Wanda Nara, the wife and agent of Paris Saint-Germain star Mauro Icardi, has shockingly told friends she has split from her husband after accusing him of cheating.
Icardi, 28, and Wanda, 34, have been married since 2014 after the footballer began an affair with the Argentine media personality when she was married to his former team-mate at Sampdoria, Maxi Lopez.
The couple also have two daughters together, alongside the three sons Wanda had with her previous marriage with Lopez, but the model and TV icon went on an explosive Instagram rampage on Saturday.
Wanda Nara (right) has told friends she has split from husband and PSG star Mauro Icardi (left)
The Argentine TV personality has also accused PSG striker Icardi (above) of cheating on her
Wanda posted on Saturday night: ‘Another family you have ruined for a s***’
She posted on her Instagram story on Saturday night: ‘Another family you have ruined for a s***’ before unfollowing Icardi on social media.
Popular Argentine journalist Ker Weinstein, who is understood to be close to the Icardi family, posted screenshots of Wanda telling her that the couple have separated on social media.
Weinstein posted on her Chismes de Ker (Ker’s Gossip) Instagram page: ”Bomb!’ Mauro and Wanda separated. A real shame. I hope they patch things up. There’s a woman who’s the third party in discordance. I’m in shock.’
The couple have been together since 2013 when they embarked on a soap opera-style affair
Icardi was plucked from Barcelona’s La Masia academy by Sampdoria, where he was a team-mate of Lopez’s and had gotten to know him and wife Wanda due to the fact they were the two Argentines playing for the Italian club.
Icardi and Wanda ended up having an affair, projecting the three of them onto the front pages of Italy’s gossip magazines and trashing any prospect of Lopez and Icardi ever playing in the same team again.
Inter Milan offered Icardi a route out, signing him in July 2013, just a few months before Wanda’s divorce with Lopez was settled. The following year, Inter faced Sampdoria in what became known as ‘The Wanda Derby’. Lopez refused to shake Icardi’s hand.
Wanda was married to Icardi’s former team-mate Maxi Lopez (middle, back) before an explosive affair with the striker
By that point, Icardi and Wanda had become engaged, had each other’s names tattooed onto their wrists and caused a stir on Twitter by talking to each other with the hashtag #Quindicina, supposedly a reference to the fact they once made love 15 times in 28 hours.
Icardi also lived with Wanda and her three sons with Lopez – Valentino, 12, Constantino, 10, and Benedicto, 9. The couple’s two daughters, Francesca and Isabella, are aged six and four respectively.
Lopez is also from Argentina, and according to Argentine journalist Bustos Milla, received the support of the public in his homeland at the expense of Icardi, who was even once labelled as a traitor by none other than Diego Maradona.
Wanda’s (right) is also Icardi’s (left) agent and they have two daughters together
Wanda’s role alongside Icardi meant that she was never far from centre stage before their split. In April 2017, she gave an interview to Gente describing herself as ‘the only wife who makes money for her husband. He’s gone from being worth €14m to €250m.’
She often stoked uncertainty over Icardi’s future at Inter, saying he nearly joined rivals Juventus the summer they signed Cristiano Ronaldo and hinting at moves to ‘London, Paris or Madrid’.
In 2018, Italian paper Corriere dello Sport published a now infamous front page titled ‘House of Icardi’, comparing Wanda to House of Cards character Claire Underwood due to her stern, perhaps ruthless, approach to negotiating.
Wanda, Icardi’s representative, has been compared to Claire Underwood in House of Cards
In January 2019, paper reports first emerged that Inter were fed up with dealing with Wanda and in February, amid tense contract talks, Icardi had the captaincy taken from him and was dropped from the Inter squad for the Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna.
Icardi has been at Paris Saint-Germain since September 2019 when he joined on an initial loan spell before making the deal permanent the following May.
The Argentine striker’s separation has raised questions as to whether the forward will remain at the French giants, but another of the forward’s representatives, Gabriele Giuffrida, revealed this week that a move away is not likely.
Giuffrida told Gazzetta dello Sport before the split was announced by Wanda: ‘Leaving Paris is not in Mauro and Wanda’s plans, it’s the last thing they want. I don’t see Mauro joining another club soon.’