspaper revealed that Taylor encouraged Riyadh Mahrez during his participation with his team last Wednesday in the League Cup semi-final match against Manchester United, as they were seen recently while leaving a nightclub.
Riad Mehrez had got married to Rita in August 2015, and she had two daughters.
Mahrez family net worth
Mahrez's family net worth is estimated to be $25 Million.
Rita said to reporters, "Our lifestyle is pretty lavish as everyone wants the best and to have luxury things.
"We all want that good life and luxury lifestyle because what’s everyone working hard for at the end of the day. But while it's nice to have, it’s not what makes you happy.”