Get to Know Matilde Faria, Jose Mourinho’s Wife, Bio, Age, Kids, Cancer

Matilde Faria watching a football match with her kids

Matilde Faria Biography

Matilde Faria, born in Angola and also known as “Tami,” is a former model and is well known for being the wife of the Portuguese football manager and former football player José Mourinho.


How old is Matilde Faria? – Age

The former model is 55 years old as of August 14, 2020. She was born in 1965 in Angola.

Matilde Faria Family

Matilde was born in Angola, a country in Africa. At the time of her birth, her parents worked as aid workers in the country. She is called ‘Tami’ by friends and family members.

Matilde Faria Husband and Children

She is married to José Mourinho, (born as José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix) is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. The couple met in Setúbal, Portugal during their teenage years and got married in 1989. Jose has often stated that the most important thing in his life is his family and being a good father to his kids. As such, his wife Matilde also some influence in her husbands decisions that would affect their family as well.

For instance, in 2014, Mourinho was being convinced to take an England job and he says that he had lots of positive things to push him to the job. However, when he talked to his wife about it, he says, “My wife told me not to take it and she was right.”

They have two children together, a daughter and a son, namely; Matilde Mourinho who was born in 1996 and Jose Mario Mourinho Jr. born on 2 February, 2000 in Barcelona, Spain. The family lives together, now in London with Mourinho managing Tottenham Hotspurs.

Matilde Faria (far left) with her husband Jose Mourinho and their two children
Matilde Faria (far left) with her husband Jose Mourinho and their two children

Matilde Faria Cancer

Twice in two days, José Mourinho rushed to Lisbon to be at the side of his wife Matilde when she had an emergency operation. The operation was due to complications from a previous operation, supposedly for cancer, which was originally considered to be a success, according to a study by ‘The Sun’. She also complained of discomfort, however, and was diagnosed with greater problems prior to Christmas that needed immediate surgery.

Matilde Faria Marriage Scandals

José was claimed in 2007 to have had an affair with a woman named Elsa Sousa. José and Matilde both believed the accusations had been made up. In 2010, Lelesit Silvana, a Kenyan woman, said that she had a relationship with him.