No other footballer of his time raises even half the curiosity among fans and media as Diego Maradona. Controversies’ favourite child, the Argentinian legend manages to hit headlines even today, and a majority of the time for all wrong reasons.
The unabashed and full of life 58-year-old footballer’s love life is on a roll too. Maradona is in a relationship with beautiful Rocio Oliva, who is 29 years younger to him. After dating the beauty for several years, the former Napoli star finally proposed to her in July on her 28th birthday with a diamond ring, and the two are now engaged.
The former footballer reportedly popped the question at her birthday party in Buenos Aires in front of all the guests and she said ‘yes’.
Oliva’s mother Monica and Maradona’s daughter Jana were present on the occasion and were exceptionally happy for the two, said reports.
Oliva told guests: “I am happy because this is my last birthday as a single woman and I can share it with all of you.
“My wishes for today and forever are to be happy with Diego, for my mother and grandmother Chiche to live forever and everyone I love to stay healthy.”
The couple was even spotted sitting next to each other during Russia World Cup and even getting cosy on stands. Not only that, hot photos of the couple keeps popping up on social media time and again.
Maradona, who divorced his first wife, Claudia Villafane, in 2003 after 17 years of marriage, met Oliva in 2012.
Oliva not only shares the legend’s passion for football but is also an ex-professional footballer. She has played for several clubs in her native country Argentina.