Maria Francisca Perello, known as Xisca to most, is the beautiful girlfriend of No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world, Rafael Nadal. Xisca isn’t very commonly found at of Nadal’s matches, and could more likely be found at home cheering him on.
Here’s what you need to know about her:
1. She Has Been Dating Nadal for 8 Years
Perello is part of an important support system in Nadal’s life. Since they starting dating in 2005, she has been one of the three most important people in Nadal’s life. The tennis start told The Huffington Post of the emotional support given to him by his mother, sister, and Xisca and how vital they are to his success on and off the court.
2. She Studied Business Administration in London
Not only does Perello have good looks, but she is known to be extremely smart and driven. Instead of following Nadal around and watching him succeed, she has gone out to make something of herself. Not only has she gone to London to study Business Administration, but has majored in English too.
Perello used to work for Mapfre, a Spanish company endorsing Nadal. Two years ago she was named Director for Social Integration of the Rafael Nadal Foundation and continues still to run it.
3. They Met in Their Hometown
Perello met Nadal while growing up in Palma de Majorca, island off the coast of Spain. Both Nadal’s and Perello’s families currently reside there.
4. She Has a Facebook Fan Page
Although Xisca prefers to stay out of the spotlight, there hasn’t been much she could to to stop people from noticing her. There is a facebook fan page full of pictures of her in her daily life. There is more than one page praising the Mallorcan beauty, but click here to see the main fan page.
5. She is Not Interested in Being Famous
Perello has made a great attempt to avoid all the things that comes with being a celebrity and its status. Nadal has rarely spoken about her in media to respect these wishes. According to Fabwags.com, Perello has been described as “a straightforward no-nonsense girl not interested in glamour and fame.”
A close friend of the couple, Pedro Hernadez told FabWags.com:
Raf and Xisca are both very shy and ordinary people who like to live simply. They are not at all interested in a celebrity lifestyle. They get together when the tournaments are over. That’s how Raf winds down.”
The reason Perello does not attend many of his matches is because she doesn’t want to distract him while he is playing tennis and another reason she chooses to stay out of the spotlight.
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