Pepe is often known as “The Bᴜtcher” because of his fιghting style, very bloody and sometimes a bit violent.
However, he is married to a wife who is the opposite of her husband in everything. It is said that the erratic and short-tempered personality of the former Real superstar is balanced by the calm and gentle demeanor of his wife Anna Sofia Moreira. Ana is also the only woman to hold Pepe’s heart since 2007.
For many famous players, it is normal to go back and forth with supermodels, actors or change lovers like changing clothes. But for Pepe, it seems that his love is a constant thing.
The couple met in 2007.
Pepe and Ana met in 2007. At that time, this player was playing for FC Porto. Ana is a university student majoring in medicine.
The 24-year-old player just met, “falling in love” with the beautiful, simple student. In those years, Pepe was not famous for his extremely solid playing style on the pitch, but he did not look “gentle”. After a period of pursuit, he also made Ana’s student flutter and agreed to fall in love.
At the end of 2007, Pepe was bought by Real Madrid. The couple begins their long distance love journey. Not being near his girlfriend, but this player is still very loyal, there are no rᴜmors about love affairs surrounding him
Girlfriend moved to Madrid with Pepe in 2010.
Pepe waited for Ana for 3 years until she graduated and moved to Madrid to live with her boyfriend in 2010.
Here, she continues the life of a medical staff. Along with that, she often appeared in the stands, watching her boyfriend compete.
In 2012, Ana gave birth to her first daughter. After giving birth, she decided to quit her job and become a full-time housewife to take care of her children and home to the fullest.
Ana herself is a pretty special WAGs. She doesn’t like to brag about her life or family on social media. Even on the street, her skills to avoid the paparazzi are quite good to appear in the press as little as possible. Her personal page also only occasionally posts a picture mainly of her husband and children and family.
In 2014, Ana gave birth to a second daughter for her husband. They also got married while she was pregnant.
And in September 2022, she gave birth to a third boy so that the family had ‘enough boys, enough girls’
The strange harmony of the different couple
The press is very curious about how a gentle, quiet and seemingly closed person like Ana can keep the “butcher” in the house. Pepe is not only fierce on the pitch, but even in appearance, he also exudes an impatient, hot temper.
Perhaps, the “key” to the measure of harmony between these two seemingly different people is support. Ana has a career of her own but is willing to put it aside to take care of her family, traveling with her husband around the world during competitions or changing clubs.
She is extremely supportive of her husband’s career and often shares pictures of Pepe on the football field. And not once did Ana express pride in the work her man pursues.
“I hope you will also be proud of the work you do, yourself and the difference you make,” Ana once wrote when posting a picture of her husband in a Portugal shirt.
“Top, top, never give up because one day you will conquer”, she continued to post to cheer for her husband.
The wholehearted support, freely expressing feelings and always being a solid rear have made the couple happy together for the past 15 years.
Many footballers are passionate about nightclubs, partying after a match or training, but Pepe is not.
Since having Ana, he has always shown himself as a responsible husband and family man. In his spare time, Pepe spends all his time with his wife and children.
The whole family celebrates Portugal’s Euro Championship trophy in 2016.
In this 2022 World Cup, 39-year-old Pepe is still trusted by the coach and called to the national team to attend. Regardless of expectations, he always performed excellently every time he played on the field.