Footballers live a trendy lifestyle, to say the least. However, some of these athletes come out all guns blazing when it comes to showing off their fashion sense, and a certain Radja Nainggolan is the epitome of it. Known for his sheer love for tattoos, Radja is the king when it comes to bossing the footballing field. His heart, however, is ruled by someone else and the lady luck behind his success is Claudia Lai Nainggolan.
Claudia, who worked as a saleswoman in a shopping centre in Calgliari, married the former Belgium international back in 2011 and were blessed with a baby girl only a year later, who they named Aysha Nainggolan. Having been married before to Evy, Radja was already a daddy of two little girls – Alisa and Ilana – but Claudia took no time in settling into their environment.
Claudia thinks high of her man and follows his every action on the field. Speaking about their love, Claudia had once told,
“I met Radja in Cagliari and it was love at first sight. I learned after two months that he was a footballer and I wanted to give up, also because the footballer has a busy life and has many admirers.
“I was working in a full-time shopping mall, a little I miss it. When he told me he was going to Rome I did not take it very well, he told me at Epiphany while we were celebrating with friends.
“Here in Rome, everyone looks like you’re dressed, unlike Cagliari. But I’m like that, after a year I started going out with sneakers. I miss having my first life, where I had more freedom to do certain things.
“Love is not forever, even if I want to take it as far as possible, I would be sorry for the children. But anything can happen in life “.
On their wedding day, Claudia wore a lovely white gown and speaking about her attire, she admitted that she had never worn white before the day. “I had never worn a white dress, it was very emotional. For Radja too, there was emotion. I also saw that he was a little afraid … For us it was a bit like renewing our promise of love.”
The couple, however, has seen some low time in their relationship and reports even claimed that the footballer saw the Italian police pressing charges against him due to abuses and violence against Claudia. The issues were resolved later.