Diego Maradona has been quite successful so far in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Like the saying goes, "Behind every great man, there is a great woman." Maradona is no exception. His girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda, has supported him for several years.
B/R takes time now to get to know the woman behind Argentina's popular head coach and what the relationship is between the two.
Veronica Ojeda is much younger than her boyfriend, but nobody actually knows what the difference between the two is. Some speculate that she may be in her late 20's or early 30's. Maradona definitely has a nice eye for younger women.
At most, she could have possibly been nine or ten years old when the "Hand of God" goal occurred in 1986. She possibly first laid eyes on Maradona when he was on television for that game?
Just like nobody knows when she was born, nobody knows how they first got started on their relationship. Many point to a family wedding of Maradona's that could have got the two together. Since then, the two have been love birds.
Tabloids released photos of Veronica Ojeda and a baby bump early this year. There was an announcement that the Maradona family was going to get bigger at the start of 2010. It was going to be a baby girl and she was going to be born during the FIFA World Cup.
The story takes a sad turn as Veronica had a miscarriage not too long after tabloids released photos. This was Diego Maradona's second chance for a baby and it failed again.
Paparazzi follows Maradona and his family anywhere he goes in Argentina. Veronica Ojeda is not an exception. The media asked about her relationship's strength and he believes it is strong. She is optimistic about Argentina's team and Maradona's potential at the helm.
Diego Maradona has been good friends with people like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. On a trip to Venezuela, Hugo Chavez was able to get to know the couple a bit better. He said that were very romantic in his eyes and wouldn't be surprised if there is a wedding in their future.
This woman is strong. Dealing with a man like Diego Maradona doesn't seem easy. He is a man with a troubled era of years after his playing career. He messed with drugs, messed with bad company, had weight issues. Ojeda has been at his side and helped him fight his demons. His life looks to be headed on the right path now.
If a wedding is in their future, it only seems appropriate that they are at each other's side.
Look at the smile! You don't see a man in an unhappy relationship with a smile like that! Diego is happy!