Rafael van der Vaart gets back with wife after violent outburst

Sylvie van der Vaart
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Rafael van der Vaart's wife Sylvie reveals that the couple are giving their marriage "another try", despite separating after the midfielder hit her.

Hamburger SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has been taken back by his wife Sylvie after a brief split.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star admitted to striking his partner in front of guests during a heated exchange at a New Year's Eve party.

Despite both revealing that they had separated, Sylvie has decided to give the Netherlands international a second chance.

"We want to give it another try," Sylvie told German magazine Gala. "I am so happy. I still love him so much."

The pair, who have a six-year-old son called Damian, have been married since 2005.

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