It is traditional for younger women to marry older men, but several famous footballers have flipped the script and married older women. Many of these men married accomplished career-driven women. Down is five of the footballers married to much older women.
5. Mauro and Wanda Icardi -6 Years
Nara, 29, ditched Icardi’s former team-mate and good friend Maxi Lopez in order to start a fling with the 23-year-old in 2013. Inter Milan striker was good friends with former team-mate Maxi Lopez before they got together but now he is looking after Lopez’s three children.
4. Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio -8 Years
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Hoy tocan dos felicitaciones muy especiales. Un día de mucha emoción. A #SergioJr, mi Nano. 4 años que han pasado volando disfrutando de sus risas, su dulzura y su cariño. Aprendiste a ser hijo y hermano y nos enseñaste a ser padres y a querer más de lo que las palabras pueden describir. ¡Te queremos, hijo! ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Y a @pilarrubio_oficial. Optimista. Luchadora. Alegre. Detallista. Cariñosa. Así es la mujer que me ha brindado los tres regalos más bonitos que uno puede tener. Tengo la suerte de compartir mi vida y la familia con un mujer impresionante. Feliz día, Pilar. Feliz día, mamá. Happy birthday, Nano. Happy Mother's Day, Pilar. I love you to pieces. #FelizCumpleNano #FelizDíaDeLaMadre #LaMejorFamilia #OsQuieroConLocura #PasiónPorMiFamilia
Ramos, 32, entered a relationship with journalist/presenter Pilar Rubio, 40, in September 2012, and this was confirmed by both at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. The couple has three sons: Sergio (born 6 May 2014), Marco (born 14 November 2015), and Alejandro (born 25 March 2018).
3. Gerard Pique and Shakira -10 Years
Both are successful in their trade of choice: Pique, 31, has had a trophy-laden career with Barcelona and Spain, while Shakira, 41, is one of the most popular singers. The couple has two children together, Milan and Sasha.