The Spanish tennis champ, Rafael Nadal, and his radiant wife, Mery Perelló, are preparing to welcome another little champion into their lives! The couple, already proud parents to their one-year-old son Rafael Jr., announced their exciting news on social media, sending shockwaves of joy through the tennis world and beyond.
Perelló, beaming with a pregnancy glow that rivals the Mallorcan sunshine, shared an adorable sonogram photo on Instagram. The caption, written in both Spanish and English, overflowed with love and anticipation: “Estamos muy ilusionados de anunciar que nuestra familia va a crecer! ¡Un hermanito/a en camino! We are so excited to announce that our family is growing! A little brother/sister on the way!”
Nadal, ever the supportive husband, quickly reposted the photo on his own social media, adding a loving message: “Mi mayor ilusión siempre ha sido formar una familia y con Mery estoy creando la más bonita que podría soñar. ¡Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que vamos a ser papás otra vez!” (“My greatest wish has always been to start a family, and with Mery, I’m creating the most beautiful one I could dream of. We’re overjoyed to announce that we’re going to be parents again!”)
The news of their expanding family comes as a delightful surprise to fans who have followed the couple’s love story since their teenage years in Mallorca. They married in a romantic ceremony in October 2019, and welcomed their first child, Rafael Jr., in October 2022.
Nadal, known for his fierce competitiveness on the court, has embraced fatherhood with the same dedication and tenderness. He has often spoken about the joy of spending time with his son and the desire to build a large family. Perelló, a successful businesswoman and a rock in Nadal’s life, has also adapted seamlessly to motherhood, balancing her own endeavors with creating a warm and loving home for their little one.
With another Nadalito (or Nadalita!) on the way, one can only imagine the lively household that awaits. Tennis rackets might soon share space with baby toys, and the cries of “Vamos!” on the court might be accompanied by the gurgle of laughter from the nursery.
The news has also sparked speculation about Nadal’s future in tennis. While he remains fiercely competitive and shows no signs of slowing down, the arrival of a second child might lead to adjustments in his schedule and priorities. Could this be the motivation he needs to finally claim that elusive Olympic gold medal in singles? Or will he choose to spend more time with his growing family?
Only time will tell what the future holds for this remarkable couple. But one thing is certain: their love story, already filled with grand slams and heartwarming moments, is about to get even more exciting with the addition of another little member to their cheering squad. So, let’s raise a virtual glass (or a smoothie for the mama-to-be!) to Rafael Nadal, Mery Perelló, and the newest (and hopefully future Wimbledon champion) Nadalito or Nadalita!