Who is Giannina Maradona?
Giannina Dinorah Maradona was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 16 May 1989 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds Argentinian nationality. She’s a social media star and a model, but who’s perhaps known best for being the daughter of the late Argentinian professional soccer player, Diego Maradona.
Early life and education
Giannina was raised in Buenos Aires alongside her sister Dalma by their father and their mother Claudia Villafane, an Argentinian film producer and businesswoman. Dalma’s today a popular actress, with close to 20 credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Dorine in the 2010 comedy movie “La Venganza de Ira Vamp”. Giannina also has a half-sister and five half-brothers.
Giannina was attending a local high school in Buenos Aires when she became interested in modelling, but was also interested in various other activities during her four years there. Mostly because she was motivated by her father, Giannina was physically highly active, and played various sports, including volleyball and soccer.
Upon matriculating in 2007, she chose not to enroll at college, but to focus on other interests.
Giannina’s now an Instagram star, having amassed well over a million followers on the network, and has uploaded close to 500 pictures, the majority of which feature her with her family.
She launched her Twitter account in May 2013, and has since attracted over 570,000 followers, while she’s tweeted close to 26,000 times – she’s also active on Facebook, but seems to be using her account just to keep in touch with her friends and family members.
Giannina doesn’t have her own TikTok account, but many videos featuring her have been uploaded onto other people’s accounts, and these have been watched over 1.7 million times.
She’s today working for the online shop DeLaPaz, as their accessory designer.
Love life and marriage
Giannina prefers to keep her family away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she was a married woman.
In 2008, she exchanged vows with the Argentinian professional soccer player Sergio Aguero, after the two had been in a relationship for a couple of years; they were apparently introduced by Giannina’s father. In 2009, Giannina gave birth to their son Benjamin Aguero Maradona, but in 2012, she and Sergio divorced for unknown reasons.
She has since been staying away from the media’s attention, but there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Giannina is today in a relationship with an unidentified Argentinian businessman, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
As of September 2021, Giannina seems to be single, was once married, and has a son.
Hobbies and other interests
Giannina loves to travel, and has been all around the world, mostly thanks to her father’s wealth. She has spent some time living in the USA, and has explored several European countries; her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
She’s a huge fan of soccer, and today cheers for Boca Juniors.
Summer is Giannina’s favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, swimming in the ocean, and playing beach sports.
Late at night, she likes to watch Hollywood movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Scarlett Johansson, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Lost in Translation”.
Giannina’s taking good care of her physique, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week; she’s also following a strict diet, thus her slim figure.
Age, height and net worth
Giannina’s age is 32. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m), and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of September 2021, her net worth is estimated at around $1 million – it’s known that her father’s net worth at the time of his death was over $500,000.
Who was Diego Maradona?
Diego Armando Maradona was born in Lanus, Argentina on 30 October 1960 – his zodiac sign was Scorpio, and he held Argentinian nationality.
He’s widely rated as amongst the best soccer players in the history of the sport; he was nicknamed ‘El Pibe de Oro’, which translates to ‘The Golden Boy’.
Diego was raised in Villa Fiorito, Argentina alongside his four sisters and two brothers, by their father Diego ‘Chitoro’Maradona, and their mother Dalma Salvadora Franco; Dalma was a housewife, while Chitoro was a factory worker. Both Diego’s brothers Raul and Hugo also became soccer players.
He was 10 days away from turning 16 when he played his first professional soccer game with Argentinos Juniors, against Talleres de Cordoba. He played with the club until 1981, when he signed with Boca Juniors, and with them won the league title.
Diego was then transferred to the Spanish soccer club Barcelona for $7.6 million, a world record at that time, and with his help, Barcelona won the Spanish national cup competition Copa del Rey. On 5 May 1984, during the finals of Copa del Rey, Diego started a fight with the Athletic Bilbao player Miguel Sola, headbutting him, while he then kicked two other players, and a major fight erupted. Diego was afterwards transferred to the Italian soccer club Napoli, for whom he played until 1992 when he quit disgraced, because of failed cocaine drug tests. He then played for Sevilla and Boca Juniors, before retiring from soccer, however, returning for various friendly games.
On 7 November 1989, Diego married Giannina’s mother Claudia Villafañe, but the two divorced in 2004 – during the procedure, Diego revealed that he was the father of Diego Sinagra, who was born on 20 September 1986. In 2014, Diego was in relationship with Rocio Oliva, and was once accused of physically assaulting her, which wasn’t confirmed; he gifted her a house in 2017, but they split in the following year.
It’s widely known that Diego was addicted to cocaine, and used the drug nearly every day from the mid-‘80s to the mid-2000s.
He died on 25 November 2020, suffering cardiac arrest while sleeping.