After sex tape denial, naked photos, adultery, and love triangle, Wanda Nara was recognized as one of the most influential WAGs in football history.
Known as 'Icardashians', Mauro Icardi and his agent and wife Wanda Icardi have been the constant source of discussion and strife as well as irresistible entertainment both on and off the pitch.
It is believed by many that Mauro Icardi had the biggest snake move ever on Maxi Lopez after he met his childhood hero, became teammates & close friends, then he had an affair with Lopez's wife, got Lopez's kids tattooed on his arm, and finally married Lopez's wife. What a finisher!
While most WAGS are secondary to their fella’s career, Wanda has sent shockwaves through the Inter hierarchy, and is making more headlines than her husband as it stands.
Icardi sacked his agent of 10 years, hiring Wanda instead in 2015. Wanda is believed to be behind his increasing salary demands and draws up his contracts.
Nara caused a huge rift in her home country, Argentina, after seducing Icardi, while she was still married to his Argentinian teammate, Maxi Lopez.
Nara had begun to study law in Argentina but then she gave up. Not afraid to make the big decisions in what is predominantly a male industry, Wanda started her work as a football agent.
“I started first with one of his image contracts, little things, which then developed naturally over time," Nara clarified her decision to represent her husband as his agent.
Wanda Nara, born 10 December 1986, is a charismatic television and radio personality, football agent, showgirl, television presenter, and model. In 2014, Nara married Mauro Icardi, her client who is a professional footballer.
Nara debuted on stage as a second vedette in the summer theater season of 2005–2006 in the revue Humor en Custodia. In the summer theater season of 2006–2007, Nara was a vedette in the revue King Corona of Jorge Corona. However, she left the revue after 2 months due to alleged abuse from the comedian and his wife.
In 2007, Nara signed a contract with Showmatch's Patinando por un Sueño, and in 2009, she participated in El Musical de tus Sueños.
In 2011, Nara participated in Patinando 2011, a contest she left to go to Italy with her then-husband Maxi López, and because of her 3rd pregnancy.
In September 2018, Nara replaced Melissa Satta as showgirl in Tiki Taka - Il calcio è il nostro gioco, the Mediaset sports talk show hosted by Pierluigi Pardo and aired on Italia 1and Canale 5.
Nara was married to the footballer Maxi López from 28 May 2008 to 6 November 2013, but Nara and López divorced after López accused Nara of cheating on him, but she accused López of repeated marital infidelity and the Argentine magistrates ruled in favor of López, assolving him from the charge of harassment against their home governess.
López and Nara have three sons, Valentino Gastón López Nara (born on 25 January 2009), Constantino López Nara (born on 18 December 2010) and Benedicto López Nara (born on 20 February 2012).
Nara left Italy with her three sons to return to Buenos Aires and began relationship with footballer Mauro Icardi, whom Nara knew during Icardi's friendship with López: during the April 2014 Serie A match between Lopez's Sampdoria and Icardi's Inter, López notably refused to shake Icardi's hand, leading the press to call the game "Wanda derby".
Nara and Icardi subsequently married on 27 May 2014, not long after the divorce of Nara from López, announced on 6 November 2013, was finalized, with a small ceremony in Buenos Aires and a big wedding party on June 7, 2014.
Nara and Icardi have two daughters, Francesca (born on 19 January 2015) and Isabella (born on 27 October 2016).
Wanda was subject of rumors when an audio sex-tape was sent around on WhatsApp.
Italian news outlets reported it was between Wanda and Icardi’s teammate Marcelo Brozovic, although she denied it.
"I am a mum and I live for my five children, I am always with them. Then I am the wife of Mauro.
"I live a normal life, I work and I take care of my children so think for yourself rather than write nonsense stories about my life," she stated.
Naras denied she cheated on her husband after a fake ‘audio leak sex scandal’ started doing rounds on social media.
The clip, rumored to be of Nara went viral on WhatsApp. She, however, said that it’s all lies and that she mulls legal action against those involved.
The Inter Milan star's wife and agent revealed people spreading lies will "pay the consequences for false accusations".
Icardi might be one of the club's biggest stars who had a solid relationship with his fellow teammates, but the same can't be said for his friendship with Maxi López.
The 27-year-old Argentine striker and his fellow 34-year-old countryman both played together at Sampdoria and supposedly had a close relationship.
However, the two had a love triangle with Wanda Nara. Later, it was reported that Icardi have had an affair with Nara when she was with López.
López not only forgave Icardi but thanked him for taking Wanda away from him.
"On top of forgiving him, I appreciate that he took W..."
Although he didn't finish his statement, it is obvious what he wanted to say.
Icardi says Wanda first got with him on a holiday with her, ex Lopez, and their three children, Valentino, nine, Constantino, eight, and Benedicto, six in 2013.
In his autobiography, Sempre Avanti, Icardi reveals: "We texted many times. She wrote to me: ‘Mauro, we are going for a ride to the Aeolian Islands with Gonzalo Bergessio and his wife. Why don’t you come with us?'
