Soccer player Thibaut Courtois is now on a lucky streak in life. First, he won the Champions League with Real Madrid, becoming the hero of the European Cup along with Karim Benzema, and now he is getting married to a beautiful model. But three years ago, everything was not so rosy - he had a difficult adaptation in Real Madrid, a divorce from his first wife, and a quarrel with a friend from the Belgian national team because of a girl.
In this article, we talk in detail about the personal life of the best goalkeeper in the Champions League 2021/22 and present his ex-wife and new fiancée.Bet on Real Madrid with 1xBet
He proposed on a yacht in the mountains
On June 5, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois proposed an Israeli model Michelle Herzig to his girlfriend. The lovers went on a summer vacation on a yacht in the mountains. One couldn't dream of a more romantic setting! The Belgian got down on one knee and took a ring out of the box. The girl immediately said yes.
The next day, the model and the soccer player had a lively celebration of two things at once - the engagement and Michelle's birthday. There were only their close friends at the party.
Who is Courtois' future wife?
Michelle Herzig met the soccer player on social networks. "Thibaut saw a picture of me with my dog Milo and wrote 'cute'. I knew right away who it was because I love soccer. I said thank you, and we started texting each other, and then we met and fell in love at first sight," the model told the Spanish media.
Courtois has two children with his ex-wife. But Michelle isn't worried about that in at all: "Before I met Thibaut, I thought that I wouldn't enter such a relationship. But it didn't bother me anymore when I got to know him. He has amazing kids."
Michelle, like any professional model, has a perfect figure. She is 178 cm tall and weighs only 55 kg. The secret is simple - a proper diet and training in the gym.
For the sake of his future wife, Thibaut is already studying Israeli culture and traditions. Rumor has it that the goalkeeper has even begun to learn Hebrew. The things we do for love…
Who is Marta Dominguez, Courtois' ex-wife?
Marta met Thibaut when she was in college and worked in a clothing store at the same time. The couple has two children, a daughter Adriana and a son Nicolas. The second child was born after the family broke up - in May 2017.
The spouses' relationship was unstable because of the soccer player's constant cheating, just like Pique and Shakira. The ex-wife used to forgive her husband's affairs.
According to Thibaut, his marriage to Marta failed because they "lived different lives. "When Marta became pregnant with our second child, she moved to Madrid, and I was in London. Unfortunately, I could not take part in family matters properly," the athlete admitted.
He stole De Bruyne's girlfriend
Even before he met Marta, Courtois had a conflict with Kevin De Bruyne, another player of the Belgian national team. The problems became public through the Manchester City midfielder's "Keep It Simple" autobiography. Kevin wrote that one day his girlfriend Carolina flew to Madrid with her friends. There she began an affair with Courtois when he played for Atletico.
Kevin learned about the affair through a mutual friend who knew about the relationship and leaked the information to the soccer player. Carolina later told reporters about her reasons. It turned out that back in 2012, de Bruyne also cheated on her, but she forgave him. "I did it out of revenge. Thibaut turned out to be more interesting, more intelligent. You could talk to him about anything," admitted Caroline Lijnen.
And even years later, the feud between Courtois and De Bruyne has not subsided. When Kevin was asked what he thinks about Thibaut's move to Real Madrid, he said, "I'm glad he left Chelsea because only the best should play for England." That said, the Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez told de Bruyne before the 2014 World Cup that he could avoid calling Courtois into the national team, but Kevin tamed his anger in the team's interests. By the way, De Courtois' Real Madrid knocked Bruyne's Manchester City out of the Champions League in the semifinals.
Now the champion of Spain and the winner of the Champions League has abandoned his cheating ways and is starting a new life - with the model Michelle Herzig.