Cora Gauthier is a French fashion model and online celebrity. She gained notoriety as the spouse of Karim Benzema, a well-known French football player for Real Madrid CF and the France national team.
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On April 11, 1989, Cora was born. France’s Martinique was Cora Gauthier’s native land. Lisa and Chris (her father) are her parents (mother). Her father runs a successful business, but her mother stays at home. Sary is the sister of the fashion model. Martinique was where she and her sister grew up. She has mixed ethnicity and is a citizen of France. She is s a Muslim.
She went to the British School of Paris for her studies. She then studied at the University of Paris, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
She stands at 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall and weighs 128 lbs (58 kg). French model and social media celebrity Cora Gauthier works professionally. She is also well known for being married to Karim Benzema, a striker for Real Madrid. She is the mother of Ibrahim, a single son.
She gained notoriety when she married French player Karim Benzema. He is a striker for Real Madrid FC and the France national team.
The French player made his professional debut in 2005 while playing for Olympique Lyonnais, the team from his hometown. Since that time, he has had great success as a football player.
He received the National Union of Professional Footballers Players of the Year award in 2008. The wife of Karim is a model. The influencer has supported a number of cosmetics companies, including Simon Miller and Zara Dior.
She also has a presence on social media. Cora has a sizable Instagram following. Over 94 thousand people have become her fans. Additionally, she frequently posts pictures of herself and her baby on her social media accounts.
After dating for a year, the couple exchanged wedding vows. In a colorful ceremony that was attended by close family members and allies, he wed his wife in December 2016. Ibrahim Benzema is the son of Karim Benzema and Cora Gauthier.
Ibrahim became 4 years old on May 5, 2017, the day of his birth. The stepdaughter of the fashion model is named Melia. She is a former spouse of her husband. In 2022, her stepdaughter will be 8 years old.
Who is Karim Benzema?
On December 19, 1987, in Lyon, France, Karim Mostafa Benzema was born. Benzema is of Algerian descent even though his parents are French citizens. Karim was one of seven children raised in a Muslim household and followed Ramadan fasting, something he still does now. At the age of eight, Benzema began participating in soccer.
Benzema underwent a trial with the French team and gained a spot in their development program after scoring twice against Lyon’s youth team in a U-10 game. Karim scored 38 goals for Lyon’s U-16 team after working as a ballboy for the club’s senior games. Later, he was elevated to Lyon’s reserve squad, and in 2004 he joined the senior group of players.
Karim joined Lyon on a three-year deal after showing promise. The next year, he participated in the Champions League for the first time and scored his first goal. Karim Benzema gained increased playing time and finally the position of primary striker for the French team after demonstrating his potential.
After this, Benzema turned into a prolific goal scorer, hitting hat-tricks, doubles, and crucial goals in Champions League games.
With the signing of a new contract in 2008, Benzema became one of the highest-paid soccer players in France. He also rose to the position of leading scorer in the league and was a 2008 Ballon d’Or contender. Due to stronger teams starting to express interest in the teenage striker, Lyon decided to price the player at 100 million euros.
Real Madrid made a bid for Benzema in 2009, and Lyon accepted it. Along with an additional 41 million euros in incentives, the Spanish side contributed 35 million euros. After agreeing to a six-year deal, Benzema first filled in for Los Blancos, drawing criticism from the Spanish media.
After scoring a significant goal, Benzema’s reputation at the club increased, and he started to integrate more successfully.
However, when Jose Mourinho took over as the new Real Madrid manager in 2010, Benzema once again lost favor. Benzema eventually entered the starting lineup despite Mourinho’s outright admission that he didn’t think Karim would make a suitable striker for the squad due to injuries.
Karim took advantage of the chance and scored three goals against Levante in the Copa del Rey as well as a hat-trick in the Champions League. Benzema began collaborating with Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time during this time.
Karim dropped 18 pounds and added muscle during the summer before the 2011–12 season after receiving compliments from Mourinho.
The French striker scored eight goals in just seven games, so the impact was significant. This was the start of Benzema’s offensive apex. Later, he broke Zidane’s record to become the best French scorer in La Liga, and over the following few years, he also repeatedly earned the French Footballer of the Year title.
Karim played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as an attacking front three throughout the 2013–14 season. They scored 97 goals as a team that season.
Benzema extended his contract with Real Madrid by five years before the start of the upcoming campaign. The majority of the next years saw him maintain his form, and in 2020 he signed a new contract that would keep him with the team until 2022. Benzema scored his 250th goal for Los Blancos in 2020 as well.
Benzema’s first significant competition for France outside of his club career was Euro 2008. Later, he participated in the Euro 2012 and the 2010 World Cup. After that, Benzema made the team for the 2014 World Cup. Karim was disqualified from the 2016 Euro and the 2018 World Cup due to controversies and scandals.
Benzema revealed his annoyance at being basically kicked off the French national squad in 2019, and he even joked about playing for another country in the future (such as Algeria).
Four members of the national squad, including Karim Benzema, were the subject of a French government inquiry that was started in 2010. It was claimed that Benzema and the other players on the French team had participated in a prostitution ring as clients.
Even worse, Benzema was allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl for her services. The accusations against Karim for soliciting a minor prostitute were dismissed in 2014 due to a lack of supporting evidence.
Benzema was detained by French authorities in 2015 after Mathieu Valbuena accused him of extortion. Karim is accused of approaching Mathieu with a sex tape showing the French teammate in an inappropriate setting.
Karim and Valbuena were both strikers, and the widespread consensus was that Karim had attempted to blackmail his teammate to get a spot on the starting lineup of the French national team. Despite the fact that his blackmail indictment was eventually thrown out by French courts, this led France to suspend Karim Benzema.
Benzema was born in Lyon to Algerian-born French citizens. Before moving to Lyon, where he eventually settled in the 1950s, his grandfather, Da Lakehal Benzema, resided in the village of Tigzirt, which is situated in the northern town of At Djellil in Algeria.
Hafid, Benzema’s father, was born in Tigzirt, and Wahida Djebbara, Benzema’s mother, was born in Lyon and raised there; her ancestors were from Oran. Benzema was raised in the eastern Lyon neighborhood of Bron with eight other siblings.
Gressy and Sabri, his younger brothers, are both football players. While the latter participates in the youth program of a club in the family’s hometown of Bron, the former plays amateur football with Vaulx-le-Velin in the League d’Honneur, the sixth division of French football.
His then-girlfriend Chloé de Launay gave birth to their daughter Mélia in Madrid on February 3, 2014. Ibrahim was born to him and his partner Cora Gauthier on May 5, 2017. Benzema, a devout Muslim, maintains the fast throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.