Tennis star Rafael Nadal and wife Mery Perello welcome healthy baby boy
Following the surprising delivery of his wife Mery Perello on Saturday in a private establishment in Palma, the city of Mallorca, Rafael Nadal is now a dadn Saturday afternoon, the news was published in a Spanish newspaper.
It’s believed everything went well with the delivery, and the pair will likely make an announcement soon. Before giving birth, Mery Perello had a few weeks of appointments at the private clinic.
The mother and her child, born in the 37th week of her maternity, are both doing well, a source told the Spanish newspaper. Mery had to remain under supervision and fully rested for the past few weeks, and the delivery took place in an exclusive hospital on the island.
Enhorabuena a nuestro querido socio de honor @Rafael Nadal ya María Perelló por el nacimiento de su primer hijo. Compartimos con vosotros la felicidad de este momento. Congratulation !
— Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) October 8, 2022
Nadal hasn’t been entirely comfortable with the Spanish superstar’s increased attention to privacy, but he’s delighted to be a parent. Moreover, he avoided inquiries into any sort of gender reveal, stating that his only concerns were for the welfare of his wife and child.
Although there are plenty of top sportsmen who live there, paparazzi photographers who follow the rich and famous have not always been a problem in Spain. After several attempts to get the inside scoop on pregnancy news, Nadal has already asked the Spanish tabloid press to refrain from covering him.
The clay king then asked the journalists to be quiet in saying“I’m not used to talking about my private life. We live quieter with a lower profile. I don’t expect my life to change much with this.
Except for a few key matches, Perello herself likes to avoid the spotlight and spends most of her time away from the pitch. As of now, neither Rafael Nadal nor his team has released a statement about the birth.
Two weeks had passed since Nadal’s tearful farewell to his friend and competitor Roger Federer in his last tournament before becoming a parent. Nadal, 36, has a men’s Grand Slam record of 22 wins.