Federica Pellegrini can now tell the details of her secret love. On swimming he put a cross on it: “Going back to the pool? I feel bad just at the thought of putting my swimsuit back on… “.
Federica Pellegrini greeted the new year diving into the sea of Sabaudia, guest together with his partner Matteo Giunta – and their two bulldogs, Rocky and Vanessa – in the villa of the president of CONI Giovanni Malagò. A dip in the icy water which symbolically is also the dip into the new life that awaits the champion after she has said goodbye to competitive swimming. The Divine is serene in this regard, moving away from the pools has removed from her soul that poison towards the adversaries that inevitably also touched the woman Federica.
“At the base among us women there is always a lot of envy. Which also exists among men, but they then manage to make a team: they see each other in the locker room and hug each other as if nothing had happened – Pellegrini confesses to the magazine F – We, on the other hand, are more transparent and sincere: what we feel always comes out. Surely I have something wrong in the way I am. I have never hidden that I have a tough character, and I recognize that the first few years I could have saved them. But it was my defense, I had to create an armor. At 16 you win a silver at the Olympics, so young, in a world you don’t know, they all pull you by the jacket to ask you something. Now he no longer needs this armor. In fact, it has been a few years since I lowered it, even if it always pulls up easily if needed. I’ve learned not to give a damn about voices, about what people think. I am much more confident as a woman. In the end it all starts from there“.
A few weeks ago, it made a lot of noise his monologue in Le Iene, today the 33-year-old from Veneto comes back to us: “I’ve just recapitulated a few episodes of my life, past and even recent, like when someone said I’m on a pedestal. Sometimes, we say things without thinking that there is a person on the other side, and that that person gets a stab every time he hears them. It often happens in male camaraderie, which I know well and which I appreciate, if it’s funny, but sometimes it leads to jokes that, to hear them as a woman, hurt. For example, when they published articles about me and titled them La Mangiauomini. I still have it printed on me. Given that it is not fair that if a man has many women he passes for cool while a woman is immediately judged, in my case it was also false because I only had long stories: with Matteo three and a half years, you are with Filo (Filippo Magnini, ed), three and a half also with Luca (Marin, ndr)”.
Pellegrini’s new security is linked to the very solid relationship with her boyfriend – and former coach – Matteo Giunta, with whom he will get married this year. The two lived their love affair underground for three years, until the revelation made by the swimmer herself on live TV just out of the Tokyo pool after her last Olympic competition. “At the beginning it weighed on me, I wanted to shout it out to the world, but we had to maintain certain balances: the coach and the boyfriend had to remain distinct roles, because he didn’t just train me. The first year we went out of the same house and arrived at the pool with two different cars. But then the kids who swam with us every day understood. The announcement was not scheduled, I went freewheeling. The 200 was an explosion of emotions, and when they asked me ‘What about Matteo?’ I let myself go. Then, still with the wet swimsuit on, I went to him and said: ‘Look, I screwed you up’ …“.
Now in Federica’s life there will be more Matteo and less swimming. Indeed on this last point comes an unsuspected revelation … “Going back to the pool? I feel bad just thinking about putting my costume back on. But that’s normal: all former swimmers come to an end with a conflicting relationship with the water. I actually swim in the sea, but if you ask me to throw myself out of a boat I don’t even think about it … We will get married in the Church with Matthew because, even if Matthew is not very much a believer, he knows how much I care. And I don’t think getting married in white is a problem in 2022. We haven’t decided anything yet, but we want a simple party. Motherhood? The idea of gaining weight strikes me, because by constitution I am not small, the kilos on me are immediately visible. And since I was quite chubby as a girl, the prospect scares me a little. But I’m sure it will be a beautiful experience for me“.
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