Rafael Nadal Marries Childhood Sweetheart Mery Perello in Spanish Castle

The Spanish tennis ace has exchanged wedding vows with his longtime girlfriend in an intimate ceremony, a month after his fourth U.S. Open win and 19th Grand Slam.

AceShowbiz - Rafael Nadal is officially off the market. The 33-year-old tennis champion tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Mery Perello Saturday afternoon, October 19. The couple swapped wedding vows at the castle La Fortaleza on the Spanish island Mallorca.

The groom looked sharp in a navy suit and his bride walked down the aisle in a long-sleeved dress by famed designer Rosa Clara who also designed dresses for the groom's mother and sister for the big day. "The whole process was full of emotions between all of us," the designer said.

Former king of Spain, Juan Carlos I, was reportedly among the high-profiled guests. Also spotted among the crowd were tennis player Feliciano Lopez and his partner Sandra Gago, retired Argentinian tennis player Juan Monaco and his girlfriend Diana Arnopoulos, Spanish actress Carolina Cerezuela, and famed watchmaker Richard Mille.

Rafael Nadal and Mery Perello have been in a relationship since 2005. He reportedly popped the big question in May 2018 during a romantic trip to Rome, but the engagement news only came to light early this year. Their wedding come only a month after he grabbed his fourth U.S. Open win and 19th Grand Slam.

The groom posted a picture of beautiful sunset from the wedding venue with a winky face emoji on the caption while one of his guests Diana wrote on Instagram, "What a day [love]."

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