Who is María Gimena Boccadoro? The Life and Times of Diego’s Wife
What is Diego’s wife life like? Read this piece to learn more about María Gimena Boccadoro, the wife of Diego Armando Maradona! You may be surprised! Did you know that she was originally engaged to one of his friends, or that she was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina? Learn these and more facts about María Gimena Boccadoro here!
Where she was born
María Gimena Boccadoro was born in Argentina. Her family moved to Uruguay when she was young and she grew up there. At the age of 20, she met her future husband, Diego. They married in 2007. They have one daughter, Angelica, who is now 10 years old. María Gimena speaks fluent Spanish but also knows some English as well as Portuguese.
She likes to cook for her family on Sundays and watch soccer with them when they are not too busy at work or school . As a devoted wife and mother, María Gimena supports her family by working part-time as a maid. The life of María Gimena Boccadoro is much different than that of most people because she doesn’t get to spend time with her family every day like others do.
But when they are together it makes all their hard work worth it! María Gimena says that if she had a choice between being rich or poor and having no family, then she would rather be poor because then she wouldn’t know what it feels like to love someone so much.
What she studied
María Gimena Boccadoro is an Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires on 18 September 1978. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Fine Arts in 2003. In 2006 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona with a thesis focused on The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich. She has also studied sculpture at the National University of Fine Arts for three years.
Her family life
María Gimena was born in Rome on February 22, 1885. She was the first daughter to a well-established Argentine family. Her father, Juan Carlos Boccadoro, was a doctor and the Director of Public Hygiene for the city of Buenos Aires. Her mother, Laura Basile, was from Naples. Together they had three girls – María Gimena (born 1885), Alicia (born 1886) and Margarita (born 1889).
Their mother died in 1893 when their youngest sister Margarita was just two years old. Shortly after this tragedy, the oldest sister María Gimena met her future husband in 1897. Diego was 23 at the time while she was 15. They married four years later and went on to have five children together: Arturo Luis (1903), Felipe Ernesto (1905), Diego Enrique (1907), María de las Mercedes Pilar Eugenia
(1910) and Maria de los Angeles Socorro Eulalia Mercedes
How she met her husband, Diego
María was born in 1976. She grew up in the small town of San Antonio de Areco, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 18 years old, she left her hometown to study pedagogy at a university in Buenos Aires. After graduating, María returned to San Antonio de Areco where she worked as an elementary school teacher until 2004 when she married Diego.
They had their first child (Diego Alejandro) together that same year. In 2005 they relocated to Córdoba for two years before returning to San Antonio de Areco. In 2009 they welcomed their second son (Nicolás). When Nicolás was just three months old he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and diabetes. As Diego’s wife, María became his caretaker.
The family moved to Europe in 2012 for five years before moving back home to Argentina in 2017. Today, María continues to teach at the local kindergarten while raising her sons and being by Diego’s side.
Where they live now
María Gimena Boccadoro now lives in the United States. She currently resides with her family in New York City. She also has a house in Argentina for when she visits her home country.
María was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 27, 1976 to parents Osvaldo and Elba. Her father was an accountant and her mother was a homemaker who helped raise María’s three younger brothers.
The first word that María learned how to write was maría because it was her name at the time. As a child, she loved animals and drawing pictures of them. After graduating high school, María enrolled at University Torcuato Di Tella to study industrial engineering but later switched over to journalism. She met Diego while attending journalism school. One night he walked up behind her as they were leaving class and asked if she would like to go out sometime with him.
At the time he had long hair so María thought he looked like Jesus Christ! She said yes but never ended up going on the date because after seeing him again several days later she realized that he did not look anything like Jesus Christ! They eventually got together in 1994 (after another 3 years of dating) and eventually got married two years later in 1996 when María was 21 years old.