Barcelona Players Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)
It is said that behind every successful man there’s a strong woman. So, to understand how the best football players manage to stay on top, we need to know some details about their personal life.
Here is a list of the Barcelona football Club Players’ Wives and Girlfriends:
It should be mentioned that the list includes the most popular Barcelona wags with no ranking.
Daniela Jehle, Marc-André ter Stegen’s wife
In 2017, Marc-André ter Stegen married his longtime girlfriend, Daniela Jehle and the couple welcomed their first child on December 28, 2019. They named their baby boy Ben.
They had started dating when ter Stegen was playing for Borussia Monchengladbach nine years ago.
He moved to Catalonia along with his wife in 2014.
Daniela Jehle, known as Dani was born on 18 December 1989 in Monchengladbach, Germany. She has two older sisters Katherine and Stephanie.
Her parents got divorced when she was a kid. Her mother married once more and she has a half-sister named Lynne.
Marc and Dani started dating in 2011. The couple announced their engagement in 2016 and married in 2017.
They hold a one of a kind ceremony after he proposed to his long term girlfriend on Facebook live. The proposal was the talk on the internet as the video of the German footballer, and his fiancée went viral.
“The biggest dream I have at the moment is fulfilled in the summer: I will marry my fiancé,” ter Stegen had said.
Dani hates soccer, but she has made ‘Messi with gloves’ a family man. On the other hand, ter Stegen indicated that he is a proper keeper by tying the knot after dating Daniela for five years!
Shakira, Gerard Piqué’s girlfriend
Gerard Pique and Shakira are perhaps one of the most well-known celebrity couples today. Unlike many other Barcelona players and WAGs, Pique and Shakira were no stranger to the public when it was revealed that she and Pique were an item.
Shakira and her longtime partner Gerard Piqué have been together for almost 10 years, consistently giving fans peeks at their happy family on Instagram.
They met in 2010 while Shakira was shooting the "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" music video, which briefly featured Gerard.
Shakira was instantly attracted to him, but had a boyfriend, called Antonio de la Rúa, whom she had been with for over a decade.
She wound up breaking up with the boyfriend and falling hard for Gerard so much so that she literally said it made her believe in God again.
"I think, if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love," Shakira said.
The two started dating in 2010 after meeting on the set of her "Waka Waka" music video. Shakira has had a successful music career that has run for over three decades.
Pique was required to feature in the video, and his interaction with the Colombian star led to a spark between the two.
The couple has two children, Milan, aged 7, and Sasha Piqué Mebarak, 5.
The couple has revealed that they have no plans to get married anytime soon. Despite their long history together, marriage is still scary for Shakira. "Marriage scares the...out of me. I don't want him to see me as the wife. I'd rather him see me as his girlfriend," the pop star said.
"I wanna keep him on his toes. I want him to think that anything's possible depending on behavior."
"But if I'm ever going to get married, he's the one," Shakira added.
The most interesting fact about the couple is that they both have the same birthday. Shakira was born February 2, 1977 while her partner was born February 2, 1987, making her 10 years his senior.
Marlene Alvarenga, Nélson Semedo’s wife
Nelson Semedo’s wife is Marlene Alvarenga. Semedo likes to keep his personal mostly private. He has two children, the second one was born just recently, at the start of 2020.
However, Marlene is quite active on her Instagram account. She keeps her Instagram updated with photos of her with her husband and two children. Just recently, the family of four had a lovely photoshoot with their newly born son!
Nelson and Marlene, who started their relationship when the footballer played for Benfica, are the parents of a girl named Luana.
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Elena Galera Moron, Sergio Busquets’ girlfriend
Elena Galera Moron is among Barcelona hottest WAGs. She has a background in health science and has previously worked as an assistant dentist, assistant physical therapist, and a nursing assistant.
Elena and Sergio started dating around 2013. Busquets started to date Elena after ending his relationship with Vanessa Aguilera.
Elena Moron is known for her flashy style and delightful life she shares on Instagram. She has two sons with Sergio Busquets named Enzo and Levi.
The Spaniard Instagram star does not shy away from posting different aspects of her life online. Sergio and Elena have two children together. A public personality demands that you have appearance all the time.
Barcelona players’ wives and girlfriends are all active on Instagram promoting their husbands, pushing their online platforms and showing the world the glam life they are living.
You will find many documenting their lives on Instagram regularly to update their fans on what they are doing. Some of the wives and girlfriends had to quit their careers after dating the stars as the new life necessitated a different personality.
Reportedly, the Catalan midfielder met his girlfriend Elena in 2013. Moron is from the same region. She was born in Sant Quirze del Valles, where she also grew up. They now have two sons together. Elena has tattooed the name of their children on her arm.
