Tennis legend Ilie Nastase marries wife N0 5, thirty years his junior (Photos)


Former Wimbledon champion Ilie Nastase has married his fifth wife — who is 30 years younger than him.

Nastase, 73, tied the knot with Ioana Simion, 43, during a “simple and beautiful” ceremony at the Mamaia resort in the seaside city of Constanta, Romania.

The former tennis star and his partner were joined by close friends and family at a restaurant after the wedding.

Among the guests at the wedding were former Romanian footballer Ciprian Marica, 34, and his wife.

Nastase and Simion have been civilly married since April last year but decided to wait for the church ceremony.

He told local media: “We did not do anything special. We left the church and ate at a restaurant.

“It was simple and beautiful. That’s what we wanted to do, few people, without advertising.

“That’s what my wife wanted.”

he pair began their relationship in September 2018 after Nastase divorced his fourth wife Brigitte Sfat.

Nastase, who won seven grand slam titles, was previously married to Dominique Grazia from 1972 to 1980, before marrying Alexandra King, Amalia Nastase, and Sfat.

He has four daughters and a son from his previous marriages.