Erika Choperena (born March 5, 1991) is a Child Psychologist from Spain famous for being the wife of French professional football player Antonine Griezmann. Although Erika has shied away from the limelight that comes with her status as a celebrity wife, she has continued to generate attention from fans and media.
Erika and Antonine Griezmann got married in 2017. Since then, they have welcomed three beautiful children (two daughters and one son) who interestingly all share the same birth date. Here is all you need to know about Erika Choperena.
Profile Summary of Erika Choperena
- Full Name: Erika Choperena Griezmann
- Date of Birth: March 5, 1991
- Place of Birth: Basque Country
- Ethnicity: Spaniard
- Nationality: Spanish
- Zodiac Sign: Pieces
- Education: San Sebastian University
- Profession: Child Psychologist
- Net Worth: $750k
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches (168 cm)
- Weight: 55 kg
- Marital Status: Married
- Erika Choperena’s Husband: Antonine Griezmann
- Erika Choperena’s Children: Amaro Griezmann, Mia Griezmann, Alba Griezmann
- Instagram: @eri_chope
Who is Erika Choperena?
Erika Choperena was born in a region in Northern Spain, Basque Country under the Pisces birth sign on March 5, 1991. She is Spanish by nationality and ethnicity. Despite her rise to the limelight, Erika has continued to shield her personal life from the media and the public.
Ludivine Sagna, wife of Bacary Sagna, described her as a ‘’very kind but very discreet’’ personality in an interview with the TV Show Touche Pas a Mon Sport. Apart from the fact that she grew up and was raised in Spain, much information about her early life, family background, and the identity of her parents remains a mystery to the media.
Erika shares the same birth month and birth year as her husband, Antoine Griezmann, who was born on March 21, 1991, in Macon, France. Griezmann is the son of Alain Griezmann, a town councilor, and Isabella Griezmann, a former hospital staff member supervising the cleaning team.
Erika Choperena is a Child Psychologist and Former Beauty Blogger
Erika Choperena is an intelligent woman who studied at San Sebastian University in Spain after finishing high school. After graduating from the University of San Sebastian with a degree in Pedagogy (child psychology), she decided to pursue a career as a child psychologist.
As a child psychologist, her job is to help children who suffered from traumatic incidents learn to cope with their past and grow into normal adults. While most details about her life remain unknown, Erika is known to be extremely devoted to her career, and this might be one of the many reasons she steers clear from interviews and public appearances.
Aside from being a child psychologist, Erika Choperena is quite passionate about fashion and beauty. She was a blogger who managed a beauty blog named ‘’Cordialmente Erika’’ where she gave her opinion on the latest trends. However, the Spanish beauty was compelled to deactivate the blog back in 2014 after news of her romantic affair with the French football player, Antoine Griezmann nudged her into the limelight, and the blog became inundated with visitors.
Erika Choperena Married Antonine Griezmann in June 2017
Erika Choperena and Antonine Griezmann had their first encounter while the France forward was training with the Real Sociedad FC, which was close to San Sebastian University, where Erika was pursuing her residency program. While most girls may easily have fallen for the fame and wealth of the French Football Player, Erika posed to be a challenge as the football player revealed in his autobiography ‘’The Making of France’s Mini Maestro.’’
He said that Erika rejected his advances initially but after pursuing her relentlessly for about a year and a half she eventually agreed to go out with him on December 27, 2011. The romantic relationship between the lovebirds evolved over the years, eventually culminating in their marriage.
The couple dated for almost six years and eventually exchanged marriage vows on June 15, 2017, in a stunning ceremony in Toledo, Spain, at the 11th-century Mudejar building, Palacio de Galiana. The beautiful ceremony was witnessed by Griezmann’s teammates from Atletico de Madrid, such as Juanfram, Koke, and Gameiro, and others from the French national team.
Erika and Antonine Griezmann Have Three Children
Erika Choperena and Antonine Griezmann are parents to three beautiful children, two daughters and a son. Interestingly, all three of their children share the same birth date but are a few years apart.
Prior to the union of Erka and Griezmann in 2017, the lovebirds welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mia, on April 8, 2016, and baptized her a month later on May 7. During the Euro 2016, the French football player dedicated his goals to his first child as he put his thumb in his mouth while pointing to the camera, a tribute to his daughter.
Two years after the couple exchanged marriage vows, they welcomed their second child, a son, Amaro Griezmann, named after Antoine’s grandfather Amaro Lopes on April 8, 2019. Before the arrival of baby Amaro, the couple shared their happiness with their fans, to whom they confirmed the sex of their baby. The France football player gave a ball to a target which opened a trunk from which dozens of blue balloons came out to confirm that the baby was a boy.
Two years later, on the same day, the family grew bigger as they welcomed another addition, a gorgeous girl named Alba Griezmann on April 8, 2021, at 10:24 am. Reacting to the peculiarity of the birth of his three children on the same date, the French football player, in an exclusive interview with Le Figaro, stated that it’s a crazy coincidence that was unplanned by him and his wife.
Since the couple is bilingual with Antonine having a French nationality and Erika a Spanish nationality, the French Football player revealed in an interview that he and his wife, Erika, have decided to teach their children both cultures and the language without any language barriers.
Erika Choperena is Antonine Griezmann’s Greatest Cheerleader
Erika Choperena and Antonine Griezmann have been together for over a decade now; they dated for 6 years and have been married for 5 years, blessed with three beautiful children. Over the years, the couple had supported each other even before they tied the knot and exchanged marriage vows at the altar.
Many people may recognize Erika as the wife of Antonine Griezmann, but to the football player, Erika is more than just a partner and the mother of his children; she is his boss and his pillar of support.
Considered one of the best football players in the world, Antonine Griezmann acknowledged the role Erika played in his success as a father and a football player in an interview with El Transistor, he stated that Erika is the boss for him because she handles everything both relating to their home and even his club which allows him to solely focus on his craft (football).
In 2014, before the lovebirds exchanged marriage vows, Erika supported the French football player by leaving everything behind and moving to Madrid to support his dream and passion. At the Euro 2016, she was one of the many people who celebrated Antonine Griezmann’s goals, and she also accompanied him to the end-of-year gala, where he was named the second-best player in Europe.
The support is not one-sided as Griezmann has celebrated his wife publicly on several occasions. During a game held in March 2017, he celebrated his wife after he netted a goal by lifting his jersey to reveal the message ‘’Happy Birthday, Chubby.’’ He received a €500 fine from the Spanish football association for his actions, but that only made him more endearing. Erika has continued to show her support; she is often seen with her three children supporting and cheering on Antonine Griezmann.
How Much is Erika Choperena Worth?
The Spanish Child Psychologist has amassed a significant net worth of around $750,000 from her career. Although this amount is yet to be confirmed, she is presumed to have earned some money from her career as a child psychologist and her online blog, which has been deactivated.
While her exact net worth remains elusive to the media and the public, her husband is considered one of the highest-paid football players in the world, with a whopping net worth of $60 million amassed from a monthly salary of $1.63 million. Griezmann has amassed this mouth-watering amount of money from his football career and endorsement deals. According to reports, he earns $5-6 million annually from endorsement deals. He is known for his sponsorship deal with Puma and has been featured in several of the brand’s commercials. Other than Puma, Griezmann has also endorsed Beats Electronic, Gillette razors, Huawei mobile phones, and Head Shoulder shampoo.