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23rd Aug 2021

Champion motorcyclist reveals he has married his stepsister and she is pregnant

Kieran Galpin


MotoGP rider Miguel Oliveira has spoken about his marriage with his step-sister, and also announced they are expecting their first baby. Miguel and his wife/sister Andreia Pimenta met aged 13when their parents got married.

Miguel and Andreia kept their relationship a secret for 11 years before telling their family, Miguel’s father, Paulo and his wife, Andreia’s mother, Cristina.

Oliveira, the first Portuguese rider to win a World Championship at the 2015 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix, shared pictures from their wedding day in July on Instagram.

“This weekend we made the most important curve of our lives. We sealed our love through marriage and we want to share it with you.

“I feel happy and lucky to share my life with my wife who is my other half. Thank you all.”

Only weeks later, the couple announced that they were pregnant with their first baby. The photograph shared showed them holding the baby bump while standing on the race track. In another image, the couple shared the ultrasound of their bundle of joy.

“Our lives will carry out with a special company. A job that will last the rest of our journey. Anxious to meet you my love,” he wrote.

Miguel had previously spoken on their relationship, with the Sun reporting that Miguel said: “Before love, there was a great friendship. We grew up together.

“At some point, we realised that it was more than a friendship, it is a very strong love. We were going to get married this year but that weekend I had a race and we had to postpone it to next year.”

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