October 25th, 2011

‘Ballers At Baptisms: Nicklas Bendtner & Pepe Reina

Caroline Fleming

Images Credit: Martin Høien/BILLED-BLADET.

It’s with cold hands and gooey hearts that we bring you a warming dose of ‘ballers (and their ex or current WAGs) being affectionate with bubbas today, Kickettes.

Please note: your health may or may not be affected by the cascade of knuckle biting cuteness that you’re about to take in. We’re afraid no cup of tea will fix the deterioration of your fertility once the viewing damage is done.


Nicklas Bendtner and his ex, Caroline Fleming, put on their happy faces at the baptism of their son, Nicholas Christian Juel Bendtner, in Denmark last weekend. Among the guests were Danish Royalty: Prince Joachim and his wife, Princess Marie, who is baby Nicholas’ godmother. Anyone else confused by the different first name spellings of Daddy Nicklas and baby Nicholas? No. Okay. Just us then.

Speaking of being dumb (founded), rumour has it that Caroline has gone and gotten herself knocked up again less than a year after giving birth to her third child. It’s unclear how much baby weight this gossip output has, or who the potential daddy-to-be is, but we hope the thought of four screaming children under the age of 10 serves as warning for all those who practice the ‘double bag it and pray’ method.

Hauling ourselves back on topic, after the christening – which took place in the chapel of Caroline’s estate, Valdemar Castle – all 40 guests were invited to a reception. Both Billed-Bladet and we feel it’s important to note that Daddy Nicklas came and went to the church by himself. In a white Audi.


Images: Diez Minutos.

And in other meltworthy family photos, Pepe Reina and his catastrophically adorable clan (3-year-old Alma, 4-year-old Grecia and wife Yolanda) were in Cordoba, Spain for baby Luca’s baptism earlier this month. Returning to the city of his birth, Luca was baptised at the Mezquita Cathedral in front of family and friends that didn’t include David Villa & company (who once said Alma and Grecia were like his nieces). Which in hindsight was a good thing, or else ovaries across the land would’ve convulsed with self-made Spanish baby want, need and desire.

Pepe matched his tie to his wife’s stilettos, causing our eyes to be drawn and slightly taken aback by the length of Yo’s satin emerald dress. Like…she wore that to church. Not to Newz Bar in Liverpool, but to an ancient place of worship. She looked as svelte as ever, though, so we gotta give her props for making such a bold statement in the presence of lady-loving Jesus.


Have you noticed Alma’s kitten heels by now? Once Pepe’s girls are old enough to date we predict the Liverpool keeper will be employing his work gloves while swatting away guys left and right.

And finally, some churros and ring-around-the-rosey capped off the international break-inspired ceremony.


If any of the above failed to bring a smile to your faces, dear readers, then you must be dark in the heart. Also: did we miss anybody?

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17 Responses to “‘Ballers At Baptisms: Nicklas Bendtner & Pepe Reina”

  1. jen says:

    pepe's daughters are such beautiful little girls and i love the name luca. i bet he's a great dad too. nice to see some ballers who are family men. i hope pepe doesn't leave liverpool anytime soon, we adore him so. i'm also amazed at how gorgeous yolanda looks so soon after giving birth, but it scares me to think she's on her 3rd child and still doesn't know how to properly hold a baby.

  2. Marina_Isabella says:

    Yolanda's dress is quite skimpy for a baptism ceremony… other than that, her family: Pepe, the girls and the newest baby are all very beautiful!

  3. Agnes Wonka says:

    Baby Nicklas looks a lot like his dad!

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  5. Arctic says:

    Pepe is SOOOOOO handsome. He's such a nice, down to earth guy and his daughters are too cute. He may not be the sexiest footballer, but he is damn fine and he'd be a dream to settle down with.

  6. Raincitygirl says:

    Yolanda, for the love of all that's holy, watch your baby's NECK!

    I don't even have kids and even I know you're supposed to support the kid's head, not just let it flop around all over the place.

  7. Jen says:

    ADORABLE Pepe, and his beautiful family!!! So excited for him! Congrats!

  8. xbabyshakesx says:

    I'm really scared of how she's holding the baby eeek!

  9. Julia says:

    Is it wrong that I hope that Nicklas and Caroline are going to have more beautiful babies? And that they are secretly back together.

  10. Rachael says:

    The Reina family look georgous that dress could perhaps be a fraction longer for church but the girls look perfect pure class. Baby Bendtner looks cute and full of attitude lol but the whole scenario sounds odd, if he came and went alone were his parents not there? Could she really be pregnant again to someone else so soon?

  11. Sara M says:

    Ok Thank for this idea draped dress

  12. blöööööööbliiiiii says:

    the baby looks like a ghost

  13. IrishBlue says:

    Little Nick is the image of daddy in that second photo, lucky boy!

  14. Anna says:

    The Reina Family: Nice family, nice children
    But I believe the (red) shoes are inappropriate for the baptism :)

  15. mata says:

    I'm just feeling sorry for those chincillas about to be draped over Ms. Fleming's shoulders.

  16. mata says:

    I’m just feeling sorry for those chincillas about to be draped over Ms. Fleming’s shoulders.