Christian Atsu’s wife and children were present at Saint James Park during Newcastle United’s game against Liverpool on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
The family has now made their first public appearance as they were reportedly invited for the club’s tribute to their former player before kickoff.
Atsu was married to a German, Marie-Claire Rupio. They tied the knot in 2012 and have three children, two boys, and a girl.
Rupio was present at Saint James Park with her two boys to watch the Magpies take on Liverpool on matchday 24 of the English Premier League.
The family is based in Newcastle, where Atsu played for four years before departing to Al-Raed in Saudi Arabia.
The 31-year-old was pronounced dead by his current club Hatayspor on Saturday, February 18, 2023, confirming that the player was found lifeless after the tragic earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6, 2023.
Sad moment: Christian Atsu’s wife and kids as Newcastle pays tribute #ChristianAstu #EPl #NEWLIV pic.twitter.com/tJ8NH5V1av
— KEd (@ambrose_wash) February 18, 2023
RIP Christian Atsu and well done to Newcastle and nice to see his lovely wife and kids in the stand ???? pic.twitter.com/JgfCHpsian
— Mr Adu (@DontBringUrself) February 18, 2023