Who is María Isabel? Everything About Nadal Rafael Nadal’s Sister

María Isabel is the sister of Rafael Nadal, the Spanish professional tennis player. She is three years younger than Rafael and he is her only sibling. Born in 1989 and currently 35 years old, María is a marketing and sales personnel at Rafa Nadal Academy.

Rafael Nadal started his professional career at the age of 15, and since that time, he has grown to become a global figure as far as tennis is concerned. However, María Isabel was launched into the spotlight after her brother became a name to reckon with in his career. The more fans of the tennis player want to know more about him, the more María Isabel pops up, and here is all to know about her.

Summary of María Isabel’s Bio

  • Full name: María Isabel Nadal
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 1989
  • María Isabel’s Age: 35 years old
  • Ethnicity: Hispanic and Spaniard
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Sexual Orientation:  Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • María Isabel’s Parents: Sebastían Nadal and Ana María Perera
  • Siblings: Rafael Nadal
  • María Isabel’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 5 inches
  • María Isabel’s Height in Centimetres: 165 cm
  • María Isabel’s Weight: 56 kg
  • Body measurements in inches: 36-26-42
  • Body measurements in centimeters: 91.44-66.04-106.68
  • Famous for: being the younger sister of the Spanish professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal
  • María Isabel’s Instagram: @mirabel_nadal
  • Twitter: @marianadal

How Old Is María Isabel?

María Isabel is 35 years old. She was born María Isabel Nadal in 1989 in Manacor, the Balearic Islands in Spain. The marketing and sales personnel did not reveal her month and date of birth to the public. Based on her place of birth, she is a Spanish citizen, while she has a mixed ethnicity, which includes Hispanic and Spaniard.

She is the second and youngest child of Sebastían Nadal and Ana María Perera. Her father is a businessman who ran multiple businesses, including an insurance company and a window and glass company at Vidrea Mallorca. He also runs a famous restaurant known as Sa Punta. On the other hand, her mother traded perfumes before she quit the business to become a full-time homemaker.

María Isabel was raised alongside her famous brother, Rafael Nadal, in the neighborhood of Manacor. She is believed to have had a good upbringing as her parents were well-to-do and provided all that she and her brother needed. Rafael and his sister have, over the years enjoyed the love that existed in their homes.

This notwithstanding, came to a halt in 2009 after the news of their parent’s divorce began to make headlines. This greatly affected both siblings, especially Rafael, as he lost a few of his games at that time. Two years later, their parents reconciled and brought back the love, peace, and harmony that existed in their home.

María Isabel Gained Fame For Being Rafael Nadal’s Sister

As earlier mentioned, Rafael Nadal is the only sibling of María Isabel, with whom he shares the same parents. The tennis player is three years older than his sister. His fame has succeeded in thrusting her into the limelight that she is enjoying today.

Rafeal Nadal was born Rafeal Nadal Parera on June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Spain. Just like his sister, he is a Spanish citizen and inherited Spinard and Hispanic roots from his parents. Having grown up in a sports-loving family, his uncle Toni Nadal, who was a tennis coach exposed him to tennis when he was still three years old.

Toni Nadal coached him for a period of twelve years, from 2005 to 2017. Rafael Nadal also played football as a child and did both sports. Albeit, his father encouraged him to choose one sport and he went for tennis. From the age of 12 years, he started earning titles in sports, and by 2001, he leveled up his game to a professional level.

Rafael Nadal is still active in his career and has won various titles. With his prowess in tennis, many places and accessories have been named after him. Apart from his tennis career, he also has his hands on various other things, like philanthropy. He also owns the Rafa Nadal Sports Center, which is located in Mexico, Greece, and Kuwait.

The tennis player is very close to his sister, María Isabel, and shares a close bond with her. According to his sister, he played a great role as a brother and usually wanted her around him, even when he hangs out with friends. She further revealed that when they were teenagers, he did not find her irritating like many other teenage boys who found their younger sisters irritating.

He always cared and treated her like a precious jewel. Rafael Nadal lives with María and his parents in his five-story mansion in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. His sister and parents are always spotted hailing him from the baseline in most of his games.

She Earned A Master’s Degree In Sports Management

Though María Isabel has gained a good level of education, details of her basic and high school education have been scarce. She earned a degree from Pureza du Maria College in Mallorca. Maria later enrolled in the INEFC Center, where she graduated with a degree in Motor and Sports Science in 2013.

The marketing and sales personnel furthered at Pompeu Fabra University, where she earned a master’s degree in sports management.

What Does She Do For A Living?

Despite having a brother who has a flourishing career, María Isabel is also building a career of her own. With the certificates that she has earned, she has a good work profile. After she graduated from the university, she began to work at Duet Sports, a sports management company in Spain.

She later served in the International Management Group (IMG), a worldwide event, sports, and talent management company. At the company, she was involved in coordinating three editions of ATP Barcelona. From 2014 to 2015, she worked at Banca Santander, a Spanish multinational financial services company in London.

However, in 2015, she relocated back to Madrid, Spain, and started working with Pruduccines Komodo, a communication agency. After working with the company for a period of five months, she took up the position of marketing and sales personnel at the Rafa Nadal Academy, a tennis academy owned by her brother, Rafael Nadal.

Is María Isabel Married?

María Isabel is not married but has been linked to a few men. She started dating her ex-boyfriend, Pep Juaneda Grimalt, in 2013. He is an amateur golfer who defeated Rafael Nadal in a tournament held in 2012 at Baleris Island. Pep Juaneda Grimalt is also a tourism graduate, a marketing specialist, and the director of Iberostart’s Data Management Platform.

After being together for a period of six years they called it quits. This had a huge effect on María but her family helped her go through the heartbreak. They took her on a vacation to Australia and the Middle East to enable her to move on.

María Isabel was able to pick her pieces and is currently dating Javier de Miguel, a model, and blogger at HOLA Magazine. The duo started dating after the model divorced his wife, Mirian Perez. However, the news of their relationship was made public by HOLA Magazine after they were spotted hanging out with a group of friends in Mallorca.


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