You’d think he’s still in his 40s because he looks so young, but Bixente Lizarazu will be celebrating his 53rd birthday on December 9! The former footballer is a sports fan and the end of his career would not change that. More energetic than ever, the resident of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) continues his sports activities, even if the last few weeks have been calmer, professional activities oblige. Indeed, together with his sidekick Grégoire Margotton, he comments on the Blues’ matches during this spectacular World Cup in Qatar. Despite his busy schedule, he manages to find time to enjoy himself with his partner, Claire Keim.
As a couple since 2006, the lovers have been installed in the Basque Country, the native region of Bixente Lizarazu. Being very discreet about their life as a couple and protecting their daughter Uhaina (13 years old) as much as possible, the 47-year-old actress made a big secret a few years ago. Fan of sports and especially of cycling, the 98 world champion offered the one he loves an electric bike and he was clearly a hit. “In the Basque Country, where I live, he is my best friend. Thanks to him, I go everywhere. He is my greatest gift, and it is the man in my life who gave it to me”she said in 2019 in an interview with the Parisian.
Claire reveals how her relationship works
It’s not too often that the two lovebirds mention their pair in the press, but Claire Keim also entrusted her pair with explaining how they keep the flame alive. “Our professional obligations often separate us. In the end, it’s a great opportunity to miss us. We have no habits, no daily life, no routine. It’s much harder to get tired of someone who misses you all the time… We talk a lot, we trust each other”had them in the pages of match in Paris a few years ago, before concluding: “We don’t do everything together. I think it’s important to maintain your independence and compartmentalize what affects professional life.”
A very beautiful relationship built over the years between Bixente Lizarazu and Claire, who seem to love each other like on the first day!