YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Bavaria-Goalie Manuel Neuer (37) has his girlfriend Anika Bissel (23) married. The handball player changed her name from Bissel to Neuer on Instagram.
As BILD exclusively learned, the athletes said yes silently and secretly on Sunday afternoon in the registry office of the Tegernsee town hall (on Lake Tegernsee/Bavaria).
According to BILD, the couple had specifically requested a special permit for Sunday’s wedding and received it, of course, in secret.
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The ceremony on November 12 is said to have lasted no more than 20 minutes. The wedding was celebrated in the closest circle of friends and family: in the small wedding hall on the first floor of the town hall there is only space for 20 guests.
As reported by BILD, immediately after the vows, the newlyweds moved from the wedding hall to the adjacent balcony overlooking the picturesque Tegernsee. A photographer captured the romantic moment there for the family album.
Speaking of family: Her baby bump was bulging out under Anika’s white wedding dress. The Bayern star (in an elegant black suit) and the handball player are expecting her first child in the spring.
The couple had to do without one thing: they were not allowed to scatter rice, flowers and confetti “for the good of the environment.” But that couldn’t dampen the happiness of the two…
This is the second marriage of the captain of the German record champion.
Neuer separated from his ex-wife Nina (30) at the end of 2019, a quick divorce before Christmas 2020. The two met at Madame Tussauds in Berlin in 2014, and the civil wedding followed in May 2017 in Tyrol (Austria). ) and two months later the dream wedding in Monopoli (Italy). The marriage broke up after only three years.
And Neuer met his Anika (14 years younger)… At the end of September, BILD reported: that Neuer and Bissel were engaged.
Anika Neuer plays handball for Regensburg in the second division, studied fashion management from 2019 to 2021 in Nagold (Baden-Württemberg), is an economist in the textile sector and started working at “Kinga Mathe”, a traditional costume brand fashion show in Gmund am Tegernsee, in April 2022.
The Neuers live in a villa located above the Voralpensee.
Anika comes from a handball family: her brother Christopher Bissel (28) plays as a left winger for HC Erlangen. Her father Dr. Carsten Bissel (59 years old / lawyer) is the head of the HC supervisory board. Neuer watches games from the stands whenever possible.
The Bayern star had plenty of time for this due to his long-term injury. The goalkeeper was out since the end of 2022 due to a fractured tibia and fibula. After the ski accident, urgent surgery in the accident clinic in Murnau and metal removal from the fibula at the beginning of August, Neuer returned on October 28 with an 8-0 victory against Darmstadt…