These types of relationships aren’t supposed to last. Rafael Nadal and Maria Perello prove that love can endure the paparazzi and constant pressure of the truly famous. Another year makes for another round of Grand Slams, where Rafael Nadal will be taxed with the pressure of proving that he is still the best in the game. While the field is always treacherous, last year proved that Novak Djokovic would make the last years of Nadal’s career, no matter how many there might be, perilous ones. Supporting Nadal will be his long-time girlfriend Maria Xisca Perello. The two come from the same small town and have been dating for over six years. That sounds like the relationship of an unassuming couple from a quaint town, not a legendary tennis player and his stunning girlfriend. Those in America are used to seeing a carousel of relationships for stars like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.