Real Madrid legend Casillas seems to announce he is coming out as gay

Spain and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas appears to announce he is coming out as gay in a one-time tweet from his account weeks after divorcing from his wife

  • The former Madrid legend took to Twitter to make the announcement 
  • In a one-time tweet, the ex-goalkeeper asked for ‘respect’ in lights of the news 
  • The announcement comes a year after his split with wife Sara Carbonero 
  • Former team-mate and rival Puyol quickly responded in support of the Spaniard 

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has seemingly announced he’s coming out as a gay in a new tweet from his account.

The Spaniard, who made 725 appearances for Los Blancos, took to social media to make the announcement and asked for ‘respect’ from his followers.

The news comes shortly after he split from his wife Sara Carbonero after they claimed to have ‘taken separate paths’ back in March 2021 – following five years of marriage. 

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has seemingly announced he’s coming out as a gay

The ex-goalkeeper announced his split from wife Sara Carbonero last March 

Casillas enjoyed a spectacular playing career, winning a World Cup and two Euros with Spain

In a blunt statement, the World Cup winner tweeted: ‘I hope you respect me: I’m gay. #happysunday’.

Shortly after Casillas’ tweet, former rival and national team-mate Carles Puyol replied in support of the goalkeeper. 

The former Barcelona captain replied: ‘It’s time to tell our story, Iker’ with a heart and kiss emoji. Puyol has two children with girlfriend Vanesa Lorenzo. 

Just last month, Casillas rejected claims that he is dating Shakira – the ex-wife of his long-time Spain team-mate Gerard Pique. 

He had recently finalised his divorce from Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero, when rumours circulated that he was seeing the Colombian pop star after her recent separation from Barcelona defender Pique. 

The 41-year-old’s recent follow of Shakira on Instagram had fuelled speculation on the nature of the pair’s relationship, but Casillas took to social media to rubbish the rumours. 

Former Spanish star Iker Casillas (pictured with his ex-wife, left) has denied claims he is dating Gerard Pique’s ex Shakira (pictured together, right)

Casillas ended his marriage in 2021 after five years and two children with journalist Sara Carbonero. 

They famously shared enjoyed a romantic moment on live television when Carbonero interviewed the goalkeeper just moments after he had won the World Cup with Spain. However, ended things amicably after twelve years together. 

He has since been linked with a number of famous names including, Rocío Osorno, Alejandra Onieva, María José Camacho and Melyssa Pinto. 

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