Fernando Alonso is very secretive about his private life. I mean VERY! That means that for a long time he hadn’t told the World that he and his girlfriend, Raquel del Rosario got married. In fact, when he was asked about these rumours in a press conference in 2007, he simply didn’t answer. I think that’s already a bit too much of being protective of your privacy. Telling that you are married is not like telling the World what you like to do in the bed!
But maybe that’s because Raquel is also a celebrity in Spain: the singer of a pop group called El Sueno de Morfeo (Morpheus’ Dream). And because they are both celebrities in their home country they have often been chased by paparazzi and there have been a lot of speculations on their relationship in the Spanish tabloids. However it was a downward spiral, because the more secretive Fernando and Raquel have been, the less they have told, the more speculations there were. So maybe it would have been simplier to tell it right after they got married.
The two met after the 2005 season at a show organized by a Spanish radio to celebrate Fernando’s first Formula One title. Raquel was on Fernando’s wish list when they asked him who he wants to have on his show. Whether it was just because Fernando was the fan of her music, or he already had a crush on her is unclear, but anyway, after the show they started to date.
From then on everything went quickly. After just one year of dating, at the end of 2006 they got married. The rumours were immediately out, however they denied them for a very long time. In fact, Fernando only admitted it in public, indirectly, in the summer of 2008 by calling Raquel his wife at an official press conference! In that interview Fernando got uncharateristically open about his private life and started to joke about it a little: being asked about where he would go on holiday for the summer break, he answered: “I will do whatever my wife wants. If it’s time to join the club, I will join. If she says no, then I won’t join.”
Other than these small references they still don’t talk much about each other or their relationship in public, however Raquel often attends the races of Fernando. Even then often they walk with a couple of meters between them, rarely even holding hands or showing any sign of affection. But on paparazzi pics you can see they CAN be tender and affectionate to each other and yes, they can touch each other or hold each other’s hands, so no worries, they are probably just very shy or discreet to do it in public. 😉 They may be Spanish but their love is not the typical latino passion – at least when they are in public.
As for kids, last year Fernando was asked about it (just generally, what he would think about having kids) and he said it would be too early for him. Probably also for Raquel, as they are both building their careers at the moment: Fernando as an F1 driver, Raquel as a singer.