A source of strength and pillar for the Lyon-born French International, Algerian born Hayet Abidal has been more than just a wife and a mother of his 3 children. She was instrumental to his conversion to the Muslim religion and his move to Barcelona from France. Abidal's first meeting with his wife occurred when she was a teenager. The two lovebirds then decided to get married in July 2003 ago. So far, the marriage has been blessed with 3 children: Méliana, Canélia & Leyna Abidal.
“All I can say is that I am happy to have a wonderful woman who has not only given me her heart and two great kids, but also a religion that preaches peace.”
— Eric Abidal talking about his wife and converting to Islam.
|Love and smiles.|
|A reason to live: a beautiful family.|
|During the struggle.|
|We still going strong.|
|This is what he wakes up every morning to.|
|With Dina Alves|
|With Wahiba Ribery|