Melanie Windler, the wife of Borussia Dortmund defender, Manuel Akanji, turned 26-year-old on Friday, May 14, and her husband didn’t hesitate to celebrate her.
The 25-year-old Nigerian-born Swiss footballer took to Instagram to share a picture of himself posing beside the beautiful damsel. The picture was taken on their wedding day in 2019.
In the caption, Manuel Akanji described Melanie Windler as his love and the “most amazing wife and mother one could wish for”. He didn’t forget to drop a “red heart” emoji to stamp his love for the Swiss lady.
Melanie Windler was born on May 14, 1995, probably in Switzerland, the home country of her husband. It was gathered that she studied partly in the United States of America.
Not much is known about the private life of the stunning Swiss lady as she gained fame when she started associating with Manuel Akanji who dumped his father’s country, Nigeria, to play for his mother’s country, Switzerland.
Melanie Windler and Manuel Akanji have been in a relationship since September 2015 and the relationship crashed when she was studying to get her university degree.
Still, the Switzerland international was able to ensure that he got Windler back. About a year after that, he proposed marriage to her in 2018 and she didn’t decline.
After a year of courtship, Manuel and Windler decided to tie the knot in a luxurious wedding ceremony that took place in Mallorca, Spain in June 2019.
Since then, they have been living happily in Germany where the Swiss international has been playing for Borussia Dortmund since 2018 after leaving FC Basal for the German club for a transfer fee worth €21.50.
The marriage between Manuel and Melanie Windler is blessed with a son who they named Aayden Malik Adebayo Akanji. The boy was born on May 11, 2020.
Six days before publishing this article, Manuel took to Instagram to celebrate that the boy is now a year old which means that Manuel’s son and wife share the same birth month.