Who is Diego Maradona’s ex-wife Claudia Villafane, how long were they married and how many children did they have?

LEGENDARY Argentinian forward Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60.

One of his generation’s most exhilarating talents, Maradona played for Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli among others during a glittering career that spanned almost two decades

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Maradona with his family and Claudia (middle left) in 2000[/caption]

News of his death has shocked the footballing world, with the former Argentina No10 most recently managing Gimnasia de La Plata.

Who is Maradona’s ex-wife Claudia Villafane?

Off the field, Maradona was a vibrant personality and was known for his extravagant lifestyle.

He met Claudia Villafane when she was just 17 years old and married his long-time fiancee in 1989.

Also from Beunes Aires, Claudia was born in 1962 and went on to become a TV personality and producer.

The pair divorced in 2004 but were seen out and about in the years that followed, including at the 2006 World Cup.

Earlier this year, Claudia took part on Celebrity Masterchef Argentina.

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The pair were marrieed in 1989 but divorced in 2004[/caption]

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Claudia Villafane went on to become a producer and TV star[/caption]

In 2018, Maradona sued his ex-wife for allegedly stealing his money and buying apartments in Florida.

Maradona didn’t remarry but fell head over heels for Rocio Oliva when the pair met in 2012.

In February 2014, he got engaged to her and held a party at a posh hotel in Rome to celebrate.

Oliva is ex-professional women’s footballer for numerous clubs in Argentina, but the couple split up in late 2018 before getting married.

How many children did pair have?

Maradona had long claimed to be the father of five children, including son Diego Sinagra who plays club football in Italy.

The Argentine hadn’t recognised Sinagra – who was born as the result of affair with a local Naples woman in 1986 – as his own until two years ago.

But he told Buenus Aires media after revealing that Diego was his son: “I love him a lot and he’s very like me.”

According to the BBC, he accepted the paternity of three further Cuban children in 2019.

The Argentine legend has two daughters with ex-wife Claudia, named Dalma and Giannina.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero was married to Giannina for four years, with the pair having a son called Benjamin.

They parted ways in 2012.

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