Inside Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils’ Relationship: Did They Split?

Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are still together. The relationship of the tennis power couple has been stable since they met in 2019 and got married in 2021. They are now blessed with a daughter. 

Among the most accomplished tennis players in the world, Elina and Gael join the ranks of tennis players who have found love with each other. While Elina is a Ukrainian who was born on 12 September 1994, which means she is now 29 years old, Gael is French. He was born on 1 September 1986 and is now 37 years old. Although a better part of their individual stories revolves around tennis, they have a strong live story together.

Who is Gael Monfils’s Wife?

Gael Monfils’s wife is Elina Svitolina. For someone who has been living in the caves away from sports, she is a tennis star who once rose to the world ranking to No. 3. She was born Elina Mykhailivna Svitolina in Odesa, Ukraine, and was brought up in her home country by her parents, Olena Svitolina and Mikhaylo Svitolin, together with a brother, Yulian Svitolin.

Raised in an athletic family with a father who was a wrestler, a mother who was a competitive rower, and a brother who played tennis as a child, she also started playing tennis when she was only 5.

Having enjoyed a great youth career, she turned pro in 2010, and by 2013, she was already in the top 50 in the world. As of 2023, she had already won as many as 17 career titles and netted in more than $22.8 million in prize money.

The Couple Met and Began Dating in 2019

The love story of Monfils and Elina Svitolina, who are considered to be one of the most loved star couples on the professional tennis circuit, started in 2019. Before then, they knew each other courtesy of their careers as tennis players. The couple revealed that they knew each other just a little but had never really had any contact until the aforementioned year when they got the chance to meet on personal grounds and talk. This happened in Paris.

Monfils revealed that when he got to know that Elina was in Paris, he texted her that he was going out with some friends for a drink, and he wanted her to come along, which she accepted. On her part, she did not want to go because she was just coming from Singapore and was already tired and could hardly stay awake.

After the first date, the couple became very close, earning the title of tennis power couple. They always made posts about each other on their social media pages, keeping fans abreast of their love life.

Elina Svitolina Has Been Gael Monfils’ Wife Since 2021

Having dated for two years, the lovely couple walked down the aisle in 2021. Only a few months before they got married, they had a short breakup, after which the pair returned to each other and announced their engagement.

Monfils made a post on his Instagram announcing that “she said YES,” accompanied by a picture of her hand with an engagement ring. The French tennis star also added “Madame MONFILS” to the post. The delighted Svitolina also made a post where she wrote: “YES! to the beginning of our forever.”

Their wedding followed on July 17 in a small and intimate ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. Elina shared photos of the event with her over 1 million followers on Instagram, describing it as the best day of her life.

Did Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils split?

No, Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are still very much together, 2 years after walking down the aisle. From all indications, the couple is enjoying a great marital life thus far with their daughter.

Needless to say, their love story has not been the most problem-free as before they got married, they encountered some challenges that forced them to go their separate ways.

In 2021, two years after they started dating and went public with their relationship, the tennis golden couple announced that they were splitting. In a joint social media post, they announced that they were taking a break from the relationship. The Instagram post went further to indicate that the decision to call it quits was incredibly difficult for them because they were still in love.

The statement came to many as a huge surprise because of how close they were and also very supportive of each other. According to them, the separation was because they were best friends who realized they needed to take a little space from each other to help them live the most joyous and fulfilled lives. They made it clear that they were not going to comment further on the separation.

After the breakup, they deleted their joint Instagram account, G.E.M.S Life, which signaled the final demise of the relationship. Fortunately, this was not to be as in a not-too-distant time, they returned to each other and got married. Their joint Instagram account was since brought back to life and there has been no news of splitting again.

Does Elina Svitolina have a Baby with her Husband?

The union between Elina Svitolina and Gaël Monfils is blessed with a daughter whose name is Skaï. The tennis power couple first announced to fans that they were expecting their first child together, a baby girl, in May 2022. Gael took to his Twitter, now X, to break the news to followers that they were delighted to announce they were expecting a girl in October of the same year. The same message was shared by Elina on the platform.

On October 14, the baby finally arrived, making the couple parents for the first time. Elina took to her Instagram to announce the birth of her daughter with a post that read to give a warm welcome to Skai Monfils. She also appreciated her husband, whom she said she couldn’t thank enough for living through the unforgettable moment with her.

Monfils also took to social media to reveal that he had the most amazing night of his life, which wrapped up with the “most beautiful gift.” He also indicated that his daughter was born around 6 AM. The French tennis star praised his wife for being strong and brave before also appreciating her and God for the special moment.

Now 1 years old, Skai has been protected by her parents, who kept her away from the public until October 2023 when she was a year old. It was at that time that they shared a glimpse of her, leaving her face out. One of the pictures of the little one was captured on the court with the caption “first practice session.” The second photo shared showed Skai in a gym, and it was captioned: “first fitness session.”

Only six months after the arrival of their daughter, Elina was back on court, where she continued to do exceptional things.


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