Jessylnn van der Vaart is the daughter of Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart. Her mother's name is Estavana Polman, a professional handball player.
She has a half-brother named Damian van der Vaart from her father's side.
Father's First Marriage
Rafael was married to Sylvie Meis, a television personality and model. They tied the knot in 2005.
He supported his wife throughout when she was battling cancer.
He was a very caring husband, but, he got cheated on by her. She had an affair with an airline pilot.
He knew about her cheating through emails. After seven years of togetherness, they parted ways in 2012. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Is Rafael Dating Someone?
Rafael is currently in a relationship with handball player Estavana Polman. They started dating each other in 2016.
He was linked to many women before he met Estavana.
They have one daughter together.
Jessylnn was born on 23 June 2017, and her current age is four years old.
Her father's net worth is estimated to be $22 million. He earns around 3.2 million per year.
He had made a fortune from his amazing football career.
Zlatan Ibrahimović And Rafael Were Enemies
In 2004, a friendly match between Sweden and Netherlands was played.
Sweden lost against the Netherlands, and they wanted to take revenge.
Zlatan was playing for Ajax in one match, and most of his teammates were playing from the opposite team, including Rafael.
Rafael was injured during a match, and in media, he revealed that Zlatan was the one who injured him.
This news made him furious, and he called him to say that it was not intentional and was an accident.
But Rafael did not back down, and things heated up between them.
Zlatan even said that he did not hurt him on purpose, and if he continued to accuse him, he would break his legs, and it would be intentional.
But later, they sorted the things between them and became friends. They even played from the same team.
Cristiano Ronaldo Taught Him A Lesson Once
They both were training together with their team. Cristiano took 20 balls and started to practice free kicks.
Rafael is known for his blunt personality, so he went to him and kicked a ball, and it went right into the net.
He said to Cristiano that’s how you should do it.
Later in one of the matches, they got a free-kick, and Rafael raised his hands to take that shot, but little did he know Ronaldo had ideas in his mind, and he said it was his free-kick and he will take it.
He scored a goal from 32 yards rights into the corner of the net and said this is how I do it.
It was like a tit for tat kind of thing.
In interviews, he admitted that Ronaldo is a great player and has more technical skills than him but being honest, and he also said that he is very annoying and could not imagine being friends with him.
Some Facts About Rafael
He is known as the most technical midfielder in Dutch football. His birthday is on 12 February.
He was born and brought up in the Netherlands. He played for the club Ajax for some time.
He moved to Hamburger SV in 2005. His football career was not so successful when he joined the team.
He has a brother. His nickname is Rafi and VdV.
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