Sports Desk- Former Wimbledon tennis champion and seven-time Grand Slam winner Ilie Nastase, once again got married and surprised everyone. He married fifth at the age of 73. Nastase‘s fifth wife Ioana Simion is 30 years younger than him, i.e. she is 43 years old. Nastase has 4 daughters and a son from his previous 4 wives.
Nastase, tied the knot with Ioana Simion, during a “simple and beautiful” ceremony at the Mamaia resort in the seaside city of Constanta, Romania, The Sun reports.
The former tennis icon and his partner were joined by close friends and family at a restaurant after the wedding. Among the guests at the wedding were former Romanian footballer Ciprian Marica, 34, and his wife.
Nastase and Simion have been civilly married since April last year, but decided to wait for the church ceremony. The Romanian tennis legend began dating new bride Simion in September 2018 after he divorced his fourth wife Sfat.
Nastase, who won seven grand slam titles, was previously married to Dominique Grazia from 1972 to 1980, before marrying Alexandra King, Amalia Nastase and Sfat.
Nastase won the doubles title at Wimbledon in 1973 and the mixed doubles in both 1970 and 1972, as well as winning the singles trophy at the French Open (1973) and US Open (1972).
He was the first professional sports figure to sign an endorsement contract with Nike in 1972 but has courted plenty of controversy since his retirement.