The Olympic champion, 32, confirmed the exciting news to HOLA! magazine in a story published on Wednesday, January 30. He revealed to the outlet that her boyfriend of 14 years popped the question during a romantic trip to Italy in May 2018.
The couple, who kept their engagement news secret for eight months, will be conducting their wedding in the fall in Mallorca, an island in Spain.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) January 30, 2019
Fans were quick to congratulate the newly engaged couple, sharing multiple tweets over their engagement.
One user wrote, "Congratulations @RafaelNadal!!! It makes us very happy to take this step with Xisca. Thank you for teaching us the good things in life. Bless you".
Another fan added, "@RafaelNadal congrats to your engagement with Xisca finally!! Your lives will be even better and happier together for sure!!"
The Olympian previously spoke out about his relationship with Mery in an interview with Hello! magazine. The sportsman said at the time that he hopes someday he will welcome children with Mery.
He explained, "Obviously, I have the intention of forming a family. I love children and I would like my children to do what they like."
Congratulations Rafael and Mery! We are eager to watch your nuptials.
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