Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his long-term partner Helena Seger were spotted out and about in Milan, driving a gleaming white Ferrari. A throng of fans, journalists, and photographers surrounded the couple, eager to catch a glimpse of the luxury vehicle and its occupants.
Despite the attention, the two seemed unfazed as they navigated the narrow streets of the city.
The Power Couple of Two Decades
Ibrahimovic and Seger have been in a relationship since 2001 and share two sons, Maximilian and Vincent.
The Swedish striker's car collection is one of the most impressive in the sports world, featuring high-end vehicles such as the rare Ferrari Monza SP2, which he purchased for 1.640,000 euros in 2019, and the Porsche Spyder, which he bought for 820,000 euros in 2014.
Only 918 models of the latter were produced, and they sold out within a year.
A Meeting of the Minds
Seger, a 52-year-old model, has been by Ibrahimovic's side for two decades. She recently shared with Elle magazine the unique way in which they first met.
According to Seger, she was forced to confront the footballer when he parked his Ferrari in a manner that blocked her Mercedes from leaving a car park in Malmo. In her words, "He had parked his Ferrari badly in a car park in Malmo.
He had done so in a way that prevented my Mercedes from coming out. Quite gruffly, I told him to move it right away. And yes, he saw something that he liked."
A Match Made in Heaven?
Seger is no pushover and can hold her own against the outspoken striker.
She revealed, "It's not easy to live with him, but I admit it, it isn't with myself either. I think I like Zlatan because I stand up to him, I too have an important background and I have built my career with a lot of sacrifice." The model is determined to be known for more than just being the wife of a footballer or a beauty contest winner. "I don't want to be labelled simply as the wife of a player, or the winner of a beauty contest.
I think people don't know how much I have studied, worked and fought."
A Return to the Field
Ibrahimovic was instrumental in helping AC Milan win the Serie A title last season, but he has yet to feature this campaign due to a knee injury.
However, the 41-year-old striker is not one to be deterred, confidently declaring, "I am arrogant, zero fear. I’m well, I’m working every day to come back. You will surely see it. When I come back, I will be heard, you can count on it. I will do it with violence."