Meet Jorgan and Irene Fernandez, Leylah Fernandez parents.
Canadian tennis champion Leylah Fernandez has been one of the sport’s brightest stars for the past few years. Having turned heads back in September 2021 when she defeated current tennis icons Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka, she continued her winnings at the 2022 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.
From a young age, Leylah wanted to play tennis and her very supportive parents knew right away what needed to be done. It certainly was not smooth sailing. But, having parents who dreamt along with her made the journey a lot more bearable and worthwhile.
So, who are these folks who have always wholeheartedly backed Leylah in bringing home as many trophies as possible? Let’s find out in this writing.
Who Are Leylah Fernandez’s Parents?
Leylah Fernandez was born on 6 September 2002 in Montreal, Quebec to Jorge and Irene.
Leylah has said this time and again that both her parents sacrificed to ensure she excelled at tennis throughout her childhood.
When a tennis club in their neighborhood refused to coach Leylah and claimed she was too small to succeed at tennis, it was her father who stepped forward to coach her. Despite never playing tennis before, Jorge had learned as much as possible through books and videos. The patriarch was and still is Leylah’s coach, but lately, he has left the crucial decision-making to her. He allows her to make her decisions and is slowly detaching himself from her.
As for her mother, she has always provided her daughter with the perfect tonic to her husband’s abrasive style.
Meet Leylah Fernandez’s Father, Jorge Fernandez
Jorge Fernandez in his daughter’s words is the ultimate girl dad. She has also more than once gushed about her Papi’s work ethic, passion, and drive that has always kept her going.
Fernandez was a low-level footballer and played football in the local leagues in Montreal. He is the father and coach of paid tennis player Leylah Fernandez and his younger sister Bianca Jolie.
Jorge Fernandez Age
Jorge J Fernandez reportedly turned 50 years old in August 2022.
What Is Jorge Fernandez’s Nationality?
Born in Montreal, Leylah Fernandez had a multicultural upbringing. Her father, Jorge, moved to Montreal in Canada from Guayaquil, Ecuador with his family when he was only four. Then, finally, at the age of 14, he was given Canadian citizenship.
Jorge Fernandez Job
Jorge Fernandez is a former pro soccer player and lately, the manager of Leylah Fernandez LLC. This company was put together back in August 2019.
Meet Leylah Fernandez’s Mother, Irene Fernandez
Leylah’s mother Irene Fernandez has spent several years away from her daughter early in her tennis career. While her husband coached their daughter Irene moved to California to earn an income and support the family.
Recalling those times, Leylah has shared that her mother’s absence affected her deeply. From the age of 10 to 13, she said, every time she saw her mother it was like seeing a stranger but at the same time someone so familiar. But also, this very separation motivated Leylah to work harder.
Things luckily have been better with time. So, lately, on Mother’s Day, Leylah took to her Instagram to praise her mother’s strength, positivity, and heart that leave her kids inspired every day.
It was Irene who taught her girls how to be loving, independent strong women.
Irene Fernandez Age
Irene who originally went around by her maiden Irene Exevea is said to have turned 42 in 2022.
What Is Irene Fernandez’s Nationality?
Irene Fernandez is the child of Filipino immigrants. She was born in Canada to Filipino parents. Her father is from Ilocos Norte and her mom is from Leyte.
Irene Fernandez Job
Career-wise and as of 2022, Irene Fernandez had been working as a technology account manager at McKesson since March 2015. At the same time, she was also involved with the foundation that she and Jorge named after their daughter.
While back in the day, Irene got her Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, Economics at the University of Toronto from 1991 through 1995.
Are Leylah Fernandez’s Parents Separated Or Still Married?
It was unclear if Leylah Fernandez’s parents have been together and married as of 2022. However, there is a high probability that they are.
How Many Kids Do Leylah Fernandez’s Parents Have?
Leylah Fernandez’s parents have two more kids. Both are girls. Bianca, 17, also plays tennis and the older sister, Jodeci, worked as a dentist in Ohio.
It is said Irene and her these siblings (mostly Bianca) avail themselves for Leylah whenever she takes a break from tennis.
Bianca is also an upcoming tennis player under their father’s tutelage. Leylah and Bianca moved into separate rooms only last year but Leylah still regularly hangs in Bianca’s room.
As for Jodeci, she lived in Vermont and avoided the limelight. On International Women’s day in last year, Leylah took some time to celebrate the three women who have made the biggest impact on her life. Yes, it was her “incredible sisters” and her “amazing mami” Leylah was talking about.
Where Do Leylah Fernandez’s Parents Reside?
When Leylah Fernandez was twelve, she and her family relocated to Florida, which her father called the “tennis capital of the world” in the Sun Sentinel. It is said they have reunited since and have been inhabiting Boynton Beach, Florida. Even this suggests that Leylah’s parents have been together and married.
Are Leylah Fernandez’s Parents On Instagram?
Neither of Leylah Fernandez’s was on Instagram as of the time of this writing.