Raquel Mauri, Ivan Rakitic’s wife
Ivan Rakitic started dating Raquel Mauri in 2011 and married her in July 2013. The two met when Raquel Mauri worked as a coffee barista in Spain.
One of the challenges the couple faced at first was the language barrier with Ivan being a Croatian national while his wife was from Spain.
Ivan had to ask his wife for a date a dozen times before she finally accepted. The language barrier, however, did not stop the two as their love for each other expanded each day after they hooked up.
It all happened when Rakitic had just signed for Sevilla from Schalke 04 in 2011.
He visited the same local coffee shop with his brother, where Mauri worked as a barista, as he settled into life in Spain.
But, as he explained in his Players' Tribune piece, his pigeon Spanish did him no favors in trying to woo his future wife.
"I don’t know how to explain it. Sometimes, you meet someone and you just have a different feeling," Rakitic said.
"Whenever I saw her, it was like a bomb went off inside me. I was drinking so much coffee it was ridiculous. I probably asked her out 20 or 30 times."
Finally, Mauri married Rakitic in Seville in 2015. The stunning Spanish Wag and the talented footballer have two children, Althea Rakitić, and Adara Rakitić.
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Sofia Balbi, Luis Suarez’s wife
Luis Suarez is married to his childhood sweetheart Sofia Balbi. Sofia was born on 11 October 1989 in Montevideo, Uruguay in a middle-class family.
She spent the first 14 years of her life in the Uruguayan capital before migrating to the Spanish city of Barcelona in 2003.
Sofia has a brother named Gonzalo Bali who plays professional football and two sisters, named Pao and Mariana.
She started to go out with Luis, where he spend his earnings from sweeping the streets and the coins he had picked up from the roads.
Although it is hard for women to imagine spending the rest of their lives with the controversial human flesh biting Barcelona star, he is said to be a family man.
Luis and Balbi tied the knot in 2009 and on 5 August 2010, the couple welcomed a baby daughter whom they named Delfina. In September 2013, the couple had their second child, a son named Benjamin. Their third child, Lautaro Suárez, was born in 2018.
Suarez once described Sofia as instrumental in getting him to focus on honing his football talent.
“At 15, I found a girlfriend that sorted my head out. It helped me realize how (important) soccer was for me,” Suarez said.
Suarez and Sofia hold a ceremony to renew their wedding vows after a decade of marriage in Uruguay, attended by his club teammates including Lionel Messi in 2019.
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Antonella Roccuzzo, Lionel Messi’s wife
Born on February 26, 1988, in Santa Fe, Rosario, Argentina, Antonella was raised along with her two sisters, Carla, and Paula Roccuzzo.
Being raised up in the same neighborhood, Messi became friends with one of Antonella’s cousins, who in turn introduced him to Roccuzzo. All this happened before Messi became a football star.
Antonella and Lionel parted ways to follow their dreams, but reconnected later in 2007. It all happened when one of Roccuzzo’s close friends died in a car crash, and Messi didn’t hesitate traveling all the way to Argentina to comfort her. At that moment, Antonella realized that Messi was the right person for her.
Antonella initially studied to become a dentist, before dropping that for social communication and, ultimately, deciding that modelling was right for her.
It’s commonly believed that spending the rest of your life with someone you’ve known for such a long time may be impossible, while some others like that. It is certainly what happened for the famous football WAG Antonella in the real world.
The couple has known each other since the age of five, as the Barcelona star was childhood friends with Antonella’s cousin, Lucas Scaglia.
In November 2012, Thiago, their first son was born. In 2015, their second son Mateo was born. One year after the couple got married (2017), they surprised people with yet another baby boy named Ciro.
The couple got married on June 30, 2017 in Rosario, Argentina. There were 260 guests, including famous footballers such as Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gerard Piqué and his wife, Shakira.
Romarey Ventura, Jordi Alba’s girlfriend
Jordi Alba has been in a long-term relationship with Romarey Ventura. The couple first started to date in 2015 and they have been together ever since.
They are not considering to get married despite the defender is already 31-year-old.
Romarey Ventura was born on May 10, 1991, in Spain, which means that her age is currently 29. She studied Tourism at the University of Spain and has a bachelor's degree.
Ventura works as a model, but she is also a renowned Instagram influencer with more than 464,000 followers.
She often posts pictures of herself wearing the clothes of the different brands that she is ambassador of.
Romarey is not among the highest models out there, as her height is at around 162cm.
The couple has a son together. In 2018, Romarey gave birth to their first child, who they named Piero Alba Ventura.
