You may not know it but many great footballers have had their children out of wedlock. If some are already married others are still lagging behind.
Here are some of those footballers who have had children without being married.
1. John Mikel Obi
The Super Eagles midfielder and Russian girlfriend Olga Diyachenko have been together since 2013. Although not married, they gave birth to twins in 2014.
3. Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas and her partner Daniella Semaan have three children, two daughters, Lia and Capri born in 2013 and 2015 respectively and a son, Leonardo born in 2017. In a relationship for seven years, Fabregas and Semaan sealed their relationship last week. Cesc Fabregas and Daniella Semaan have taken the plunge. The famous 30-year-old Spanish footballer and his 42-year-old Lebanese-born fiancée married on May 17, 2018, a few kilometers from London.
4. Sergio Ramos
The Real Madrid defender and his girlfriend journalist, Pilar Rubio have been together since 2012. They have three sons; Sergio, Marco and Alejandro.
5. Raheem Sterling
The 23-year-old has two children, a daughter, Melody Rose, born in 2012 when he was only 17 and Thiago.
6. Gerard Pique
In a relationship with one of the most famous singers, Shakira and Pique have two children, Milan and Sasha. The two met before the 2010 World Cup.