Rocio Oliva, 23, has gotten engaged to her boyfriend, the greatest soccer player of all time, Diego Maradona, 52, reports The Daily Mirror. The couple of been together since January 2013. Maradona has been divorced from his first wife, Claudia Villafane, since 2004.
Here’s what you need to know about El Diego’s latest squeeze:
1. It Was a Valentine’s Day Engagement
The couple announced their engagement at a swanky hotel in Rome, Italy, while Maradona was in Italy visiting his former team, Napoli. The couple first met in Argentina back in 2010 when El Diego was the coach of his nation’s soccer team, Oliva was at the time playing for the women’s team. According to media reports, the couple’s relationship finally blossomed in 2013 in Dubai.
2. She’s a Fan of Maradona’s Most Hated Team
3. Her Ex is a Convicted Murderer
Previously, Oliva was in a romantic relationship with Pablo Giron, a convicted soccer hooligan and murderer.
4. Many in Argentina Believed that Oliva Was a Lesbian
She was born in Cordoba, Argentina on July 14, 1990. During her soccer career she attracted controversy when the Argentine magazine, “Muy” published pictures of Oliva kissing a female team mate. The led to accusations that Oliva was having a lesbian relationship with the team mate.
5. Maradona Has Been Facing Fresh Paternity Claims This Week
The news of the engagement comes just days after Maradona’s ex, Veronica Ojeda, 37, told the media that she is carrying his child, stemming from an affair back in December.