Go Stan! Everyone’s favorite “second Swiss,” Stanislas Wawrinka was married last week to his longtime girlfriend, the 34-year-old television presenter Ilham Vuilloud. The ceremony was held at the Lausanne Palace Hotel in Switzerland. If you can’t tell from the photos, Vuilloud is about seven months pregnant.
Does anyone else think that she looks a little like Jelena Jankovic in the above photo?
She looks great – he needs a shave and a button replaced. Make an effort, Stan!
Photos by Stéphane Haymoz
The ceremony was small – just about 20 guests – with a big party planned for later. Here’s the scoop from swissinfo.ch:
The private civil ceremony took place on December 12, Vuilloud – herself a television presenter – told a local television programme on Monday.
“We shall celebrate our union in a church ceremony with lots of guests when our child (due in February) is able to carry our rings,” she said.
Wawrinka is 24 years old, and his new wife is 11 years older. He currently stands 21st in the ATP world tennis rankings.
Switzerland’s number one tennis star, Roger Federer, married his partner Mirka in April. She gave birth to twin girls in July.
Blick.ch wants to fan the flames a little bit: “Roger Federer was probably not there, because Stan wasn’t invited to his marriage to Mirka, either. ‘I learned about it only from the newspaper,’ said a slightly disappointed Wawrinka at the time.”
Whatever, Stan and Roger shared their own special ceremony at the Beijing Olympics last year.
I’d take a gold medal over a wedding invite, any day.