Who is Fernanda Gómez?
Fernanda Gómez was born on 22 June 1996, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; she’s a model, social media star, and businesswoman. Previously unknown to the wider public, Fernanda was thrust into the spotlight after she started dating the Mexican professional boxer Canelo Gómez in 2016. Since then, she’s amassed a large following on social media, and has also launched her own business, becoming quite successful in her own right.
Early life and career beginnings
Fernanda is a very private person and not a lot is known about her life before her rise to fame. Given that she and Canelo met at a gala ceremony, it’s speculated that the Mexican model grew up in an affluent family.
Gómez has a degree in business administration and has worked as a model for several years. She launched her Instagram account in 2013, which has since attracted more than 1.3 million followers.
In April 2019, Fernanda Gómez made a bold move into the personal care industry, launching her own business, Fernanda Gómez Nailbar. Located in Guadalajara, the luxury salon offers a wide range of services, including facial care, pedicures and manicures. In addition, Fernanda has opened a fashion boutique, which focuses on selling unique formal dresses and evening gowns.
Fernanda’s venture into business has been a resounding success, with her salon and boutique quickly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations in her hometown of Guadalajara.
As of March 2023, Fernanda’s net worth has been estimated at more than $20 million.
Relationship with Canelo Álvarez
Fernanda and Canelo first met at a charity gala event in October 2016. They soon started dating, but their relationship wasn’t without its problems in the beginning, and they apparently split up several months later, before reconciling in 2018. Their separation sparked major controversy in Mexico, as Fernanda was expecting Canelo’s baby at the time. Meanwhile, he started a relationship with the Venezuelan model, Shannon De Lima, which ended up being short-lived.
¡“Canelo” Álvarez and Fernanda Gómez got married in Guadalajara last week! #tpi #mitusports // Credit: ¡HOLA! México
Fernanda gave birth to her and Canelo’s daughter, Maria Fernanda, in December 2017., but only nine months later, the boxer welcomed his son Saul Abdiel, with his former business partner, Nelda Sepulveda. Canelo also has two more daughters, named Emily Cinnamon and Mia Ener, from his previous relationships with Karen Beltran and Valeria Quinoz, respectively.
Despite the controversies their relationship generated in the media, Fernanda and Canelo stayed together, tying the knot in May 2021 in a private ceremony held in Guadalajara. Since their reconciliation in 2018, Fernanda has been supporting Canelo as a spectator at nearly all of his fights, also joining him on the red carpet for various events. Most recently, the couple appeared together at the red carpet event for the upcoming sports movie “Creed III”, in which Canelo has a supporting role.
Canelo Álvarez Wiki Bio
Santos ‘Canelo’ Saúl Álvarez Barragán was born on 18 July 1990, in Guadalajara, and as a professional boxer, is widely considered to be one of the best active boxers in the world. He’s won multiple world championships in different weight classes, and is the only boxer in the history of the sport to become undisputed world champion at super middleweight.
Canelo was born the youngest of eight children to Santos Álvarez and Ana Maria Barragan. Growing up, Canelo and his family lived in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Guadalajara, and often struggled to make ends meet. At the age of 13, Canelo began boxing with his older brothers, who were already amateur boxers. He quickly showed a natural talent for the sport, and his brothers began training him more seriously.
Canelo turned professional at the age of 15, signing with promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions. He made his professional debut on 29 October 2005, and won by knockout in the fourth round, going on to win his next 13 fights, all by knockout.
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In 2011, Canelo won his first world title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-middleweight title, by defeating Matthew Hatton in a unanimous decision. He successfully defended the title five times before moving up to middleweight.
Canelo’s first major test at middleweight came in 2013, when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly anticipated fight, which Mayweather won by a majority decision. Despite the loss, Canelo gained a lot of respect for his performance against one of the best boxers of all time.
In 2015, Canelo won the WBC middleweight title by defeating Miguel Cotto in a unanimous decision. He successfully defended the title once, before vacating it in 2016 to fight at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds.
Canelo’s next big challenge came in 2017, when he faced Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. The fight ended in a controversial draw, with many observers feeling that Canelo had done enough to win. The two fighters faced each other again in a rematch in 2018, with Canelo this time winning by a majority decision.
Since then, Canelo has continued to dominate the sport of boxing, winning titles in multiple weight classes and establishing himself as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. In 2019, he defeated Daniel Jacobs to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight title, becoming the first Mexican boxer to hold three world titles in three different weight classes simultaneously.
In November 2020, Canelo returned to super middleweight, and defeated the former World Boxing Association (WBA) and “The Ring” champion Callum Smith, also winning the vacant WBC title.
Canelo’s most recent fight was against his biggest rival, Gennady Golovkin. During the pre-fight press conference, Canelo described their rivalry as personal, and expressed his excitement at the prospect of sending Golovkin into retirement – Canelo went on to win via unanimous decision.
Outside of the ring, Canelo has made a name for himself in the business world. In 2014, he founded his own promotions company, Canelo Promotions, which has helped to develop the careers of many up-and-coming boxers. He’s also released his own brand of clothing and accessories, and has appeared in several movies and television shows in Mexico. In 2023, he appeared in the sports drama “Creed III”, starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors.
Canelo often gives back to his hometown of Guadalajara, donating money to build a new boxing gym, and supporting local charities.
In his spare time, Canelo is an avid golf player, and has spoken about his plans to dedicate himself to ‘playing golf every day’ once he retires from professional boxing.
As of March 2023, his net worth is estimated to exceed $180 million.