"While I was alone on the second floor of the boat, lying on the couch and listening to a bit of reggae, Wanda all of a sudden came and sat beside me, without any embarrassment. At that time her relationship with Lopez was ending.”
However, Wanda says Icardi seduced her after her marriage ended.
“After the divorce, I had gone back to live in Argentina and already had the kids registered for the new school year. I had to come back to Milan to finalize some paperwork and he offered to lend me his car, leaving me the keys to his house, too."
“He asked if I wanted to have dinner with him, but the fridge was empty. I knocked up some pasta and the rest just happened spontaneously.”
Series A’s Sampdoria match against Inter Milan in April 2014 was dubbed “The Wanda Derby”.
Their relationship had just come to light - and Lopez was playing for Sampdoria.
It was viewed as a massive betrayal when Wanda seduced her then-husband Lopez's teammate Icardi.
Icardi was booed by fans and Lopez refused to shake his hand.
Wanda and Lopez had begun divorce proceedings in December 2013, when reports surfaced it was partly due to her relationship with Icardi.
It was considered the ultimate betrayal of friendship. Icardi is nine years Lopez’s junior and had been taken under his wing when he first moved to play in Italy.
In May 2014, Icardi married Wanda in Buenos Aires in front of just 12 guests, while none of his teammates attended.
Unashamed, the new couple wrote gushing tributes to each other on social media.
In June 2014, five months after Wanda left Lopez, tensions worsened when Icardi tweeted a picture of a new arm tattoo he had of Wanda and Lopez’s three children, captioned "I love these three little angels.”
Unsurprisingly, Lopez reacted, saying: "I can understand that, being a public figure, he publishes photos. But I'm not comfortable with my kids being in those photos."
Icardi and Wanda have gone on to have two young daughters of their own, Francesca and Isabella.
Even Diego Maradona has been incensed by Icardi and Wanda’s personal life.
Last year, with rumors of Icardi being called up to World Cup, Maradona called Icardi a “piece of sh*t” and an “embarrassment”.
“[Icardi] knows how to (have sex with his friend’s wife). He does that very well. He can find his friend’s house easily, he doesn’t need a GPS for that.”
Icardi has even called Lopez “ignorant” and says: "As long as my footballing career goes on, I hope to achieve it by her side because she truly deserves it for the sacrifice she's made of being so far from her family, so far from Argentina and to be by my side here, raising our children and being happy in Milan."et, Wanda and Icardi remain unapologetic.
The couple’s reputation has also been tarnished in their home country of Argentina.
“Wanda isn’t well liked in the country, but she doesn’t care. She loves showing off her glamorous life – she posts naked pictures of her surrounded by her designer shoes and bags in her walk-in wardrobe and travelling by private jet,” a former footballer said.
Wanda often posts provocative selfies and topless shots to her 6.3 million Instagram followers.
In 2014, when Sampdoria took on Inter Milan, it was known as the 'Wanda derby,' which received its name after López refused to shake Icardi's hand.
The "Wanda Derby" between U.C. Sampdoria and F.C. Internazionale Milano was played for the first time in Italy. It might be the first derby ever constructed around the sex lives of two players.
Whatever the story, matches between Inter and Sampdoria became known as the “Wanda Derby” in the subsequent years as Lopez snubbed Icardi’s pre-match handshakes.
Things would take a particularly nasty turn as Icardi, in the lead up to the first match between the two since the scandal emerged, defied Lopez’s requests not to post photos with his children on social media and accused him of neglecting them.
In the game itself, Icardi opened the scoring against his former club and celebrated pointedly in front of the jeering fans, while fate conspired to see Lopez miss a penalty that would have levelled things up five minutes later.
Inter went on to win 4-0 as Icardi scored another.
In 2016, Icardi broke his silence on the long-running problems he had with López and argued he was not in the wrong.
"Everyone speaks about the Wanda issue without knowing the truth," he told.
"When I started with her, I played alongside Diego Milito, [Javier] Zanetti, [Esteban] Cambiasso, [Walter] Samuel and they all knew the story because I told them.
"I was a friend of the couple, an acquaintance, and it was all very normal. After that, Wanda split up and we kept in contact, and it just happened.
"I fell in love, that's something you should judge solely on its own merits. But [López] was not my best friend, nothing like that. We were colleagues in Sampdoria, nothing else."
In fact, Icardi's former agent recently said that his life had "changed so much" because of Wanda.
According to Nara, Icardi refuses to have sex with wife when Paris Saint-Germain lose!
"Mauro is very professional and does not do anything before a match. Only after and if the match went well.
"If it does not go well, he does not even want to look at me."
She had also claimed before that Lopez was to blame for their marriage scattering, saying at the time: “It’s been three months since my husband had sex.
"Maxi has neglected me. Although I’ve been living in luxury, I am also living with hidden pain.”
Icardi has an estimated net worth of $11 million in 2019, including all of their properties and incomes. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $ 4.1 million from his present club. He's paid around £135,000 as a weekly wage. Icardi also has a house in Argentina. He is also very fond of cars and owns various expensive ones including Hummer, Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley, and Rolls Royce etc.
In addition to his earnings from football, he has linked with endorsing brands like Nike.