The death of Diego Maradona on November 25 was experienced as an earthquake in the world of sport. National idol in Argentina, el Pibe de Oro was known for his talent on the pitch but also for his tumultuous private life. Diego Maradona has had many drug problems and has been unfaithful to his companions on several occasions. He eventually recognized eight children, born to six different mothers. The last to officially become the children of Diego Maradona are three young Cubans, recognized in 2019. They are apparently born to two different mothers, who have remained anonymous. This is not the case with the four other women who had a child with Diego Maradona, whose identities are known.
The first is Claudia Villafañe, the youthful sweetheart of Diego Maradona whom he married in 1989 before divorcing in 2003. The couple had two daughters, Dalma born in 1987 and Gianinna who was born two years later. Claudia Villafañe is an Argentinian TV personality, has appeared in several shows and is now participating in the Celebrity Special Edition of Masterchef Argentina. She is very active on Instagram where she has 860,000 subscribers. During these fourteen years of marriage with Claudia Villafañe, Diego Maradona dated several other women, starting with an Italian named Cristiana Sinagra. Now 55, she met the player when he was playing for Napoli and had a child with him in 1986, Diego Sinagra. Diego Maradona will officially recognize the child almost 30 years after the birth of it, in 2016.
A seven-year relationship with Veronica Ojeda
In 1995, he met an 18-year-old Argentinian girl named Valeria Sabalain in a nightclub. From this short relationship was born the following year a daughter, Jana Maradona. In 1999 Diego Maradona will be forced by justice to pay alimony to his daughter and his ex-partner. The latter now live in Ibiza where Valeria Sabalain works in the tourism sector. Very popular on Instagram with more than 300,000 subscribers, Jana Maradona traveled back and forth with Argentina to see her father with whom she got along very well. Diego Maradona’s youngest child is called Diego Fernando Maradona and is seven years old. It is the fruit of the relationship between the Argentine legend and a young teacher named Veronica Ojeda. They were a couple for seven years between 2005 and 2012 and were on good terms after the separation.
Claudia Villafañe © Instagram