Why marry one when you can have two?
The football legend Ronaldinho is set to marry not one, but two women at the same time. Reports in Brazil have announced the player will tie the knot in August with his ‘fiancees’ Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza.
The two women have been living together ‘harmoniously’ with Ronaldinho in his £5 million Rio de Janeiro mansion. The former Barcelona star started dating Beatriz in 2016, but met Priscilla during his relationship and continued to date the two.
Ronaldinho asked the ladies for their hand in marriage in January last year. He gave them both engagement rings, according to Brazilian columnist Leo Dias.
It has been announced that he will be marrying the two women inside the Santa Monica condominium. There will be a private ceremony for the groom and brides. The star’s sister, Deisi, who is against her brother’s polygamy, has already said she won’t be attending, according to Dias.
Their polygamous relationship is frowned upon by many. Last April family members of Priscilla were reportedly planning on confronting the star after reports emerged that she was one of Ronaldinho’s two lovers.
A family friend told Brazil’s Extra newspaper: “They are upset because they discovered that every present he gives to Priscilla, he also gives to the other girl.”
Claiming her family are concerned about Priscilla’s reputation, the friend said: “She is almost being fired from her job because of this.”
But it’s not all bad for the women, as it has been reported that they both receive an allowance of around £1,500 from Ronaldinho to spend however they wish. Ronaldinho also reportedly always gives the two the exact same presents travels with them and attends most events with the ladies.
In March this year, during a trip to Japan with his samba music band, he posted photos a video of himself with both women to the 32 million followers of his Instagram page.