YES! YES! YES! Bavaria-Doorman Manuel Neuer (37) has his girlfriend Anika Bissel (23) married. The handball player changed her name from Bissel to Neuer on Instagram.
As BILD learned exclusively, the athletes said yes silently and secretly on Sunday afternoon in the registry office of the town hall of Tegernsee (on Lake Tegernsee/Bavaria).
According to information from BILD, the couple had requested special permission for the Sunday wedding and obtained it: obviously top secret.
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The November 12 ceremony is said to have lasted no more than 20 minutes. The wedding took place in the narrowest circle of friends and relatives: in the small wedding hall on the first floor of the town hall there is only room for 20 guests.
According to information from BILD, immediately after the wedding vows the newlyweds went 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 sticking out under Anika’s white wedding dress. The Bayern star (in chic black dress) and the handball player are expecting their first child in spring.
The newlyweds had to do without one thing: they were not allowed to scatter rice, flowers and confetti “for the good of the environment”. But this couldn’t dampen the happiness of the two…
This is the second marriage for the captain of the German record champions.
Neuer separated from his ex-wife Nina (30 years old) at the end of 2019, a quick divorce before Christmas 2020. Both met at Madame Tussauds in Berlin in 2014, followed by a civil wedding in Tyrol in May 2017 ( Austria) and two months later the dream wedding in Monopoli (Italy). The marriage broke up after just 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 at the second division club Regensburg, studied fashion management in Nagold (Baden-Württemberg) from 2019 to 2021, is a textile economist and started working at “Kinga Mathe”, a traditional costume brand trendy in Gmund am Tegernsee, in April 2022.
The Neuers live in a villa 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 / lawyer) is the head of the supervisory board of HC. Neuer watches matches from the stands whenever possible.
The Bayern star had a lot of time for this due to his long-term injury. The goalkeeper has been out since the end of 2022 due to a fractured tibia and fibula. After the skiing accident, emergency surgery in Murnau’s injury clinic and the removal of metal from his fibula in early August, Neuer returned to prominence on 28 October in an 8-0 win against Darmstadt…