Manchester footballers’ summer of love as wedding bells ring for the stars – meet all the brides and grooms-to-be

We are well into UK wedding season and it is clear that love is in the air for Manchester footballers. A number of Manchester City and Manchester United stars have asked their girlfriends the big question or got married in recent weeks.

With the World Cup taking place this winter in Qatar, it looks like more Premier League players have married than in previous seasons, while others have opted to make things more official with their longtime girlfriends. before the huge tournament.

So who are Manchester’s new and future brides in the footballing world? Here we take a look.

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Inès Degener Tomaz



Bernardo Silva, 27, popped the question to his model girlfriend Ines Degener Tomaz

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, 27, popped the question to his model girlfriend Ines Degener Tomaz, 22, three weeks ago. Announcing the news on Instagram, Ines wrote, “Yes forever!!!! My endless love” alongside a snap of the couple cuddled up, showing off their dazzling engagement ring.

Later, the midfielder wrote on his account: “Thank you for all the messages we have received in the past few days! We are very happy (John is not looking but he is!!)” along with a photo of the couple and their doggie. The bride-to-be has been dating the soccer star since 2020.

Their romance blossomed during the coronavirus lockdowns when they were isolated together in his hometown of Lisbon.

Hawkins Fern




Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, 29, officially married longtime partner Fern Hawkins, 27, in a small ceremony in Crewe last month. They should organize a big wedding ceremony in France in the coming months in a romantic castle.

The childhood sweethearts started dating when they were teenagers – when Fern was 16 and Harry was 18, playing for Sheffield United’s youth team. 10 years later, Harry asked the big question in Paris in 2018.

The happy couple, who have been together for over a decade, share two daughters – Lillie Saint, two, and Piper Rose, one. Fern, holds a bachelor’s degree in science and physiotherapy, graduating in 2017 with first class honors, reports the Mirror.

She gives regular updates to her 800,000 Instagram followers, where she shares cute snaps of her and Harry, and their two children.

Lucia Law

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford announced last month that he was to marry his longtime girlfriend Lucia Loi. The young couple shared a romantic photo on Instagram to capture their engagement, with them kissing in front of a love heart of cream roses, surrounded by candles and sparklers.

The newly engaged couple have been together for eight years. Marcus and Lucia, both 24, met when they were in school together at Ashton on Mersey School and started dating when they were 15.

They briefly separated in 2021, reports the Mirror, but reconciled in the following months, reuniting around Christmas. The pair haven’t spoken publicly about their relationship, but 16 weeks ago Marcus shared a collection of cute snaps together on Instagram, writing, “Through thick and thin.”

Lucia, who is not very active on Instagram, has a degree in advertising and brand management from the University of Manchester. She currently works as an account manager for a PR agency based in Manchester.

Sara Arfaoui Gundogan



Ilkay Gundogan and his wife Sara Arfaoui Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan and his model wife Sara Arfaoui Gündogan are currently relaxing on their honeymoon in Bodrum, Turkey. Just last week, the happy couple tied the knot in a grand Italian ceremony with friends and family.

They wrote together on Instagram: “Always dreaming….my endless love”. However, they officially tied the knot in a low-key ceremony just before City’s Premier League triumph. Posting a series of photos to his Instagram from Copenhagen, including one of his new wife wearing an ivory blazer and holding a bouquet of flowers on a private jet, the 31-year-old wrote: “We are married…we are really happy… I can’t wait to celebrate with our families and friends.”

İlkay proposed to Sara – who was born in France but moved to Italy when she was young – last Christmas with an extravagant display of his love. The room where he asked the question was filled with red roses and red love heart balloons.

The Italian TV presenter shared a video of the moment, captioning it: “Yes yes yes.. you are my best friend.. my everything.. can’t believe this is real.. thank you for your love ..”.

Kaylee Ramman

Manchester City defender Nathan Aké married childhood sweetheart Kaylee Ramman just days ago. The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony on the beach in Mallorca.

On Tuesday, Kaylee, who runs her own sustainable swimwear business, shared a series of snaps on Instagram from their special day, showcasing her beautiful backless dress. The couple, both dressed in white, said their vows in front of a grand Baroque pavilion, adorned with white roses and offering spectacular views.

Also sharing the stunning photos online, Nathan, 27, announced to his 1.1 million followers: “Mr & Mrs Aké”.

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