Rafaella Szabo Witsel is the wife of professional footballer Axel Witsel who plays for La Liga club Atletico Madrid and the national team of Belgium.
She is from Romania, but she holds Belgium nationality. She is a photographer by profession.
She owns a company named RawHighlights.
Rafaella and Axel were close to ending their relationship
Rafaella and Axel met each other in 2008. Rafaella was still studying at college when they met.
After their first meeting, they started talking with each other, and soon they became lovers.
They began traveling with each other and were head over heels in love with each other.
However, there was a rumor that he was having an affair with a woman named Analicia Chaves while he was still with her.
It was a very hard situation for both of them.
There was news that they were getting separated, but everyone's mouth was shut when the couple got married in 2015.
They have been inseparable ever since. They are happily married to date and proud parents to their three kids.
Axel is 33 years old. He is 1.86m tall. He weighs around 81 kg.
His net worth is estimated to be 30 million euros.
He has managed to earn a fortune from his career as a professional footballer.
Axel revealed the most memorable place he has ever lived in
As a football player, his work takes him to a different part of the world.
During his career, he has played for many clubs and has been to many parts of the club.
According to Axel, the place he loved the most was St. Petersburg. He signed a deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2012.
He lived there for four and a half years. He said they used to cook and have dinner outside with their families and kids.
He said he loved that place. Another place was China. He said it was completely different as compared to Europe.
He was fascinated by the tall buildings. He said he had a fantastic experience in China.
Axel shared some of his interesting moments as a footballer
Axel said that when he was 18 years old, he was playing for Standard Liege. They had a match against Liverpool.
When he entered the field, it was a crazy moment for him. He said the crowd and fans were huge.
When they played the anthem, he got goosebumps.
Another one was when he went to Besiktas J.K stadium. He said the noise was crazy there.
Axel talked about his unique hair
Axel has a pretty unique hairstyle. His hair is his trademark.
In an interview, Axel revealed that he had kept his hairstyle the same for the past nine years.
He shared that before his current hairstyle, he used to have short hair. When he met his wife, she asked him to grow his hair.
He began growing his hair, and he liked it better that way. Since then, he has never changed his hairstyle.
He said he has a friend from London who is a barber and takes care of his hair, but it is difficult to make an appointment with him as he travels to many places in Europe to make the hair of other players.
He also joked about how difficult it is to wear a helmet on his hair.
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