Elina Svitolina sent a touching message to her husband Gael Monfils on their second-year wedding anniversary. Svitolina, 28, and 36-year-old Monfils tied the knot on July 16th, 2021. On Sunday, Svitolina and Monfils celebrated the second anniversary of their marriage.
"If I know what love is, it is because of you. Happy anniversary mon amour," Svitolina captioned her Instagram post.
Svitolina, Monfils welcomed their first child last year
In October, Svitolina and Monfils became parents for the first time when their daughter Skai was born.
During this year's Wimbledon, Svitolina was competing while Monfils stayed home and took care of the parenthood duties. Even though Monfils and Skai weren't with Svitolina at Wimbledon, the family stayed in regular touch. "She's with Gael right now at home.
I was FaceTiming with her just right after the match actually. She was really distracted with her ice cream, so I was not the priority there (smiling). She is still at this age when she doesn't care if I win, if I lose. She's just happy by herself or sometimes when I come back home she's happy, too.
Yeah, I enjoy seeing her happy with Gael. Our moms are helping us a lot, as well. It's great that we have a big family and lots of help," Svitolina said after beating Iga Swiatek. After Svitolina stunned Swiatek to reach the Wimbledon semifinal, she was asked if Monfils would come to watch her semifinal.
"I wouldn't want to change so much the things. I'm not really superstitious, but I don't want to jinx few things (smiling). He's happy at home. He's watching from home with Skai and with my parents, as well. He has his routines as well before my match.
He's also right now recovering and getting ready for the US swing. It's okay. I let him stay at home for now," Svitolina said. On Thursday, Svitolina suffered a Wimbledon semifinal defeat to Marketa Vondrousova and returned home.