Spanish footballer Jennifer “Jenni” Hermoso comes from a soccer background. Who are her parents and what is known about her family?
Jennifer “Jenni” Hermoso is a talented soccer player who has dedicated her life to the sport.
The Spanish football icon plays for Liga MX Femenil club CF Pachuca and for the Spain women’s national team.
She previously played for Rayo Vallecano (from 2010 to 2013), Tyresö FF (in 2013), FC Barcelona (from 2013 to 2017), Paris Saint-Germain (2017 to 2018), and Atlético Madrid (2018 to 2019)
Jennifer currently holds the title of being the record-breaking top scorer for both Barcelona and Spain.
Her exceptional prowess was a cornerstone of her nation’s triumph at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she not only secured the championship but also earned the prestigious Silver Ball award in recognition of her outstanding performance.
However, what was supposed to be a memorable moment for her ended up being filled with controversy. During the celebration of her victory, a serious controversy with Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish football federation.
On August 2023, Luis came under fire after kissing Spanish football player Jenni Hermoso on the lips after they won the Women’s World Cup.
He has since apologised with his position currently suspended although he asserted “the kiss was consented.”
In a statement on Friday, Hermoso said: “I felt vulnerable and a victim of an assault, an impulsive, macho act, out of place and with no type of consent on my part.”
Following this controversy, many football lovers are curious to know more about Jenni Hermoso’s family life. Like, who her father and mother are and whether she has any siblings. Read on for more.
Who are Jennifer Hermoso’s parents?
Soccer player Jennifer “Jenni” Hermoso Fuentes was born on May 9, 1990, in Madrid, Spain.
Her parents are Rafael Hermoso (father) and Soledad Hermoso (mother).
Further details about her parents, including their occupations, ages, educational background and even their love story aren’t made known to the media, however, they have been of immense support for her career choice.
Jennifer does not shy from sharing her family on her social media pages. She posts pictures of her parents on her Instagram every now and then to express how grateful she is toward them and their unwavering support.
Hermoso grew up playing futsal and seven-a-side football, sharing teams with boys throughout most of her youth. In fact, she owes her soccer success to her grandfather.
Hermoso has a football background and isn’t the first in her family to become a baller. Her lineage is intricately linked to soccer greatness, as she is the granddaughter of Antonio Hernández, a distinguished former goalkeeper of Atlético Madrid.
During childhood, she shared cherished moments with her grandfather while watching Atlético’s matches at the iconic Vicente Calderón Stadium.
Encouraged by this familial connection, Hermoso embarked on her soccer journey, joining Atlético Madrid at the age of twelve. This pivotal step was inspired by her grandfather’s support and guidance.
Does Jenni Hermoso have any siblings?
Spanish Women World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso is not an only child to her parents.
She has two other siblings; a brother named Marr Rafa Hermoso and a sister named Silver Hermoso.
Before Luis Rubiales’s drama, Jenni sparked controversies with her brother after she shared images on her Instagram locking lips with him.
Her sister is mostly the less talked about among the Hermoso siblings but she once opened about the family.
“I remember when my father, Rafael and I stayed in the car waiting for her because it was so cold. He has gone out of his way to her, rain, snow or heat. She has spent thousands of hours on the road. My Sister Jenni’s success is yours too,” said Silvia Hermoso (Jennifer’s sister) in an interview.
“On the other hand, my mother, Soledad, has accompanied her everywhere. The family has always been supporting her. We knew and we know, that soccer is her life,” her sister said.
Jennifer Hermoso and her brother first sparked controversies following a picture of them lip-kissing.
Marr Rafa Hermoso, Jennifer Hermoso’s rumored husband, is actually her elder brother. He has a daughter with his wife, Liere Hermoso.
The center forward’s elder brother Marr was born on the 4th of July in 1982 and works as a crew cabin at Ferrovial in Madrid, Spain.
Rafa attended his high school in Emilio Castelar School in Madrid, named after the former president of the Congress of Deputies of Spain.
Later, he completed his college degree at Complutense University of Madrid and worked at NEWCO AIRPORT SERVICES in 2006.
Moreover, he also worked for Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits in 2008, an international operator of Orient Express.
On top of that, he is fond of soccer, music, and pet dogs. The elder Hermoso also spends quite a little time in gyms and manages time to follow his sister’s soccer matches.
Rafa is very private about his personal life and maintains a low-key profile.
However, Jennifer shares snippets of her personal life on Instagram, where she never misses wishing her big brother a “Happy Birthday.”
In many of their pictures, she is often seen sharing warm and friendly embraces with Rafa, sparking discussions among netizens.
In most of their pictures, she goes lips-to-lips with Rafa, which has made netizens awkward.