“You are my love until eternity, hand in hand until we are little old people,” wrote Camila Galante, the wife of Leandro Paredes on his Instagram account, spreading the images of family happiness: those of a solid couple in love since the beginning of adolescence, united around their two children, Victoria, 6 years old and Giovanni, 3 years old.
“They break the patterns of other couples in their community and of couples in general, because they are real rocks for each other. They cuddle, support each other, love each other, ”observes Myriam Benitez, the mother of the PSG midfielder, herself a pillar in the personal construction of her son.
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Their story begins as close as possible to the football fields. Since the age of 8, Paredes has been playing at Boca Juniors and befriended a playmate, Ramiro, who often welcomes him home after the games. He becomes one more member of this family where his friend’s sister Camila intrigues him. “From the first day he fell in love with her, confides Myriam Benitez. I have always been aware of my son’s feelings for her. “
This joking kid who dazzles on the ground, by his agility and inventiveness, hardly succeeds in making sparks with the pre-teen: for her, he is a “baby”. He was two years younger than the age when a few months apart created an abyss. From this period dates a snapshot posted by Camila on the networks: she poses, with a cheeky smile, her arm around Leandro’s neck, dressed in the Argentinian jersey.
In a second photo, they are both looking at the camera, a mirror detail of their childhood: Camila is holding a puppy. A few pictures apart, they are suddenly adults, two children with laughing faces in their arms, revealing the depth of time and life experiences already crossed for two, despite their young age, 27 and 25 years old.
“They finally got together when Leandro was about fifteen, traces the mother of the international albiceleste. He had already had the girl’s first name tattooed on his neck. With my consent, because I always knew that she would be his wife and the mother of her children ”. Not even 20 years old, Paredes is heading for Europe.
“They really like Paris”
The couple first settled in Verona, Italy, with their daughter, Victoria, who had just been born. “Since then, Camila has always accompanied Leandro. He holds the reins of his professional career and she supports him 100%. They got married two years ago, ”says Myriam Benitez. “Happy to have you by my side and proud of the family we form, I choose you today and forever,” claims Leandro Paredes on the networks, celebrating their “nine years of love” in 2019.
“They really like Paris,” says the player’s mother. Camila acts as a guide during the multiple visits of Argentine relatives. She takes the family to Disney, introduces them to the Eiffel Tower. The children attend a bilingual Franco-English school, making the younger Giovanni a great interpreter of nursery rhymes in French. At home, when the Parisian is not away from home, parents and children play cards, board games or hide-and-seek with their families.