Why did Gianinna Maradona divorce Sergio Aguero? Diego Maradona once called Manchester City player a ‘wimp’

Did you know Gianinna went on to marry Sergio Aguero? The two first met in 2008 three years before he joined Manchester City


                            Why did Gianinna Maradona divorce Sergio Aguero? Diego Maradona once called Manchester City player a ‘wimp’
Diego Maradona (R) and his daughter Giannina Maradona (Getty Images)

Diego Maradona is no more. The Argentine football legend lost his life at 60 from a heart attack two weeks after leaving the hospital where he underwent surgery on a blood clot in his brain. As the world mourns his death, did you know the player has five children? 

Married to Claudia Villafañe from 1984 to 2003, he had two daughters with her — Dalma Nerea (born April 1987) and Gianinna Dinorah (born May 1989). Did you know Gianinna went on to marry Sergio Aguero? The two first met in 2008 when he was playing for Spanish club Atletico Madrid, three years before he joined Manchester City. The chance meeting blossomed into romance and they soon got hitched in a private ceremony. 

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (Getty Images)

One year after marriage, she gave birth to their son Benjamin in Madrid. However, the couple decided to part ways in 2012. After their divorce, Maradona was furious with Aguero as his pictures with Argentinian singer Karina Tejeda were splashed in the media. Calling Aguero a “wimp”, Maradona told him on social media, “It makes me very sad that having so many people around you, not one of them can tell you that your son comes first.”

After their divorce, Giannina took Ben. In her absence, Aguero admitted, “In these last few months I've been trying to adapt myself to a new stage of my life following my separation. It's not easy after so many intense years living together and so many experiences with Gianni. I try to be as professional as possible.” He added, “I believe it doesn't affect my sporting performance, but to be so far away from your child is not easy. It's impossible not to miss Ben.”

Diego Maradona, his wife and daughters (Getty Images)

A fashion designer, Gianinna is quite active on Instagram and boasts over 714,000 followers. Interestingly, she is a keen Boca Juniors fan and was embroiled in a legal dispute with her father in 2018 after he accused his wife and daughters of stealing $4.5 million from banks and asked them to be jailed. Early this year, in June 2020, she and her sister Dalma expressed concern about his “alcohol addiction”.

At the time, Gianinna told Argentine TV: “I don’t have to expose my dad. If I do it, it will be in front of a judge, so it can be done judicially. I don’t tell him not to drink alcohol anymore. But he doesn’t enjoy it. I want my dad to keep living.” She added, "I'm at the limit where I don't have to expose my dad. If I do it, it will be in front of a judge, so it can be done judicially. I would not mind having to show a judge photos and things from that day, but not on the television, to a judge.”

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