Novak Djokovic is one of the most impressive players in the world of men’s tennis. The 34-year-old Serbian native has set the tennis world on fire for over two decades. He’s won Wimbledon, The US Open, The French Open, and other top tournaments multiple times. Recently, Djokovic reached a big milestone by winning the French Open for the second time.
Aside from fans cheering him on, Djokovic had the support of his wife Jelena as he competes in the big event. When Jelena isn’t cheering on her husband, she’s busy raising their kids Stefan and Tara. Jelena also heads up the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for children in Serbia.
Novak and Jelena’s love story is something out of a romance novel. The pair began dating in 2005 while they were in high-school, and have been together ever since. After several years of dating, Novak proposed to Jelena in September 2013. Like most marriage proposals, Novak went all out when popping the question to his lady love.
The couple embarked on a romantic hot air balloon ride. Unbeknownst to Jelena, Novak had arranged for another hot air balloon to travel with them. As the other balloon came near, a banner was released asking “will you marry me?”
At first Jelena believed this was part of some commercial Novak was filming. But when she found him on bended knee, she realized this was the real deal. The couple married in July 2014, and Novak described his wife as “an angel” as she walked down the aisle in her wedding dress.
Cuteness Doing The Smallest Things
Celebrity couples are often considered couples’ goals by fans. Whether they’re speaking fondly of each other or doing sweet gestures, simple things like this gets the hearts of fans racing. Novak and Jelena have become one celebrity pair who fans think are the ultimate couples’ goals.
One moment that had fans’ attentions is the couple’s yoga challenge. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Novak, Jelena, and their kids were in quarantine. But the couple found ways to entertain themselves.
In a YouTube video, the couple showed off their amazing strength and balance as they performed a yoga move. Novak was laying on the mat with his legs bent in the air, Jelena then carefully balanced herself on her husband’s legs. The video was filled with cuteness and fans chimed in with comments such as “so adorable couple (thumbs up emoji)” and “we love novak and jelena.”
Jelena And Novak Show Off Their Tennis Skills
Although Novak is the famous tennis player in the family, Jelena is no slouch in the game. In April 2020, fellow tennis player Andy Murray issued what he called the 100 Volley Challenge. To participate in the challenge, a player and their partner must hit 100 volleys back and forth.
Novak and Jelena decided to partake in the challenge, and showcased their skill in a YouTube video. The couple was all smiles as they hit the ball back and forth in their backyard. The pair completed the game and thanked Murray for the challenge. Fans were quite impressed with Novak and Jelena’s skills. “What a beautiful couple and the way they are returning the ball seems a perfect match,” one commenter wrote.
High School Sweethearts
Like many couples, Novak and Jelena’s story started back in high school. The pair began dating in 2005, and they’re were just as big of tennis enthusiasts as they are now. While Novak would go on to become one of the world’s hottest tennis players, Jelena gave up the sport to study marketing.
When Novak isn’t busy on the tennis court, he loves spending time with Jelena and their kids. Their first child, a son named Stefan was born in October 2014, three months after their wedding. Less than three years later, the couple welcomed daughter Tara into their family.
Husband’s Biggest Supporter
There’s nobody who’s a bigger Novak supporter than his wife. Jelena is often seen sitting in the stands at tournaments cheering on her famous husband. With Novak winning his second French Open, Jelena was thrilled for her husband.
After scoring his victory, Jelena posted a photo from her husband’s win. The couple shared a smooch in front the trophy. Jelena wrote, “What a blissful moment!!! Cherishing every second (black heart emojis) how much he gave himself to achieve his dream…@rolandgarros is a special place indeed. X2 ( heart and clapping emojis).”
This is indeed an exciting time for the Djokovic household. Novak and Jelena’s post victory kiss is another reason why this couple is beloved by tennis fans.