Joana Sanz, known to be the wife of imprisoned footballer, Dani Alves, has poured her emotions in a lengthy letter which hints at splitting from her embattled husband.
The letter was posted on social media on Wednesday, 48 hours after she had visited the Brazilian international in jail for a second time since his arrest over sex assault allegations nearly two months ago.
The letter, written in her native Spanish was titled, “In my own handwriting as it partly read “I think it’s going to take me years to erase from my memory his way of looking at me, that way he had of looking at me as if I were the most incredible thing in the world, and damn, yes, I’m incredible.”
“I am incredible because I am hardworking, independent, intelligent, thoughtful, affectionate, funny, faithful and humane, and so human that despite the damage he has caused me, I am still here by his side.”
“I will continue and will continue to be, but in another way. I love him, and I will always love him. Whoever says you forget love is either deceiving themselves or did not truly love. But I love myself, I respect myself, and I value myself much more.”
“Forgiving alleviates, so I keep the magic and close a stage of my life that began on 18/5/15. I give thanks for the opportunities and learning that life gives me, no matter how difficult they are. Here is a strong woman moving on to the next stage of her life.”
The letter comes after she previously denied claims from a journalist that she had asked for a divorce. The former Barcelona defender was arrested in January after flying back to Spain from Mexico following the death of Joana Sanz’s mum over the alleged Barcelona nightclub sex assault late last December.