Who is Xisca Perello?
Perello is a Spanish-born business graduate, born on July 7, 1988. She previously worked in insurance before joining forces with Nadal to manage his charitable children's sports organisation, The Rafael Nadal Foundation.
She grew up in Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain which is also where her now-husband was born.
How did she and Rafael Nadal meet?
Various reports about the pair claim Nadal met Perello through family friends. They began dating in 2005 while Perello was attending the University of Balearic Islands—at the time, she was 17 while Nadal was 19.
While it's clear their relationship was rock solid from day one, Perello and Nadal have managed to maintain privacy around their lives away from the tennis court. Apart from fleeting pap shots of the pair when they've travelled together, the only times we've seen Perello in a public setting is when she's cheering her husband on at the sideline of his games.
When did Rafael Nadal marry his wife, Xisca Perello?
Nadal and Perello tied the knot on October 19, 2019—more than a decade after they began dating. They married in a stunning ceremony at La Fortaleza castle in Mallorca, an event attended by around 350 guests.
For the ceremony, Perello wore a stunning dress by designer Rosa Clará, featuring an embroided bodice with sheer long sleeves, a high crew neck and a clinched waist.
What have Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello said about each other in the past?
The pair have rarely spoken publicly about each other, however, in 2011 Xisca gave some insight about Nadals' hyper-focus on his tennis which, at times, requires all of his attention.
"He needs his space when he is competing, and just the idea of me hanging around and waiting on his needs all day tires me out," she told The Telegraph.
"It would asphyxiate me. And then he would have to be worrying about me... No. If I followed him everywhere, I think there's a risk we might stop getting along."
Nadal has also spoken about having a family with Perello, telling media, "I would love to have children: boys, girls… I'm a person who loves kids and I'm a family guy."
Does Xisca Perello have Instagram?
It looks like Perello doesn't have Instagram—or if she does, she keeps it private for close family and friends. Nadal on the other hand has more than 12 million followers—though his posts are predominantly about his tennis-related updates.