Brazilian forward Hulk’s decision to break up with his ex-wife and start a relationship has resulted in a dramatic saga that includes betrayal, heartbreak and now pregnancy.
Atletico Mineiro winger and international player, Iran Angelo, has ended his 12-year-long relationship with Hulk in July 2019. He had three children with Angelo.
But less than a year later, shocking reports emerged linking the 33-year-old to a relationship with Iran’s niece Camila Angelo, who he then married two months later.
And Hulk announced earlier this week through an Instagram update that he is expecting a child with Camila, 32, despite her having reportedly once been Iran’s favourite niece.
Iran previously opened up about her heartbreak in September 2020 where she explained how close the two feuding relatives had been.
According to Portuguese source Record via Marca, she said: “”I wake up and go to sleep without understanding why everything happened to me.
“The pain is very great, sometimes I think it will tear my heart out. She was a daughter to me.”
She went on to explain: “I gave everything to this girl since she came into the world. I sacrificed my dreams so many times to make her dreams come true.”
“And here I’m not just talking about material goods, because these are easy to give when you have money, but love, affection, attention, respect… everything.
“She knew my weaknesses, insecurities, pain, fears and had my unconditional love.
“She managed my life, and for me everything what she said was good, it was correct, it was ethical.
“I was able to trust her in all things, and she was the best person for me. If I was wrong, thank you very much.
Camila, who had shared many pics with Iran on Instagram prior to the falling-out, even wrote a long message to her aunt in early 2020 which she shared to her followers.
She wrote: “I needed to tell you some things that unfortunately circumstances do not allow me to say personally.
“Although it is irrelevant to you now, I love you very much and care about you, so I am speaking here.
“I really want you to know things that maybe everyone will talk about differently, mere speculation, but I don’t really judge them because outsiders know absolutely nothing and most of the time just want the situation to be worse.
“Although it was difficult to accept all of this, I wouldn’t have done it without you.
“I never imagined it could happen, but we don’t rule our heart, no one is immune or exempt from it. Live the greatest of feelings.
“I’m sorry for everything. I wish we didn’t have to go through this. But life isn’t always what we expect.
“He showed me that there was no chance of a possible return, so we allowed ourselves to live.”
The former Porto player insists that he never had a relationship with Camila during his marriage to Iran.
He explained that he never had a relationship to Camila while he was married. I am a man. My marriage was unhappy.
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“I had countless reasons. I spent my entire marriage betraying Iran. She lived a single life. She just wanted to have the status of wife of the Hulk.
“Camila came to China. I don’t think I’m an ugly person and I’m young. Camila is beautiful and young. We got involved. We were single.”
Hulk was playing for Shanghai Port FC in the Chine Super League when the couple apparently got together, earning £320,000 a week during his five year spell there.
Despite all the controversy, he has since gone on to be recalled by the Brazil national team after a five-year absence for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.