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Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello ‘pregnant with their first child’ 

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello, 33, is ‘pregnant with their first child’

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

The 33-year-old was sporting what appeared to be a baby bump under her swimsuit on board the yacht where she and the 22-times Grand Slam winner are enjoying a holiday. 

The news comes on the back of intense speculation Rafael’s childhood sweetheart was expecting after she started wearing more loose-fitting clothes and donned a face mask at the recent Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. 

Happy news: Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello, 33, is reportedly pregnant with their first child’ (stock image)

There has not yet been any comment from the tennis star or his wife, who dated for 14 years before they tied the knot in October 2019 at a British-owned fortress in Majorca where Gareth Bale wed earlier in the year. 

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Rafael for further information.

They are currently relaxing off Majorca with a group of friends on board the ‘Great White, the 78-foot POUNDS 4.2 million Sunroof Power catamaran Rafael had custom-built two years ago. 

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

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

He had his foot numbed to capture his 14th French Open and 22nd Grand Slam title earlier this month and has not ruled out retirement if he fails to overcome his injury problems. 

Rafael told Hola! in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to form 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 project director for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, the charity he founded more than ten years ago. 

Tennis star Rafael Nadal's wife Mery Perello, 33, is 'pregnant with their first child'

Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perello, 33, is ‘pregnant with their first child’

She is well-known as an incredibly private person. The estate the Spanish couple picked to marry, La Fortaleza overlooking the bay of Pollensa in north-east Majorca, was where Real Madrid star Gareth Bale tied the knot with Emma Rhys-Jones in June 2019 as part of a three-day celebration. 

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

The property was purchased by Lord Lupton in 2011 for POUNDS 30 million although the original asking price is believed to have been around the POUNDS 75 million mark.