Congratulations are in store for one of soccer’s true power couples.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero revealed that they are set to become parents for the first time.
The pair were reportedly tight-lipped about their plans, but recently revealed the news to their closest family and friends earlier this week. Carbonero, a Spanish journalist, is believed to be 13 weeks pregnant.
The news comes after a tumultuous season for Casillas on the pitch, following his strained relationship with former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho after suffering a hand injury in January and subsequently falling down the pecking order at Madrid.
Despite his uncertain role at Real Madrid, and Spain’s crushing 3-0 Confederations Cup final loss to Brazil last month, the 32-year-old keeper expressed his excitement before departing to a secret vacation destination with Carbonero.
“We’re very happy,” the couple told El Mundo. “I’m going to have a baby from La Mancha,” the Spanish captain added referring to Carbonero’s city of origin.
The couple confirmed their relationship back in 2010, right before Spain’s World Cup run in South Africa. Of course, who can ever forget their iconic smooch after Spain’s World Cup final victory over the Netherlands in thrilling extra time: