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Who is Edinson Cavani's girlfriend Jocelyn Burgardt? How Manchester United player found love after ugly divorce

Back in 2018, Cavani confirmed his relationship with Jocelyn Burgardt. The couple who was first linked to each other in 2014 have made quite a few public appearances
Edinson Cavani, Jocelyn Burgardt and sons Bautista Cavani and Lucas Cavani (Getty Images)
Edinson Cavani, Jocelyn Burgardt and sons Bautista Cavani and Lucas Cavani (Getty Images)

He is currently the striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the Uruguay national team, but Edinson Cavani has his eyes set on his next club already. The football player's arrival at United came out of the blue after he spent seven years at Paris St-Germain and also clinched the title of their highest-ever goalscorer.

After joining the club, he said in a message published on their website: "Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honor to be here. I've worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club."

He added, "I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere when it is safe for the fans to return. I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always — work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt."

An Uruguayan professional footballer, Cavani recently spilled the beans on his conversation with Juan Roman Riquelme and chalked out plans to join Argentine professional sports club Boca Juniors "one day". He told ESPN: "Roman wrote to me with great respect, he wanted to know how I was in this situation with a very particular salary and we had a very respectful talk. Boca is a giant of the world, any footballer would like to play there. There have been several Uruguayans that have played there. Following the history of our football arouses curiosity a bit."

Edinson Cavani of Uruguay (Getty Images)

Born as Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez in 1987, the 33-year-old added, "There are some secrets from the conversation with Roman, you have to ask him if he wants to tell them. We will see what happens in the future. It would be very nice to be able to play at Boca one day." According to reports, Cavani will earn £10 million ($12.9 million) from his one-year contract at United. However, he also has an option to extend it by another season.

As fans wait to see him play for Manchester United, here's a glimpse of his personal life and relationships.

Edinson Cavani of Uruguay (Getty Images)

Edinson Cavani's first wife and children

First married to Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrús, Cavani split with her back in 2013. The pair have two sons together: Bautista (born on March 22, 2011) and Lucas (born on March 8, 2013). After months of rumors and gossip columns about his marital status, he confirmed the reports to the Espectador newspaper in South America.

"I started legal proceedings for divorce in Uruguay at the start of February and then continued them in April," he said. "By mutual agreement, at the end of last year, we decided our son Lucas would be born in Uruguay, where his mother lives. After several months of deep crisis in our marriage, we broke up. Maria Soledad returned to South America to give birth and I had to remain in Naples for professional reasons."

Explaining why he met his son Bautista in a hotel in Naples at that time, he said, "Soledad returned to pick up her things in the house where we shared our marriage until last year, then on May 7 she returned to Uruguay. While she was in Naples I stayed in a hotel to avoid an embarrassing situation for both of us. Divorce is a difficult thing and is a failure but I am only divorcing Soledad."

He added, "I always maintained very clear and unequivocal behavior, never lacking in my commitment to my children. Their mother has access to conjugal funds that cover all their expenses and needs, both present and future."

Edinson Cavani with his sons Lucas Cavani and Bautista Cavani (Getty Images)

Flings and affair rumors

The football player went through a rough patch after his divorce as reports said he was having an affair with María Rosaria Ventrone, an Italian who was then 22. Soledad told several outlets at that time: "I do not trust this man. Do you want to trust a husband who leaves his wife just a few days after the birth of their child? When our son Lucas was born, I learned that he was with another girl."

"It was a shock ... When I returned, I tried in every way to save our marriage. I did not want to remove my children for their father. I thought we could recover. It was hopeless. Edinson became a different person and unrecognizable.”

The Sun later reported that Cavani’s romance with Ventrone was short-lived and she blasted him after their split by claiming in an interview: "He left me nine months after we started living together. He was very jealous, almost possessive and I still don't know why we finished."

According to Express, the player was also linked to Sofía Suescun — the winner of the Spanish television reality series 'Gran Hermano 16' and 'Survivor 18'. Not only Cavani, but she has also been linked to three international football players which her ex-boyfriend Hugo Paz revealed in a TV interview. Sofia, however, did not comment on the saga.

Who is Edinson Cavani's girlfriend now?

Edinson Cavani and Jocelyn Burgardt (Getty Images)

Back in 2018, Cavani confirmed his relationship with Jocelyn Burgardt. The couple who were first linked to each other in 2014 have made quite a few public appearances at that time and they could be seen happily embracing each other and comfortable in front of the shutters. Burgardt has also been captured with his sons, Lucas and Bautista. 

According to reports, she is a stunning model and Samba dancer who stays off social media. According to The Sun, she has starred regularly in the annual carnival which takes place in Bella Union, a city in Uruguay's Artigas region. On May 17, 2019, Burgardt gave birth to Cavani's third child, a daughter, India Cavani.

Recently, the couple tested positive for coronavirus. "It was something we kept to ourselves and I was going to say it at some point. There was nothing to be gained by saying it at the time if you were complying with the protocol that had to be followed," Cavani explained to Uruguayan outlet 2 de Punta, via AS. "We spent many days in quarantine, even longer than necessary. There was no need to tell anyone. It was after we arrived in Paris from Spain. At first we were negative, but when my girlfriend started to get symptoms we took the test again and we were positive."