Fans are only just realising Taulupe Faletau is related to Gareth Bale - Ruck

Fans are only just realising Taulupe Faletau is related to Gareth Bale

Taulupe Faletau and his wife Charlotte have been married for just over three years, having tied the knot at the Celtic Manor Resort in 2019.

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Charlotte’s sister, Emma, is married to Wales football legend Gareth Bale, making Bale Faletau’s brother-in-law.

Before their wedding, Faletau and Charlotte had been together for about six years. Faletau has often spoken about the immense support Charlotte has provided throughout his rugby career.

He once said, “I think everyone knows I am not really a person to say much. But when I have something to say, it will probably be my wife I say it to. She gets everything else that I don’t let off at work. I tell her.

“She’s the person I talk to, and she’s the one that kind of points me in the direction she thinks I should go.

“She is the one who has supported me throughout the whole thing. My parents as well sometimes, but they know that I keep myself to myself. So, yeah, my wife has been a big supporter in each setback I’ve had. She’s patient in these scenarios.”

Faletau and Charlotte have two sons, Israel and Ezekiel, and they announced in January that they are expecting their third child.


Andy Farrell faces numerous challenging decisions leading up to finalising his Lions squad, yet bookmakers appear confident in predicting the players destined for Australia next summer.

We found it intriguing to project a smaller squad based on the favoured contenders according to bookmakers’ odds as of April19, 2024.


  • Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland) – 1/16
  • James Lowe (Ireland) – 1/8
  • Hugo Keenan (Ireland) – 1/5
  • Tommy Freeman (England) – 4/9
  • Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (England) – 8/11
  • Mack Hansen (Ireland) – 2/1


  • Bundee Aki (Ireland) – 1/5
  • Ollie Lawrence (England) – 1/4
  • Sione Tuipulotu (Scotland) – 2/7
  • Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – 8/11


  • George Ford (England) – 1/10
  • Marcus Smith (England) – 8/15
  • Finn Russell (Scotland) – 8/11