The former professional ice hockey player, Mario Lemieux is the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 52-year-old Canadian Mario is the only person in history whose name is carved in the prestigious Stanley Cup as both the player and an owner. Married to Nathalie Asselin, Mario is the father of four children.
Married for more than 2 decades, how is his marital relationship going on? Also, know the details about his wife and children.
Mario Lemieux, also known as Supermario, is married to Nathalie Asselin on 26th June 1993. The ceremony was held in at historic Notre Dame Basilica in presence of 400 guests including their family, relatives, and friends. The Roman Catholic ceremony was conducted by Rev. Michel Fortin.
Some of the popular faces present in the ceremony were Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Tom Barrasso and Troy Loney, and other hockey colleagues, including Paul Coffey of the Detroit Red Wings.
Mario Lemieux and Nathalie Asselin on their wedding
Mario and Nathalie dated for a long time and were engaged 5 months before their marriage. The couple has been married for long 23 years but used to live together from the very early.
They have three daughters Lauren, Stephanie and Alexa and a son named Austin. Their first child, Lauren born 2 months before their marriage, was also present at the wedding.
Nathalie and Mario met each other when they were 15 and 16 respectively and are known ever since. The same year of their marriage, Mario was diagnosed with a Nodular Lymphocytic form of Hodgkin's disease. He fought cancer with radiation treatments and won the battle. He says, "Nothing is more scary than the word cancer".
Mario's other two daughters Stephanie and Alexa were born in 1995 and 1997 respectively, while the only son Austin Nicholas was born prematurely in 1996, weighing just two pounds, five ounces.
Mario Lemieux with his wife and children
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The names of most of National Hockey League superstars make headlines for their affairs and scandalous nights on the town. Mario has proven himself as an exception, he has been very much loyal to his high-school sweetheart and present wife and isn't rumored to have any extramarital affairs.
The 51-year-old Nathalie Asselin is a pretty empathetic person. She devotes her time taking care of her family members and has immense love for her spouse. In Mario's birthday 2015, she surprised her hubby throwing a grand birthday party.
The lovely wife, Nathalie Asselin also hosts ladies golf tournaments under the name Ladies Open, formerly called Chicks with Sticks, which raises funds to support the maintenance, improvements, and updates in multiple existing Austin’s Playroom locations.The classy lady has recently opened a military hospital playroom.
Whenever Mario is asked talk about the mother of his kids, he has nothing but praises for her. He says "She's always been the one for me. She's a wonderful wife and mother. I couldn't imagine life without our children.
The retired hockey player, known for his speed and finesse, is the chairman of The Lemieux Foundation, dedicated to cancer research and his wife Nathalie is the vice-president.