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Full NameKelly Cristina Nascimento
First NameKelly
Middle NameCristina
Last NameNascimento
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Birth CountryBrazil
Father NamePele
Father ProfessionFormer soccer player
Mother NameRosemeri dos Reis Cholbi
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseArthur DeLuca
No Of Children4
SibilingsEdinho, Jennifer, Sandra Regina Arantes, Joshua, and Celeste Nascimento
EducationParsons school of design, Lee Strasberg Institute
Date of Birth13,1967
Married DateOctober 10,1998

Kelly Cristina Nascimento is the daughter of one of the most decorated footballers of all time, who led Brazil to its three World Cup titles, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, mainly known as Pele

Kelly is full of talents. She is an actress, singer, storyteller, public speaker, and sports diplomat. 

After graduating from the Parsons school of design, she studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her beloved father Pele at the hospital in September 2021
Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her beloved father Pele at the hospital in September 2021. Source: Instagram

Married to a doctor 

Kelly is married to her husband, Arthur DeLuca, who is a doctor. The couple first met in the year 1978 when Arthur was an assistant in the Cosmos office. 

In 1995, Arthur invited Kelly to an Opera, and they were able to reacquaint themselves with one another.

They got married on the 10th of October, 1998. The couple is the parents of four children.

Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her husband Dr. Arthur DeLuca in the 90s
Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her husband Dr. Arthur DeLuca in the 90s. Source: Instagram
Kelly Cristina Nascimento is the mother of four Malcolm, Ruby, Enzo, and Ella
Kelly Cristina Nascimento is the mother of four Malcolm, Ruby, Enzo, and Ella. 

She is using her father’s name to advocate women’s rights in sports

As a daughter of a legendary player, Kelly is using her father’s name for a good cause. 

She is actively involved in promoting sports as tools for gender equality and is a strong advocate of women’s rights. 

She is also an ambassador for a women's activist football tournament, Global Goals World Cup

Her first documentary, “Warriors Women of Football,” depicts the struggling and the success story of Athletes around the World.

Kelly first realized the hardship around women in soccer after her brother-in-law, a youth football coach, texted her about a girl in Bahia who was playing football in the middle of boys because there was no girl’s team. 

Some years later, they got her visa for a junior college in Brooklyn, and she started playing for them. She is now playing in Australia.

Kelly became more curious, wondering what it meant for every girl in the country where the soccer talent was in the water. 

Her quest became intense, and she started researching to find the answers in her mind. 

During her research process, she came to know a lot of different things which she didn’t know and thought someone needed to write about them. 

They decided to film the story of a girl named Lias with the other ten girls setting up the camera in her apartment. 

The footage was so powerful that they decided to do it in multiple countries worldwide. 

They also interviewed Brazilian ace Neymar, and the reason behind interviewing him, according to her, was that Neymar was a real supporter of a Women's game when he was young in Santos.

Her mom was her father’s girlfriend and a first wife 

Kelly is the eldest child of her parents, Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi and Pele. Her mother was her father’s first girlfriend and first wife. 

In the Netflix documentary of Pele, he said Rose (Rosemeri) was his first serious relationship with whom he wanted to start a family. 

When he thought it was time for him to settle down, he became closer to the family and eventually got married in 1966 in Brazil

With the rising popularity, commercial deals started to rise as well, for which he started traveling around the world. It was for his relationship and his family. 

He admitted to having several affairs, some of which resulted in children while being in a marital relationship with Rose

His infidelity later became the reason for their divorce. They got divorced in 1982.

Kelly Cristina Nascimento parents Pele and Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi
Kelly Cristina Nascimento parents Pele and Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. Source: Instagram
Childhood picture of Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her mom Rosemeri(Rose)
Childhood picture of Kelly Cristina Nascimento with her mom Rosemeri(Rose). Source: Instagram

Her father is moved to the palliative care ward in the hospital

Her father, Pele, was admitted to Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo last Tuesday after suffering from general swelling. 

Kelly assured via her Instagram that he was in stable condition and there was no cause for alarm on Thursday. 

But according to the recent update, Pele is no longer responding to the chemotherapy treatment he has been undergoing since last September

He was diagnosed with Colon cancer in September. As reported by Folha de Sao Paulo, Pele has been moved to the Palliative care ward. 

He has been receiving wishes for his speedy recovery from players and fans. 

On Friday, ahead of Brazil vs. Cameroon match, the fans unveiled the banner with his image and the message “Get Well Soon” as well as Qatar also paid tribute by displaying his image in the building wishing him a speedy recovery. 

Pele expressed his gratitude for the tribute via his Instagram.

Net Worth 

Her exact net worth is currently under review. But as of now, we have the net worth of her father, who is one of the richest athletes in the world. 

His net worth is $100 million.


  1. She was born on the 13th of January, 1967. She is currently 55 years old.

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