June 13th, 2011
Married Men: Jesus Navas, Luka Modrić & Diego Lopez
‘Tis the season for footballers to sell their single souls, Kickettes. Are you primped and ready to explore the joys of newlywed life from a secondhand, invite-less perspective?
Navas & his lady, Alejandra, tied the knot in their hometown in front of notable guests such as The Ramos™. Twitpic-happy Sergio even squeaked out a couple of pictures in between the ceremony and reception.
While the new Mrs Navas is quite the looker, this couple seems sooo young a.k.a. they better have a good pre-nup.
The couple arranged this second wedding and party because Vanja’s unexpected pregnancy kinda/sorta put a dent in their original plans. From what one of our Croatian translators can glean from the original report, the wedding ambiance was on par with what would be seen and heard at a redneck wedding in the U.S. It wasn’t a classy shindig by any stretch of the imagination.
Still, the Modrićs know how to gather a crowd, and we think their list of attendees was a tad more impressive than the names who brought gifts to the intimate Navas affair (i.e. Slaven Bilić, Ognjen Vukojević, Zdravko Mamić – the executive manager of Dinamo Zagreb, Modric’s agent and his wife – who was scantily clad in bright blue & lace and Vedran Ćorluka dressed as a bus driver).
Finally, Villarreal goalkeeper, Diego Lopez, married his lady, 26-year-old Iria Otero Rodríguez, in the small village of Ponte Sampaio. She carried peonies down the aisle, which is what we plan to fill our bouquets with when we finally take the plunge. In case you care.
True to tradition, the groom arrived at the church with his mother, Lidia, but had to wait for Iria to show her face before he could head inside the church. In typical bridal style, Iria was 30 minutes late, but once she appeared before her hubby-to-be in a custom Lorenzo Caprile gown, Lopez said his legs were ‘shaking’ from nerves/excitement.
Distinguished footy men who came out to show their moral support were Alvaro Arbeloa (plus his wife), Santi Cazorla, Joan Capdevila and Borja Valero.
How ’bout it, Kickettes? Were you proudly – or reluctantly – chucking rice at any of this weekend’s happily married footy couples?