Pau Gasol, the retired NBA player, and two-time Olympic silver medalist have been making headlines lately after welcoming a baby girl with his wife, Catherine McDonnell. However, Gasol is already a proud father to his eldest daughter, Elisabet Gianna Gasol.
Who is Elisabet Gianna Gasol?
Elisabet Gianna Gasol, commonly known as Gianna, was born on May 14, 2019, in San Francisco, California. She is the first child of Pau Gasol and his wife, Catherine McDonnell, whom he married in 2019. Gianna's name is a tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, whom Pau played with during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Gianna is often seen on her father's social media accounts, where he frequently shares photos and videos of their time. Pau has spoken publicly about his love for his daughter, describing her as his “little angel” and “sunshine.”
Who are Pau Gasol's other children?
Aside from Gianna, Pau Gasol has another child, a son named Enzo Gasol. Enzo was born in 2016, during Pau's time with the Chicago Bulls. Enzo's mother is Pau's former girlfriend, Silvia Lopez Castro, a medical student whom he dated for several years.
Pau has been open about the challenges of being a long-distance father, as Enzo and Silvia live in Spain while he spends much of his time in the United States. However, he has also expressed his gratitude for modern technology, which allows him to stay connected with his son through video calls and other forms of communication.