Sergio Ramos, Zlatan & Top 3 Stars Who Found Love With Older Women As Endrick’s Relationship Trends

Sergio Ramos, Zlatan & Top 3 Stars Who Found Love With Older Women As Endrick’s Relationship Trends

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 28, 2024 at 10:17 AM
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  • Traditionally, men tend to fall in love with women who are younger
  • But quite a number, including footballers, don't mind the 'age gap'
  • Here are five footballers who are dating or married to older lovers

It's often conventional for younger women to marry older men, but some notable footballers have defied this norm and found love with older partners.

Among these athletes is Brazil's rising star, Endrick, who made headlines for his standout performances against England and Spain in recent international friendlies.

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Sergio Ramos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Cesc Fabregas are among elite stars who fell in love with older women. Photos by Angel Martinez, Ciancaphoto Studio and Matthew Ashton, AMA.
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While Endrick's on-field prowess continues to impress, his romantic relationship has also garnered attention, particularly when he was seen sharing affectionate moments with his girlfriend, Gabriely Miranda, as Sports Brief also reported.

Interestingly, Miranda is three years older than the Real Madrid-bound prodigy, sparking curiosity among fans given Endrick's youthful age of 17.

Top 5 stars who fell in love with older women

However, Endrick is not alone in his choice of an older partner. Sports Brief explores five other top football stars who are either dating or married to women older than themselves:

5. David De Gea and Edurne Garcia - 5 years

Let's start off with the former Manchester United goalkeeper.

He has been in a relationship with Edune Garcia since 2015, and the lovebirds finally tied the knot in the summer of 2023 on the Balearic island of Menorca, shortly after De Gea's contract with United expired, concluding his 12-year tenure at Old Trafford.

Garcia has a versatile personality, working as a singer, actress, and TV presenter. She is recognised for her graceful figure, which is often showcased in captivating photos shared on her social media platforms.

Currently without a club following the end of his tenure with the Red Devils, De Gea's partner is five years his senior. Despite the age gap, their relationship remains strong.

4. Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara Icardi - 6 years

In 2013, Wanda Nara, currently 37 years old, made headlines by leaving Mauro Icardi's former teammate and close friend, Maxi Lopez, to be with the now 31-year-old striker.

Notably, Wanda is six years older than the Galatasaray hitman.

Wanda has pursued a diverse career, serving as a media personality, Icardi's football agent, showgirl, television presenter, and model.

Despite announcing their split two years ago, the couple - married for 11 years - remains together, with Wanda later reversing that decision, as cited by GOAL.

3. Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio - 8 years

Another unmissable name on this list is 2010 World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, Sergio Ramos.

The 37-year-old Real Madrid defender began a relationship with Pilar Rubio, aged 46, in 2012.

Rubio is a Spanish reporter and TV presenter known for her work on the programme Sé lo que hicisteis for the La Sexta television network.

Since 2019, the footballer has been married to Pilar Rubio, and the couple has been together for 11 years.

They are raising four children: three sons named Sergio (born May 6, 2014), Marco (born November 14, 2015), Alejandro (born March 25, 2018), and Maximo Adriano, per Daily Sport.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Segar - 11 years

Even the fiercest lions succumb to love, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no exception.

Zlatan, who had over 500 career goals for both club and country, as noted by Transfermarkt, is married to his beloved, Helena Segar, who happens to be 11 years his senior.

Despite their lengthy relationship, Zlatan and Helena have never tied the knot. When questioned about it during an interview, the Swedish icon offered his characteristically straightforward response.

He said, 'I have proposed to her before. She declined', as noted by SportBIBLE. This happened a couple of years ago. Regardless, together, they have two children named Maximilian and Vincent.

Their unique love story began with a quarrel over Ibrahimovic's parking in Malmo. He had parked his Ferrari in a manner that obstructed Segar's Bugatti, leaving her unable to move her car.

1. Cesc Fabregas and Daniella Semaan - 12 years

What's the deal with Spanish players and older women, you ask? It seems to be a trend, doesn't it? Well, here's another example: Cesc Fabregas, making him the third Spaniard in this lineup.

The 36-year-old former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder is married to Daniella Semaan, a 48-year-old woman from Lebanon.

Semaan has two children, Maria Taktouk and Joseph Taktouk, from her previous marriage to Elie Taktouk, to whom she was married to from 1998 to 2011.

In 2018, she tied the knot with Fabregas, and together, they have three children: Capri Fabregas, Leonardo Fabregas, and Lia Fabregas.

Fans chide Endrick over relationship

Sports Brief previously reported that Endrick stirred controversy with his romance after he was seen with his girlfriend, who is three years his senior, after Brazil's friendly with Spain.

The sight of the young player indulging in a romantic gesture with his partner, Miranda, sparked debate on social media, with many expressing their disapproval due to him being a teen.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.