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Who is Tina Polovina and what is her relationship with Josip Ilicic

The name Tina Polovina can not be easily forgotten by the fans of Italian Serie A side Atalanta as she has been said to be the reason why the club’s talisman Josip Ilicic has been absence from football.

Since late July 2020, Atalanta and Slovenian forward Josip Ilicic has disappeared from where football fans always want him to be which is on the football field. His absence from the world of football was a result of personal reasons, according to statements from Atalanta.

However, viral speculations stressed that the 32-year-old football star slid into depression when he caught his wife, Tina Polovina, cheating on him in their own matrimonial home in Slovenia.

Also Read: Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic wants to quit football after he found his wife Tina Polovina cheating.

Since the news went viral in the last week of July until the time of publishing this report, Josip Ilicic nor his representatives were yet to issue a statement to debunk the speculation. However, he recently disabled the comment section on his Instagram page earlier in August because of the attacks directed at his wife by his Instagram followers through the comment section.

He recently took to his Instagram story to share a selfie of himself and his wife which is perceived to be a way of announcing to the world that he and Tina Polovina are not having any crisis.

A picture Josip Ilicic shared recently on his Instagram story.
A picture Tina Polovina’s husband Josip Ilicic shared recently on his Instagram story.

Also, a critical check on his Instagram page proved that Josip Ilicic still keeps the pictures he snapped with Tina Polovina. This is rare among celebrities who have a crisis as serious as what the world has been made to believe.

Tina Polovina and her husband Josip Ilicic
Tina Polovina and her husband Josip Ilicic

But if the Atalanta star wants the world to think that all is well between him and his wife, why has he been away from football at the tail end of a season that is obviously the best in his career? Why has he not come out to set the records straight? Well, from all indications, Ilicic is not out with an injury; whatever has been keeping him away from football must be as personal as the viral scandal.

Who is Tina Polovina?

Tina Polovina
Tina Polovina

There are scanty information about Tina Polovina. Besides the fact that she is the wife of Josip llicic who reportedly cheated on her husband, there is nothing much about her.

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However, it was gathered that the Slovenian used to be a gymnast. There are also some reports that claim that she used to represent Slovenia as an athlete who specializes in 400 to 800 metre race.

When she could not go further with being a gymnast or an athlete, she retired from sports and picked up a job at the Slovenian ministry of education. That is where she has been working which could be the reason she didn’t move to Italy with her husband.

Since Tina Polovina met with 32-year-old Josip Ilicic in 2009 when they were both struggling to make it through sport, hence she should be either 29 or 30-year-old as at the time of publishing this report.

Tina Poloviana and Josip Ilicic’s relationship

The relationship between Tina Poloviana and Josip Ilicic started in 2009 and they remained together with little or no scandal. The point in the relationship where they became married was not known but it was gathered that they had their first child in 2013. They named her Sofia. Their second child Victoria was born in 2018.

Tina Poloviana and her two daughters, Sofia and Victoria
Tina Poloviana and her two daughters, Sofia and Victoria

Ilicic loves Tina so much that the Atalanta star always dedicates his goals to her in almost every match he scores. He always does that by using his hands to make a “little heart” sign. This means that Ilicic reminded Tina how much he loves her 21-time which represents the number goals he has scored in 34 appearances for Atalanta this season.

Josip Ilicic's goal celebration. He used to do it more frequently while still playing for Fiorentina.
Josip Ilicic’s goal celebration. He used to do it more frequently while still playing for Fiorentina.

The fact that the football star scores for Tina could be the reason why he felt unnecessary to continue playing football as reported when he allegedly caught her cheating on him. Whatever has happened between the two lovers has cost Atalanta the opportunity of having their best striker available for their biggest match of the season against Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday.

Credit: futballnews

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