Brazilian football legend and three-time World Cup winner Pele has admitted that although he has been married three times, he has had more adventures than he could count, and is unaware of how many children he has given birth to, although he often did not know about their existence.
According to the British tabloid “The Sun”, Pele says in the new documentary: “In all honesty, I had several affairs, some of which led to children, but I learned about them only later.”
Among all the famous children, Pele gave birth to seven children, including a daughter, Sandra Machado, whom Pele did not recognize as her child, despite court rulings in 1996 that she was his daughter. Pele gave birth to five children from the first two marriages – wife Rosemary dos Reis Cholby and Assyria Lemos Seychas – and the children were Kelly (50), Edinho (50), Jennifer (42) and twins Joshua and Celeste (24).
Pele further claims in the documentary that all his wives and girlfriends were aware of his infidelity. He said: “My first wife, my first friend, knew about it. I never lied.