Who is Georgette Eto'o?
Georgette Eto'o is a former hairstylist and the wife of Cameroonian professional footballer Samuel Eto'o, who currently plays as a striker for 'Qatar SC.' The two have had a roller coaster courtship period. They met at a phase of their life when they were struggling to build their careers in their respective fields. Samuel failed to get through any football club in Nantes, where Georgette worked back then. Hence, he moved back to his hometown. Thus, their long-distance relationship started. However, the distance brought them closer, as the two kept the passion alive between them. Later, Samuel and Georgette began living together and had two children. Years later, they finally got married and had two more children. In 2014, their relationship made headlines for Samuel's infidelity. The same year, he announced his international retirement.
Relationship & Marriage with Samuel
Georgette and Samuel had known each other for decades. When she met him for the first time, she owned a small hair salon in Nantes. Samuel, too, was an amateur footballer, struggling to enter the mainstream football scene and get selected by a club.
Their relationship was not a cakewalk. Both of them struggled hard to maintain the relationship. When Samuel failed to get into any club in Nantes, he had to return to his hometown in Douala in Cameroon. As a result, Georgette and Samuel had to maintain a long-distance relationship. Nevertheless, they kept the relationship alive. While Samuel was busy making his career back in his hometown, Georgette persistently supported him by assuring that she would always be by his side.
When Samuel joined 'Real Madrid' for its 1997 season, he moved back to Europe, which marked the beginning of their live-in relationship. The two lived in Spain. Eventually, Samuel and Georgette decided to start a family. They became parents of Siena and Lynn, who now live with their mother in Paris.
Ever since Georgette came into Samuel's life, she has been a source of unwavering support to him. She had always displayed her faith and confidence in Samuel's talent, even when everyone else had not. The football star proposed marriage to her with a beautiful engagement ring worth 330 million FCFA (€500,000). A few months later, on July 6, 2007, Samuel and Georgette got married in Italy. They eventually became parents of two more children, Etienne and Maelle.
In an interview, Samuel acknowledged Georgette's consistent love and support by saying that he was married to "the most patient woman in the world.”
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Even though Samuel and Georgette have been an example of a perfect couple, their relationship was tainted by infidelity. In 2014, Samuel's affair with model Nathalie Koah came under the spotlight and created a massive scandal. Everyone was waiting for Georgette's reaction and wanted to see how she would handle the situation.
Georgette displayed wisdom and maturity. She took up the matter with elegance and avoided any kind of media ruckus. Instead of walking out of her marriage, Georgette forgave Samuel. Moreover, she even wrote a letter of advice to Nathalie Koah.