Inside the wedding of Mark Philippoussis with his wife Silvana Lovin
The couple welcomed their son Nicholas in February 2014 and daughter Maia in August 2018.
In a conversation with Woman’s day in 2016, Silvana said, “Number one, I want to instill strong family values. I tend to believe that a solid foundation can help you cope with whatever life throws at you.”
” As long as he [Nicholas] feels love, he can open up and talk to me and Mark. “
Even in the moments before she gave birth to Maia, the 37-year-old was still an active mom with her firstborn.
The family of four lived in San Diego until March 2019 when they returned to Melbourne and settled down.
“We love to be back home, and there was always a plan to go back,” said Mark 7News at the time.
“Nicholas is ready for school now, so it was a good time to come back here and plant some roots.
The 44-year-old also spoke candidly about the adorable bond Nicholas and Maia share.
“He smothers her with kisses and hugs, sometimes I think a little too much,” Mark said.
“She already has a strong personality and they have a very special relationship.”
The Davis Cup winner threw himself on his family on tennis.com podcast in September 2018, saying her kids are her priority.
“My wife and kids, that’s my number one, my number one passion, my number one motivation, my number one motivation, that’s all,” he said.
“I want to see my children grow up next to their families, next to their cousins, aunts and uncles.”
In 2021, Mark and Silvana celebrated their seven-year marriage, with the former model taking to social media to pay tribute to her husband.
“Thank you for being the amazing beautiful person that you are, for motivating me to grow and improve every day in every way, the amazing loving mother to our two beautiful children Nicholas and Maia,” wrote Silavana on Instagram.
Before meeting Silvana, Mark dated Delta Goodrem, model Alexis Barbara and actress Jennifer Esposito, and even had a love affair with Tara Reid.
“I’m glad I did that and took it out of my system. It was my step. It was my way of living, learning and growing,” said Sydney Confidential in 2015 from his previous relationships.
Mark shocked the audience with his surprisingly good voice when he appeared on the 2020 season of The masked singer.
He praised Silvana for supporting her during her time on the celebrity singing show.
“Of course, my wife being the amazing support partner that she is was very proud of me. She was the only one who knew I was doing this show, ”he said.
“We sat and watched it as a family with my kids and they were glued to the TV. They loved it and just at the end of the show my son looked at me and had that big smile on his face .
“The nicest thing my wife said to me this morning was when he fell asleep: ‘I have the coolest daddy in the world!’
“I’ve never heard anything prettier. It brought tears to my eyes. For that reason alone, it was worth it.”
The tennis legend will appear on the next season of SAS Australia, alongside 17 other Australian celebrities.
In a teaser for the military-style training show, Mark revealed he struggled to find a goal after retiring from professional tennis.
The father of two said he will overcome the pain and challenges so he can be “stronger and more complete” for his family.
“I can’t remember the last time I dreamed of something I wanted to do or become. I stopped dreaming, ”he said in the promo video.
“I want to show my son as long as you keep on, as long as you keep believing, as long as you don’t give up, you can achieve whatever you dream of.”