James Rodriguez: The Complicated Love Life Of The Talented Football Player

Date March 17, 2020 16:35

All ardent football fans know who James Rodriguez is. The young man hasn’t reached 30 yet but he can already boast a very successful career in sports. Rodriguez plays for the famous Spanish football club Real Madrid, as well as for his national Colombia team. But what do we know about his personal life?

Rise to prominence

Rodriguez was born in Cúcuta, a Colombian city situated at the Venezuelan border, but grew up in Ibagué in the western part of the country. He played his first football match when he was just 14 years old. Since them, James’ career went only up.

Just 2 years after his debut, the young footballer was signed with the Argentine team and after another 2, he was playing for the Portuguese Porto. But Rodriguez’s biggest dream was to play for Real Madrid and in 2014, he signed the contract with the famous Spanish club.

At 28, James Rodriguez is believed to be one of the best football players in the world and it looks like his current success is just the beginning.

James Rodriguez’s wife

In 2011, the football star married a volleyball player Daniela Ospina. Two years later, the couple welcomed a daughter, whom they named Salome. However, their marriage was over after 6 years.

In 2017, it was announced that James and Daniela are divorcing each other. Rodriguez had to move to Germany for 2 years at that time to play for Bayern Munich, to which he was loaned by Real Madrid. Ospina refused to move with him.

She explained:

I did not want to travel to Germany because I wanted to continue as an entrepreneur in Colombia and Spain.

Rumor has it that the Ospina initiated the split because Rodriguez cheated on her with model Helga Lovekaty. Despite that, Daniela claimed that the model “was not to blame” for their divorce.

Nonetheless, Rodriguez moved on from the rumors and started dating another beauty, Shannon de Lima. According to HOLA!, the couple became parents in October 2019. De Lima and James Rodriguez welcomed a son Samuel via surrogate.

James Rodriguez made the news with the new addition to his family as no one suspected that the couple was planning to have a baby. Yet, we are very happy for them and excited to see if little Samuel grows up into a talented football player, like his dad.