June 25, 2022

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello, 33, is ‘pregnant with their first child’ after 17 years of love

  • Mery started wearing baggier clothes and donned a face mask during the recent Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid
  • There has been no comment yet from the tennis star or his wife, who dated for 14 years before getting married in October 2019 at a Mallorca fortress
  • The couple are currently relaxing off Mallorca with a group of friends aboard the ‘Great White’, the 78ft, 4.2million pound Sunroof Power catamaran that Rafael custom-built two years ago.
  • Rafael said in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to start a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life’

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife, Mery Perello, is pregnant with their first child, according to Spanish magazine Hola!

The 33-year-old sported what appeared to be a baby bump under her swimsuit aboard the yacht where she and the 22-time Grand Slam winner were vacationing.

There has been intense speculation that Rafael’s childhood sweetheart was expecting after she started wearing baggier clothes and donned a face mask during the recent Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Good news: Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello, 33, is believed to be pregnant with their first child – Mery pictured on June 3

The couple for 14 years before marrying in a British fortress in Mallorca in 2019)

Long-term loves: The couple dated for 14 years before marrying in a British fortress in Mallorca in 2019

There has been no comment yet from the tennis star or his wife, who dated for 14 years before getting married in October 2019 at a British fortress in Mallorca where Gareth Bale married earlier in the year.

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Rafael for further information.

They are currently relaxing off Mallorca with a group of friends aboard the ‘Great White, the 78ft, 4.2million pound Sunroof Power catamaran that Rafael had custom built two years ago.

Rafael’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal said last week he was confident the 36-year-old would play at Wimbledon later this month despite his injury struggles.

More to come: There has been no comment yet from the tennis star or his wife - (Mery second from right)

More to come: There has been no comment yet from the tennis star or his wife – (Mery second from right)

There for him: Mery gave up a job in insurance to become a project manager for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, the charity he founded more than a decade ago

There for him: Mery gave up a job in insurance to become a project manager for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, the charity he founded more than a decade ago

The two-time Wimbledon winner is undergoing treatment for Muller-Weiss syndrome, the chronic injury he was diagnosed with in 2005 to his left foot.

He went numb to win his 14th French Open and 22nd Grand Slam title earlier this month and hasn’t ruled out retirement if he can’t overcome his injury struggles.

Rafael said Hola! in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to start a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life.’

Mery gave up a job in insurance to become a project director for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, the charity he founded more than a decade ago.

She is well known as an incredibly private person. The estate the Spanish couple chose to wed, La Fortaleza overlooking the Bay of Pollensa in northeast Mallorca, was where Real Madrid star Gareth Bale married Emma Rhys-Jones in June 2019 as part of a three-day celebration.

It is also where the 2016 BBC spy thriller The Night Manager starring Hugh Laurie was filmed.

The property was purchased by Lord Lupton in 2011 for 拢30m, although the original asking price was reportedly around 拢75m.

Rafael said Hola!  in March 2018: 'Obviously I intend and want to start a family.  I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life' (photo from June 2022)

Rafael said Hola! in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to start a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life’ (photo from June 2022)

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