Maria Francisca Perello is such a personality that neither the TV nor the magazines have been able to get her name right. Having introduced to the world, as Xisca, Nadal Rafael is an exception though who calls her by the nickname Mary. Media would never have caught her if she wouldn’t have been sharing a decade long relationship with the Tennis pro Nadal. The soon-to-be couple got engaged in the May 2018 in Rome on a romantic vacation. So, who’s actually Xisca Perello that made the World’s top class sportsman fall for her?
Xisca Perello’s Bio
Xisca Perello (born Maria Francisca Perello) was born on July 7, 1988, in a working-class family living in Majorca, Spain. Her parents worked for long hours that made her stay alone at home. And this helped her grew up quite independent. Growing up, she joined the school at Palma de Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain. After completing high school, she attended a course in Business Management in London, UK. She also took a course in English to cope up with the environment in the UK. Nothing much has been known about her family and her early background as she likes to keep her life private. She desired to be called by her nickname Xisca rather than her full name from her young age.
Xisca Perello’s Professional Life Breakthrough
After completing her education in UK, Xisca worked at ‘MAPFRE’, a Spanish sporting company which also endorsed Rafael Nadal. However, this career choice ended following the bullying she got at the workplace mentioning that she only got the job because of whom she was dating. Then, she moved back to Majorca and started working as for an insurance company. She often calls herself an insurance banker.
At present, she serves as the Project Director for the ‘Rafael Nadal Foundation ‘established in 2008 by the tennis star Rafael Nadal. Nadal Foundation serves as the medium that gives socially-disadvantaged children all over the world a chance of living a better life through education and sport. Xisca’s positive and good-hearted nature collaborated with her business awareness has garnered the respect of all the people associated with the foundation.This job probably allows flexibility since Xisca Perello time and again goes on vacation with her boyfriend Rafael.
The Love Story of Decade Long Couple Nadal and Xisca
Their story reveals the classic case of homeboy falling in love with home girl. Perello met Nadal in Palma De Majorca, their hometown. The childhood sweethearts have been dating since 2005, now over a decade long. The duo has known each other for long before dating.
She states that the formula behind the success of their decade long relationship is because they know when and how to give the other their private time. Xisca is a private person and avoids limelight despite dating one of the world’s top tennis player. Shockingly, she doesn’t like talking about Nadal with her family too. In an interview she said,
“Even if my family asks me about Rafael I prefer not to say much. The fact is I just don’t feel comfortable talking about these things, even in private. It’s what works for me, and what works for Rafael and me as a couple. We wouldn’t have is any other way.”
Xisca often avoids Rafael’s sponsorship dinners and tournaments due to which break-up rumors started creating the buzz. However, later on in one of her rare interviews, Xisca Perello stated that she chooses to escape Nadal’s tennis matches in a bid to preserve their relationship. Further, she added that she is worried that he would disrupt her fellow’s focus if she attended all the events.
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph in 2011, she said;
“He needs his space when he is competing, and just the idea of me hanging around waiting on his needs all day wears me out. It would asphyxiate me. And then he would have to be worrying about me… No. If I followed him everywhere, I think there’s a risk we might stop getting along.”
The couple has set a new benchmark for those in relationships. With pure love and understanding, the relationship can stay longer and stronger. And with this, the couple is officially engaged to each other after 14 years of courtship.
Engagement and What’s Next For The Couple??
The childhood sweetheart Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello are finally engaged after being in a relationship for the past 14 years. Just days after Nadal’s disastrous Australian Open Final loss, the tennis player finally popped the question to his long-term girlfriend and she said ‘Yes’. According to Hola, Xisca and Nadal got engaged back in May during a romantic trip to Rome. But, they only revealed to the public after 8 months of their engagement. The news certainly broke the heart of female fans of Nadal.
The beautiful couple is planning to tie the knot on coming fall this year on the island of Mallorca, the place where both of them grew up. Her boyfriend Nadal has spoken about his dream to start a family with Perello. Back in 2017 when he appeared in Argentina talk show Con Amigos Asi, he told;
“I would love to have children, boys, girls….I am a person who loves kids and I am a family guy. But also I tell you that the reality is the years keep passing. I would like to start to do all of this when my sporting life determines it. I think it’s also, above all, about looking after the kids.”
Xisca Perello is a private person who has no interest in the fame that comes with being the fiancé of World Class tennis Player. She doesn’t even have an online presence. She is not available neither on Instagram nor on Twitter. However, her fans have set up many Instagram and Facebook accounts dedicating her. During an Interview in Paris, she told that she does not like to enter into the celebrity world. She further added;
“It’s not a world I want to be part of, nor do I think Rafael would have chosen to be with a woman who looked for that in life.”