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Facts about Emma Rhys-Jones, Gareth Bale’s wife

There are many football players to date or even marry famous female celebrities whom we all know, but that’s not the case for Gareth Bale and his wife Emma Rhys-Jones. So, to figure out who the Welsh footballer is married to, we need to do read a little bit about her.

Gareth Bale has been among the most well-known football players in the world and even now despite having retired is still adored by many people, as is his wife. We must first learn a little bit more about Gareth Bale before we can begin with details about Emma Rhys-Jones. After all, you're apparently here because of him. 

Bale was born on July 16, 1989, in Cardiff. He started playing football at Southampton before leaving for


. In 2013, he agreed to a six-year contract with the Spanish team Real Madrid where  he captured the Champions League four times. Gareth Bale, a star for Wales and Tottenham on the international stage, was among the highest-paid players in the world.

It's time to talk about Bale's lifelong companion and current wife, Emma Rhys-Jones, who was once his partner.

In 2016, Bale made his high school sweetheart's engagement public. They already had two kids at the time. The couple currently has four wonderful children and is happily living life.

Facts about Emma Rhys-Jones you should know about

Let’s jump right in and learn how the two met, when they got married, and the gorgeous woman family problems. Shall we?

Emma Rhys-Jones childhood and early life

Emma Rhys-Jones is best known as the spouse of Welsh professional football player Gareth Bale, who is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world and plays for Tottengam on-loan and Wales. Here are some 

facts about Emma Rhys-Jones


Emma Rhys-Jones age 

is 31 as she was born on July 29, 1991. Emma and Gareth met for the first time when they were only a couple of teenagers. The two were childhood sweethearts and went to the same high school. 

It’s been said that she worked as a hairdresser in Cardiff while Bale was making a name for himself in football. 

Emma Rhys-Jones job

 did not bring her any fame, but since she publicly appeared with Bale in late 2013, she has been constantly talked about by international media, be it for accompanying her partner, or for the strange incidents involving her family. 

Anyway, even after gaining celebrity status, she has remained the girl next door she always had been. Rather than craving to be in the spotlight, she is more interested in spending quality time with her family and friends.

She and Gareth Bale have four children

, Alba and Nava, Xander and Axel.

Emma Rhys-Jones' personal life

To start with facts about 

Emma Rhys-Jones biography

and personal life, we have to remind you that she was also born in Cardiff, Wales, where also Gareth Bale was born.

 She was raised in Llanishen, a region in north Cardiff a couple of miles away from Bale's family home. 

Emma Rhys-Jones

father is Martin Rhys-Jones and her mother is Suzanne McMurray. Emma has got two sisters, her older sister Charlotte Rhys-Jones, and her younger sister Katie Rhys-Jones. She has also got two twin brothers, Robert and John Rhys-Jones. We’ll talk more about 

Emma Rhys-Jones sister

, Katie later.

Gareth and Emma began dating in the early 2000s while they attended Whitchurch High School. We don’t know how old Emma Rhys-Jones age was when they started dating. The two got engaged in July 2016 and Gareth announced their engagement afterwards, on social media.

Later on we will talk about

Emma Rhys-Jones Instagram

and other social media accounts. But for now you must know that even her husband,

Gareth Bale

does not put up pictures of her often on his Instagram account as he keeps their personal life private. Emma is different from the other WAGs because she does not like excessive attention and prefers to be a mother instead of a model.

As a result of her life being so private, there isn’t much information about her. As we mentioned earlier, we know what Emma Rhys-Jones job is, but if you for instance google “

Emma Rhys-Jones height

”, you’ll see that there isn’t much reliable information about her. However, the answer to this question is that she stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches or 167 cm.

Emma Rhys-Jones husband and love life

Gareth Bale has been married to his wife Emma for almost 4 years, but their story has begun in the early 2000s. They started dating when they were still high school students. Gareth Bale and Emma Rhys-Jones have been together for over a decade now, and finally got married in 2019 after being engaged for three years.

Another strange fact about Emma Rhys-Jones is that she and Bale tied the knot at a secret wedding ceremony, which was attended by only 60 people, who are among their closest friends and family. The guests got to know about the wedding the night before it happened and when they arrived, they were asked to give their phones to the ex-SAS security guards hired by Gareth Bale.

Many important people were not invited to the wedding that took place at a five-star hotel on a private island in Majorca. Emma’s grandparents, who actually raised her, were not invited to the wedding as well.

However, the couple has said that they will have another wedding soon to party with everyone who did not attend the first ceremony.

Emma’s Rise to fame

Emma Rhys-Jones received a lot of attention after she was seen with her partner, Gareth Bale, when he signed the £85million contract to be transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in September 2013, which made him known as the most expensive football player in the world. 

Soon after, Emma made news headlines with pictures in the tabloids. However, she has kept a low profile on the internet and appeared on Bale’s social media feeds only occasionally, and since Emma Rhys-Jones Instagram account is nonexistent and Emma Rhys-Jones twitter is inactive, her husband’s social media account are the only way to learn about her.

In the following interviews, her friends, relatives, and acquaintances said that she is not going to change under the spotlight. She is not interested in the famous lifestyle around night clubs like most of the sports stars WAGs. Surprisingly, his signature "the love heart celebration", which he does after scoring a goal, is a dedication to her.

Family Scandals

It's time to talk about the strangest facts about Emma Rhys-Jones and her family. Emma Rhys-Jones father, Martin Rhys-Jones, who was the mastermind behind a multi-million-pound stock scam, was indicted for fraud and was sentenced 6 years of jail. However, he had an eraly release and after five years behind the bars in Spain and the United States, he got free in 2017.

Emma and Gareth had to postpone their wedding for the first time, hoping that Emma's father could be there on the wedding day. They first considered holding the ceremony in New York so that her father could show up to their marriage. 

But, after they discovered that he could be released early for good behavior, they delayed the ceremony in 2017 and decided to have it later in Wales.

Her father was released from jail, in September 2017. Two days after his release, her father, who had never met his grand daughters before, held a secret meeting with Emma and his grand daughters in an unknown location in Cardiff.

After meeting her father after six years, Emma went through an emotional whirlwind that left her in tears. Gareth was absent from this secretive affair; however, Emma Rhys-Jones father has met him before, as they have been dating for over a decade.

However, the sweet feeling of meeting her dad did not last long as soon after leaving the prison, Martin started dating a Russian florist Alina Baranova, who at 29 is nearly half Martin's age. This relationship got Emma so mad at her dad. o fourse she didn't want to invite her dad to the wedding with his new chick, who she had not met yet! But unfortunately that was not all for her and her family!

Just one year before her dad release, in September 2016, her grandparents were forced out of their home after criminals threw stones through the windows, following which they also set their car on fire. Apparently, a bag full of drugs, cash, and watches worth £1million was behind all these. 

Their car was also firebombed. This is while Emma's aunt Annabella Williams' home in north Wales, was also targeted and two cars set alight.

As a result of all these ups and downs Emma blacklisted a number of her relatives including her dad who she didn't invite to her wedding. 

We have to admit this is one of the most bizarre facts about Emma Rhys-Jones that we have learned so far.

Increasing the security

The incident forced the two to improve security fearing that the drug gang involved in the incident might try to cause them some trouble. Emma and Gareth were afraid they could be targeted next by the criminals.

Due to the continuing problems back home, Gareth and Emma decided to increase their security both in Spain and at their £2million mansion in the Vale of Glamorgan. Knowing that Emma Rhys-Jones salary is that of a hairdresser, we don’t assume that she’s paid for these costs.

Shortly after the arson attacks, armed police met with the footballer and secured his Spanish hotel room to protect him from any trespassers. The couple was known to have "reviewed" their home security capabilities as a result.

The couple also decided to move their wedding ceremony to Mexico where they could hire bodyguards who would legally be allowed to carry arms for their safety. 

In fact, according to one of their close relatives the pair were concerned they could be a target of the drugs gang because of Gareth's high-profile job and the fact the family has millions of pounds in the bank.

Emma Rhys-Jones sister

Unfortunately our next fact about Emma Rhys-Jones and her life is a sad one! Gareth Bale has purchased a £250,000 house for his sister-in-law after her husband killed himself. Bale and Emma have promised to help after her sister Katie was left broken by the tragedy.

Katie's spouse Alexander Williams, who was actually close to Bale, took his life after social services were called in over concerns about their two kids. A close friend of the family reported: "Gareth and Emma are very shocked by what's happened and decided to help Katie go on with her life.

Alex left suicide notes on the back of photos of his two children. We believe he was under great stress as social services reviewed health issues on both children. Sadly, the family was living in a caravan at Bridgend, South Wales when Alex committed suicide.

The former Real Madrid superstar, Gareth Bale, was the World's most expensive player at some point, and he has dipped into his millions to help Katie and her two children. Emma Rhys-Jones salary was never enough for her to help her sister, so it was necessary for Bale to step in and help the grieving family.

The family friend said: Gareth bought a beautiful house in Cardiff and a nice car for her to drive.

Of course seeing that the couple has stood by Emma Rhys-Jones' sister is one of the heartwarming moments in this article and one of the interesting facts about Emma Rhys-Jones. Isn't it?

Bale and Emma, themselves have four small children; Nava Valentina, ,Axel Charles, Alba Violet, and their little baby Xander Frank. Time to move on to the next fact about Emma Rhys-Jones. Ready?

Emma Rhys-Jones Instagram account and social media

Emma Rhys-Jones can't be found on any social media, which is one of the strange facts about Emma Rhys-Jones. However, it is understandable due to the family issues she has. There is no 

Emma Rhys-Jones Instagram

 account while the only 

Emma Rhys-Jones twitter

 account we found hasn’t had any activities since 2014. 

Emma Rhys-Jones net worth

The only information we have on the net worth of the family is the one of Gareth Bale which is estimated to be $145 Million, although it’s been said that Emma Rhys-Jones net worth is somewhere between $1-5million which would be pretty amazing for someone in Rhys-Jones age, but there’s no way to verify that.

As we said, Emma Rhys-Jones job is hairdressing, and that is sort of a blue-collar job. While we know that her husband was one of the highest-paid football players, we know nothing about her salary. But since she holds an average job and she’s not a celebrity hairdresser, it is safe to assume that Emma Rhys-Jones salary is that of an average hairdresser. Being an ordinary person and having a normal job, even though she is married to a very rich footballer is one of the most interesting facts about Emma Rhys-Jones.

There you go. You just learned so many different facts about Emma Rhys-Jones. Hope you had fun. 

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