Who is Philippe Coutinho?
Philippe Coutinho is a professional Brazilian football player. He plays as an attacking midfielder for the Spanish Football Club, FC Barcelona, (a.k.a Barça). Coutinho also plays for the Brazil national team.
He is currently playing on loan for the Premier League Club, Aston Villa. His ability to conjure curving long-range strikes, dribbling and passing has earned him the monicker “O’Magico”. Philippe Coutinho has played for other football clubs like Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Bayern Munich.
Philippe Coutinho’s full name is Philippe Coutinho Correia. He was born on June 12, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the third and youngest child of Dona Esmeralda Coutinho (mother) and Ze Carlos Correia (father). He is 30 years old as of 2022.
Philippe Coutinho was raised between an old shanty town and industrial warehouses in Rio’s Northern Rocha District. He grew up as a shy kid with his elder brothers – Cristiano Coutinho and Leandro Coutinho.
About Philippe Coutinho’s parents
Philippe Coutinho’s parents are Dona Esmeralda Coutinho (mother) and Ze Carlos Correia (father). His father is said to be an architect and an anti-Barcelona fan.
Information about Philippe Coutinho’s parents is scarce in the media, however, it is known that the footballer shares a cordial relationship with his parents who are very supportive of his career.
About Philippe Coutinho’s siblings
Philippe Coutinho has two older brothers named Cristiano Coutinho and Leandro Coutinho respectively. Coutinho was said to have been inspired by his older brothers into playing the game of football since he grew up watching them and their friends play the game.
Despite being the source of their brother’s love for football, Cristiano and Leandro chose a different career path and they ended up becoming lawyers. The Coutinho brothers lead a quiet life so not much is currently known about them.
Philippe Coutinho’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Philippe Coutinho is happily married to his Portuguese wife, Ainê Coutinho. The lovebirds have been married for 10 years (since 2012) and they have three children together.
List of Philippe Coutinho’s girlfriends
Interestingly, Philippe Coutinho’s only publicly known relationship is the one he has with his wife Ainê Coutinho. According to reports, Ainê was Coutinho’s long-term girlfriend before they walked down the aisle. Philippe and Ainê Coutinho have maintained a scandal-free marriage for a decade and counting.
About Philippe Coutinho’s marriage to Ainê Coutinho
Ainê Coutinho is a Portuguese social media star and influencer. She was born on March 31, 1993, in Rio de Janeiro. Ainê Coutinho was one of five children born to his parents – Jose Airton (father) and Ines Maria (mother). She is 29 years old as of December 2022.
Ainê Coutinho is originally Portuguese but she was born and bred in Brazil. Her siblings are named Arie, Becca, Carol and Antonio respectively. She studied Economics at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. Ainê Coutinho is reported to be a housewife who enjoys going everywhere with her beloved husband.
Philippe and Ainê Coutinho got married in 2012 (some reports say 2013). The lovebirds reportedly dated for five years before walking down the aisle. They met in 2007 at a mutual friend’s party. According to what Philippe Coutinho shared, it was his wife who first asked him out as he was a shy person.
Speaking about his relationship with his wife and how they met, Philippe Coutinho said:
“Ainê plays a huge part in everything I do. We didn’t study together, we didn’t really have mutual friends, except for one, who had a party and we both went to it. We met there and sat together for a long time just talking. She asked me to be her boyfriend. There wasn’t really a moment where we were like, ‘OK we are together now. We’re from the same neighbourhood and so we just started seeing more and more of each other, going places together and it grew deeper and stronger”.
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Ainê Coutinho moved in and started living with Philippe and his parents not quite long after they started dating. She has been with him since his days as a local player in Vasco da Gama when he just started his career. Reports had it that Ainê had to abandon her education to follow the player to Italy in 2010 when he joined Inter Milan.
The relationship faced a difficult time in the early period when Philippe was loaned to Espanyol and they had to live separately for a couple of months. Luckily, the lovers were able to withstand the strain caused by distance and eventually made their relationship official after they got back together in December 2012. It is reported that they tied the knot the same month or a couple of weeks later.
Philippe and Ainê Coutinho have remained inseparable ever since. Ainê Coutinho is always present at Philippe’s games and the football star is fond of blowing kisses in Ainê’s direction whenever he scores a goal.
In 2018, Coutinho revealed that he and Ainê got matching tattoos of Mickey and Minnie Mouse for their daughter, in addition to his other tattoos.
I have various tattoos. A phrase that in Spanish means ‘never stop dreaming’, various ones dedicated to my daughter, one with the name of my wife, as well as my parents’ names. I did it (the Mickey Mouse tattoo) with my wife for our daughter. She got Minnie and I got Mickey.
Philippe Coutinho’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Philippe Coutinho is the proud father of three children (two girls and a boy).
List of Philippe Coutinho’s children:
- Maria Coutinho
- Esmeralda Coutinho
- Jose Coutinho
a. Maria Coutinho
Maria Coutinho is the first child and daughter of Philippe Coutinho and his wife Ainê Coutinho. She was born in December 2015. She is 7 years old as of 2022.
b. Esmeralda Coutinho
Esmeralda Coutinho is the second child and daughter of the football star. She was born in December 2018, sharing the same birth month as her older sister, Maria. Esmeralda Coutinho is 4 years old as of December 2022.
c. Jose Coutinho
Jose Coutinho is Philippe and Ainê Coutinho’s first son and last child. He was born in December 2020. He is 2 years old as of the time of publishing this post. His father had announced that he was expecting him some months before his birth in July 2020.