In 2020, the couple announced via Instagram that Romarey is pregnant with their second child.
Coral Simanovich, Sergi Roberto’s girlfriend
The 29-year-old model and wife of Barcelona star Sergi Roberto is a trained soldier, who have served two years in the Israeli army.
Coral, who was born in New York, started modelling while still conscripted to the Israel Defence Forces as an 18-year-old.
She revealed, "I started working when I was in the army, it was good for me. I could combine the two things."
Since then Coral, who has nearly 650,000 followers on Instagram, has gone on to become one of Israel's most recognizable beauties.
She's starring in major advertising and fashion campaigns and gracing the cover of a host of magazines.
Coral and Sergi tied the knot after four years of dating at a star-studded bash of 500 guests just north of trendy Tel Aviv.
A number of Barcelona teammates like Sergio Busquets, Rafinha, and Jordi Alba attended the lavish ceremony.
Sonia Isaza, Arturo Vidal’s girlfriend
Vidal confirmed that he had separated from Maria Teresa Matus, who he had been married to for four years. They had tied the knot in 2009.
According to the media, Matus and Vidal are parents to 3 kids; their mother has tattoos featuring the names of them.
Vidal has moved on with the 35-year-old mother-of-two, Sonia Isaza who lives in California.
Isaza, who is originally from the city of Pereira in Colombia, kissed Vidal on the head as they sunbathed together.
Isaza moved to America in 2006 to pursue her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder.
After knuckling down in the gym for a number of years, she is now a sponsored athlete for a sports nutrition company.
Julia Torralbo, Junior Firpo’s wife
Firpo is in a relationship with a girl named Julia Torralbo. He announced in an interview, “My girlfriend is pregnant, we are going to have our child here in Seville, I am close to my family and my parents who are from Malaga that is where I grew up. Now, they have a sweet daughter named Junnet.
Firpo once admitted that he had tweeted inappropriate stuff about his girlfriend when he was 15 years old, “I said some silly stuff about Julia, who was then my girlfriend and now is my wife and mother of my daughter. They are things that are done at 15 years when nobody knows you and when you cannot think that this will have an impact years later, because then you cannot imagine that you will become a professional.”
Estelle Lenglet, Clement Lenglet’s wife
Behind every successful football player, there exists a powerful girlfriend or wife. Interracial dating is common among black celebrities dating white girls, however, the reverse is the case between Lenglet and his girlfriend, Estelle Lenglet.
They enjoy a solid relationship built on a friendship plus love for one another and it has been reported that marriage will be the next step for the two lovers.
Kelia García, Arthur Melo’s girlfriend
Right from the beginning of his senior career at Gremio, Arthur has been with his girlfriend named Kelia Garcia.
She is a very well-known model in Brazil. She usually posts beautiful photos of her on her social media accounts.
Moreover, it has been reported that Kelia is a few years older than Arthur.
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Erika Choperena, Antoine Griezmann’s wife
Erika studied education in San Sebastian and then went on to complete her studies and become a child psychologist.
She ran a beauty blog called Cordialmente Erika, but was forced to deactivate it in 2014 when news of her relationship with Griezmann became public and the site became inundated with visitors. Despite her husband's fame, Choperena likes to remain out of the limelight.
Griezmann and Choperena met while the France forward was playing for Real Sociedad and she was studying in San Sebastian.
They began dating soon after, and had their first child in April 2016, a daughter called Mia. As Choperena is Spanish and Griezmann is French, the couple are determined to raise Mia to be bilingual.
He admitted in his autobiography that he pursued her before she eventually agreed to go out with him: "For a year and a half, I sent her messages, I tried to seduce her. We have been together since December 27, 2011."
When he joined Atletico Madrid in 2014, Erika moved with him. Just a month before their wedding in July 2017, Griezmann signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2022.
Despite attending France games to support her husband, Choperena is rarely spotted at club games as she prefers to keep a low profile and distance herself from the paparazzi.
Mikky Kiemeney, Frenkie de Jong’s girlfriend
Mikky Kiemeney, an EX hockey player for Dutch side HC Den Bosch, first met Frenkie de Jong in high school and they have been together ever since.
Kiemeney could have been a sports star herself. However, she appears to be enjoying her life as a Wag!
In 2018, Mikky was crowned queen of the Wags by the Dutch version of FHM magazine in their annual top 500 poll.
Kiemeney was asked about another soccer player that she’d pick other than his sweetheart. She didn’t hesitate to let everybody know about his love for the Argentinean:
“Messi. I think Frenkie would be proud of me if I said Messi,” she claimed.