Who is Gareth Bale?
Gareth Bale is a former Welsh professional football player. During the course of his career, Bale played as a winger for football clubs like Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid. Gareth Bale is widely regarded as one of the greatest Welsh football players of all time. He is also known for being friends with world-famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gareth Bale’s full name is Gareth Frank Bale. He was born on July 16, 1989, in Cardiff, Wales to his parents – Frank Bale (father) and Debbie Bale (mother). In 2022, Gareth Bale was honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). As of January 2023, Gareth Bale is 33 years old.
About Gareth Bale’s parents
Gareth Bale’s father, Frank Bale was a school caretaker while his mother, Debbie Bale was an operations manager. Gareth Bale is the nephew of former professional football player, Christopher Pike.
About Gareth Bale’s siblings
Gareth Bale has an older sister called Vicky Bale. However, not much information is currently available about her.
About Gareth Bale’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (January 2023), Gareth Bale is married to his wife, Emma Rhys-Jones. Bale and Emma Rhys-Jones have been together for over 20 years but only got married officially in 2019.
List of women Gareth Bale has dated
Gareth Bale has not been publicly associated with any woman other than his wife Emma Rhys-Jones.
About Gareth Bale’s marriage to Emma Rhys-Jones
Emma Rhys-Jones is popularly known for being the wife of football star, Gareth Bale. She was born on July 29, 1991, in Cardiff, the United Kingdom to her parents – Martin Rhys-Jones and Suzanne McMurray. As of January 2023, Emma Rhys-Jones is 31 years old.
Although Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale got married in 2019, their romance started long before then in the 2000s when they were both high school students at Whitchurch High School, Cardiff. Rhys-Jones grew up in Llanishen, a district some miles away from Bale’s family home. In July 2016, on Emma Rhys-Jones’ 25th birthday, Gareth Bale proposed to her.
While sharing the news of his engagement to Emma Rhys-Jones on social media, Gareth Bale wrote:
“She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won’t forget for a long time…”
The love birds tied the knot in June 2019 in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. As of the time of writing, Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale have four kids together.
About Gareth Bale’s kids
Gareth Bale has four children from his marriage to Emma Rhys-Jones.
- Alba Bale
- Nava Bale
- Axel Bale
- Xander Bale
a. Alba Bale
Alba Violet Bale was born on October 21, 2012, at the University Hospital of Wales to her parents – Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale. Alba Bale is currently 10 years old.
b. Nava Bale
Nava Valentina Bale was born on March 22, 2016, to Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale. She is currently 6 years old.
c. Axel Bale
Axel Bale was born on May 8, 2018, to Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale. He is currently 4 years old.
d. Xander Bale
Xander Bale was born on July 7, 2021, to Emma Rhys-Jones and Gareth Bale. He is currently a year old.