PEP GUARDIOLA'S daughter Maria has again been spotted stepping out with Spurs star Dele Alli.
Spanish style icon Maria, 20, was lucky to survive the devastating suicide bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Here's more about the Man City manager's girl.
Who is Pep Guardiola's daughter Maria?
Student Maria, who lives in London, has won an army of online fans – boasting 100,00 followers on Instagram.
She is considered a Spanish style icon, with glamorous, happy snaps of her jetset lifestyle shared on social media.
Maria is the eldest of Pep’s three children with businesswoman Cristina Serra.
She is close to her brother Marius, 18, and sister Valentina, 13, and the family have repeatedly posed together publicly at Pep’s end-of-season trophy celebrations.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has proudly beamed in front of cameras with his arm around Maria.
Is Maria dating Dele Alli?
Dele and Maria were spotted leaving top restaurant Novikov in October 2021 – just months after pictures emerged of them kissing at a rooftop bar.
It was back in May when Dele was pictured snogging the daughter of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Fittingly for a player who has spent most of last season as a sub, he made his move on Maria as they sat together on a bench.
It appeared that he had put his bitter split from model Ruby Mae, 23, behind him.
He leaned in for a smooch after he and Maria chatted for hours at the capital’s trendy Cloud 9 bar.
It is understood that Dele first met Maria in April.
An onlooker told The Sun: “Dele and Maria didn’t seem to have a care in the world.
“They didn’t mind who saw them as they smooched in front of the DJ booth.
“It was packed with hundreds of revellers watching on. All the tables had been booked and were completely full.
“Strangers were wandering past and Dele and Maria didn’t blink an eye.
“They were in a group together and it was very cosy. They looked so cute and could have been honeymooners.”
Dele and Maria’s public smooch came last Sunday, May 9 — a day after Tottenham’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Leeds United.
A friend told The Sun: “Dele looked smitten and finally over being dumped by his long-term lover Ruby Mae.
“Dele and Maria are young, free and single. Who knows where it will go from here?
Maria has told pals about the rooftop encounter with Dele but says they are “just friends”.
The Sun told how Ruby ended her relationship with Dele after growing tired of his behaviour — including spending hours playing online game Fortnite.
She has shared repeated public posts with her followers alluding to her joy at finally being free from the footballer.
A spokesman for Dele declined to comment.
How many children does Pep Guardiola have?
Pep Guardiola has three children – son Marius and daughters Maria and Valentina – with his wife Cristina Guardiola.
The couple met in a shop and dated for 20 years before marrying in 2014 in Matadepera, after their children were born.
The Sun reported in 2019 that Cristina returned to Spain to take care of her fashion company, taking one of their children, while the other two remained in England with Pep.
Cristina had been commuting back to work from Manchester for the previous three years after the former Bayern Munich gaffer replaced Manuel Pellegrini in 2016.
"Like her husband, Cristina has a passion for fashion, poetry and photography," reports the Mirror.
"Cristina Serra Guardiola is known as a style icon back in her homeland – although she shies away from the limelight and rarely gives interview," it adds.
In 2018, Pep opened up for the first time about his wife and daughters being caught up in the horrific Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester, insisting that he was a Mancunian for life.
Salman Abedi killed 22 men, women and children when he blew himself up in a suicide bomb attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
The Man City boss' wife and two daughters were at the arena and he was left with several agonising minutes of being unable to make contact.
Fortunately, Guardiola's family were safe but he paid tribute to those who were not as lucky.
He told BBC 5 Live: “When the attack happened, I was at home with my son, and my wife and daughters were there – they were at the arena.
“She called me but the line broke immediately. She told me ‘something happened and we are running but I don't know what happened’ and the line broke.
“We tried to call her again and it didn't work – we went to the arena and after five or six minutes she rang again and said: ‘We are out, we're coming back home.’
“At the end we were lucky. Many people suffered, and we were lucky. Life is like this. We were in a better position than many unfortunate ones.”
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