Who is Luis Rubiales' ex-wife Maria Manuela Delicado Vega? | The Sun

LUIS Rubiales has announced his resignation following the scandal at the Women’s World Cup Final.

Following his bombshell announcement, it comes as no surprise that many want to know more about his ex-wife and the children they share.

Who is Luis Rubiales' ex-wife Maria Manuela Delicado Vega?

Maria Manuela Delicado Vega was previously married to former Spanish FA chief and former professional player, Luis Rubiales.

Maria, who works as a lawyer, split from Rubiales over a decade ago and is known to reside in a small town near Valencia, the Daily Mail reports.

The pair reportedly remained on good terms following their separation.

Aside from this information, not much else is known about Rubiales former wife, however, he did address the break up of his marriage in interview with the programme 'Viajando con Chester' held earlier this year.

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Rubiales said: ''I don't think the marriage was a failure, we were very happy, but when you move on to another phase in your life, well you move on.''

How many children do Maria and Luis have?

Luis Rubiales shares three daughters with his ex-wife Maria.

Maria and Luis are the parents of Lucia, Ana and Elena.

In a Spanish TV interview with presenter Risto Mejide, Rubiales affectionately referred to his children saying: ''They are very strong, stronger than me.''

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Describing his eldest daughter Lucia, who is a History of Art student, the former Spanish official added: ''She's a very sensitive person and has a strong compromise with herself and society.''

Speaking of his second daughter Ana, Rubiales continued: ''The middle one is the one who is most like me, perhaps the most activist of the three.

''She's also someone with an amazing intelligence.''

Unlike their eldest children, little is known about the couple's third daughter Elena.

The former Spanish official also spoke of his daughters once more in September 2023 – as he formally announced his resignation from the Spanish FA and from his UEFA vice-presidency.

Rubiales explained that he made the decision after speaking with his father and his daughters.

He said: "They know it's not a question about me.

"Some friends very close to me said 'Luis, now you have to focus on your dignity and continue your life – if not, you are probably going to damage people you love and the sport you love'.

"This is more a question of not only me. In this situation now it is more intelligent and the thing I had to do."

Rubiales also spoke about his relationship with his daughters before making the bombshell announcement.


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He said: "I love my daughters so much, and they love me so, so much.

"I'm very proud of them. They are very close to me."

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