Diego Maradona to marry girlfriend Oliva later this year

Sep 10, 2015, 08:34 IST | AFP

Buenos Aires: The girlfriend of Diego Maradona says she and her former football superstar boyfriend will soon tie the knot, although no firm wedding date has been set.

Diego Maradona and Rocio Oliva (Pic/Getty Images)
Diego Maradona and Rocio Oliva (Pic/Getty Images) 

"It will be this year, if we can manage it," Rocio Oliva told reporters at the airport after she arrived from Dubai, where she lives with the football icon.

Oliva had come to Argentina to attend the birthday party of her brother, Luciano. Asked about tabloid reports claiming a December 13th wedding, she said, "No, not the 13th."

When asked about rumors that the relationship was not at its best, Oliva said: "Everything's okay, guys. We always invent arguments."

Celebrity gossip programs have suggested that Maradona, (54) and Oliva (25) will marry in the Vatican with the blessings of Pope Francis, a noted football fan, who was born in Buenos Aires.

Maradona is currently engaged in a legal dispute with his former wife, Claudia Villafane, with whom he has two daughters, over a shortage of money in a joint account.

He divorced Villafane in 2003. He has two sons and another daughter with three other women.

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