Rafael Nadal and longtime girlfriend Mery “Xisca” Perelló are married!
The 33-year-old tennis star Rafael Nadal, who recently captured his 19th grand slam victory at the 2019 U.S. Open, wed Perelló on Spanish island Mallorca on Saturday, according to the AFP.
The bride dressed in a wedding gown by Rosa Clara as seen on the designer’s Instagram account.
Nadal and Perelló got engaged in Rome, Italy, in May, according to Hola! Spain.
The tennis player has remained silent on his romance with Perelló, reports said the two have dated for about more than 14 years. the bride is from Nadal’s hometown of Mallorca, which is the largest island of Spain’s Balearic Islands, which are in the Mediterranean.
In an infrequent comment, Nadal previously told Hello! that he is in the thought of having children soon. “Obviously, I have the intention of forming a family,” Nadal said. “I love children and I would like my children to do what they like.”
In May, Nadal’s representatives issued an unusual statement to clarify reports that the two were decided to be married in the summer.
Normally we don’t speak about Rafa’s private life, ever,” Benito Pérez-Barbadillo told in a statement to PEOPLE. “However this information is absolutely incorrect and fake news from non-credible sources.”
Perelló has accompanied Nadal too much of his matches over many years and has been a constant source of support throughout his career — and it’s been an engaged year for the couple.
In June, Nadal beat longterm foe Roger Federer at the French Open semi-finals 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to move on to the finals.soon after the match, Nadal — known as the King of Clay —commented on the rivalry between the two and what it meant to come out on top.
“In front [of me was] probably the biggest rival in my career with all the story that we shared together,” said Nadal, according to Yahoo Sports. “So that always makes the match a little bit more special and unique.”
Nadal went on to face Austria’s Dominic Thiem for his 12th French Open (Roland-Garros) title and made history when he came out triumphant, claiming his 12th title altogether from the tournament.
The star is unbeaten in his French Open appearances and holds the most titles for singles, male or female, in tennis history. This year’s victory is his 3rd straight French Open win and 2nd straight win over Thiem.
Nadal and Federer faced off again at Wimbledon in July, when Federer defeated Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal outsmarts Daniil Medvedev for his U.S. Open victory.