Alvaro Morata's wife initially 'ignored' his Instagram DMs, he proposed eight months later
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Alvaro Morata's wife has revealed she initially ignored the Atletico Madrid striker's DMs on Instagram.
Italian model Alice Campello was contacted by Morata during his first spell at Juventus back in 2016.
Despite his interest, she blanked the initial messages as she was unsure of who he was.
Back in 2020 Campello explained per The Sun: "He had seen a picture of me and asked many people if they knew me, to introduce us, but we had no friends in common.
"So he wrote to me (on Instagram). I answered him after a long time and, in the end, we met.
"When I met him, he struck me because I immediately knew he was very serious.
"For example, two weeks after our first date, he drove eight hours to meet my family, and returned to Turin very late, even though he had to train early the next day. This and a thousand other gestures."
The 27-year-old went on to admit Morata was intent on marrying her after just eight months of dating.
Morata and Campello tied the knot in June 2017 and they have three children, including twins.
She added: "His friends and family had never seen him like this and he kept telling me he wanted to marry me: in the end, he asked me eight months after we started dating. It's been almost five years and three children.
"I think it is like this when you really fall in love: you change priorities and you just want to build something with the person you love. For me it was the same."
Morata would leave Juventus for Real Madrid in 2016 before joining Chelsea in 2017.
The Spain international struggled in England and returned to his homeland in 2019, this time on loan with Atletico Madrid.
A year later he made the move permanent before going back to Juventus on a two-year loan.
A whirlwind career sees Morata lining up Metropolitano for the new campaign and he scored twice in Atletico's 3-0 win away to Getafe on Monday evening.
He's been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer as manager Erik ten Hag looks for reinforcements up front.
Featured Image Credit: Alice Campello Morata/Instagram
Topics: Alvaro Morata, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Real Madrid