Maria Zulay Salaues is a Bolivian Instagram model famous as the wife of French football player Paul Pogba. The Robore, Bolivia native born in 1994 is also an interior designer and a product model.
Her claim to fame is her marriage to Paul Pogba, who currently plays for Juventus. Before her relationship with Pogba, Zulay was neither as relevant nor famous as she is now. But upon learning about their relationship, the entire world started to take notice of her.
Maria Zulay Salaues Biography Summary
- Full Name: Maria Zulay Salaues
- Date of Birth: November 16, 1994
- Place of Birth: Robore, Bolivia
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: Bolivian
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Education: University of Bolivia
- Profession: Interior Designer, Model
- Net Worth: $1 – 2 million dollars
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 58kg
- Sexuality: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband: Paul Pogba
- Parents: Ricardo Sálaues, Karla Antelo
- Siblings: Gabriella Salaues, Carla Salaues
- Children: Labille Shakur, Keyaan Zaheed
- Instagram: @zulaypogba
Who is Maria Salaues?
Maria Zulay Salaues was born on November 16, 1994, to Ricardo Salaues (father) and Karla Antelo (mother) in Robore, Bolivia. She was raised with her two older sisters – Gabriela and Carla, who are also in the modeling business. Zulay has no brother and is a practicing Muslim like her husband, Paul Pogba.
What Does Maria Zulay Pogba Do For a Living?
Zulay Pogba is an interior designer and product model. The blonde lady had her basic education at a local high school in her native town before proceeding to the University of Bolivia, where she studied Business Administration. Along the line, she decided to drop out of college in order to focus on her real estate agent job. However, Zulay soon stopped her job as a real estate agent and ventured into another career as an interior designer.
To date, Maria works as an interior designer as well as a renowned model. She has worked with so many reputable brands. Her Instagram page @zulaypogba has about 793k followers. Although her salary cannot be pegged at an amount, Maria Zulay Salaues’ net worth is estimated to be between $1 – 2 million US dollars. And she earns this majorly from brand endorsements and modeling projects.
Zulay and Pogba Got Married Two Years after they Met in Los Angeles
Paul Pogba and his wife, Maria Zulay Salaues, met in the summer of 2017. At that time, Pogba was a part of United’s squad in the ICC (International Champions Cup) in the United States and was just recovering from a hamstring injury. They met in Los Angeles and have been inseparable ever since then. Their successful relationship has taken a lot of sacrifices, especially on the part of Zulay, who has to make several trips from her base in Miami to meet her then-boyfriend in Manchester.
Pogba and Zulay did not expressly confirm the suspicions of their relationship until they eventually tied the knot in 2019 in a private wedding ceremony in the company of their family and close relations. The confirmation the public got later was when Zulay changed her name The exact date of their wedding is unknown, but they have been going strong since then. Zulay and Paul Pogba have been married for a few years now.
Paul Pogba and Maria Zulay Salaues Have Two Children
Paul Pogba and Maria Zulay Salaues have two children together. Their first son was born on January 3rd, 2019 – the same year they got married, while their second child was born in 2020. Their first child is named Labille Shakur, while the second is called Keyaan Zaheed.
Other than pictures of the kids playing with their parents or grandparents, the celebrity couple has refrained from sharing information about them.
More About Maria’s Husband Paul Pogba
Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus and the France national team. Born on the 15th of March 1993, Pogba primarily plays as a central midfielder. In his professional career, he has had two stints with both Manchester United (2011 – 2012; 2016 – 2022), and Juventus (2012 – 2016; 2022 – date).
Paul has also played in different categories for the French national team. They include the France U16, U17, U18, U19, and U20 team. Although Paul plays in the middle of the field, he can also be deployed as a left winger and an attacking midfielder.
Paul Pogba is multilingual. Apart from his native French language, he is also fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. Meanwhile, the athlete has been involved in a controversial issue of recent. In August 2022, it was made known that Pogba was being extorted by an armed group to avoid the release of an allegedly compromising video. As the case is yet to have a headway, Paul Pogba has stated that he wants to disappear and quit football.