Tennis power couple, Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina have split after 2 years. Svitolina made the announcement on social media. The couple’s joint Instagram account G.E.M.S Life has also been deleted.
Gael and I decided to take a break from our relationship. The decision was incredibly difficult, because we still have love for each other, but it’s just two best friends realizing it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled life as possible.
We won’t be commenting beyond this, and we thank you all in advance for respecting our privacy. Sending lots of love to everyone.
Gael Monfils has not won a tennis match since February last year. The COVID-19 pandemic, the quarantining, and the public limelight seem to have taken a toll on tennis’s most popular couple.
Monfils was in tears after his loss at the Australian Open a few weeks ago. Monfils said, “I would like to get out of this nightmare but I can’t. I do not feel well. I don’t know when it’s going to end. It’s hard. Every time I get here I feel judged, I’ve lost again.”
Svitolina expressed her support for Monfils after his latest loss. Svitolina lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open to Jessica Pegula.