Ex-Real Madrid hardman Pepe reveals he slept in the same bed as his mum and dad until he was 17

Former Real Madrid hardman Pepe announced that he slept in bed with his mother until he was 17 – much to his father’s annoyance.

The Portuguese center-back, 38, is now the Porto captain but grew up in Brazil before moving to Europe when he was 18.

Veteran Porto defender Pepe announced that he slept in his mother's bed until he was 17

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Veteran Porto defender Pepe announced that he slept in his mother’s bed until he was 17Image Credit: Getty – Contributor

Pepe has built a reputation as a sober defender over a decade at the Bernabeu, receiving 79 cautionary warnings and 334 games six times off.

But in an interview with the Portuguese outlet Tribuna Expresso, the towering 6-foot-2-inch defender revealed he was spoiled as a kid.

Pepe, who left Madrid in 2017, said: “Until I came to Portugal when I was 17, I slept with my mother so imagine what it was like [laughter].

“I was grown up and slept with my parents, so I imagine that my father didn’t like me there [laughs].

“That’s interesting: I was talking to my mother the other day and she told me that I love running my hand through her hair and I told her that I might already know that it would take too much time from her. “

Known for his clattering challenges and wild passion on the field, Pepe has previously shown his softer side.

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The three-time Champions League winner with Madrid burst into tears when Porto teammate Nanu caught a cold in February and had to be hospitalized by ambulance.

The then 26-year-old passed out after a heavy header, which visibly upset Pepe when the game against Belenses was interrupted for more than ten minutes.

But Pepe was doing his old tricks when he showed up KNEE Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in last year’s Champions League flare-up with the English ace.

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And just this week, the Portuguese legend led a shocking 42-man brawl that resulted in three red cards in a chaotic Champions League duel with Atletico Madrid.

Even his own teammates are not taboo for the 2016 European Championship winner after he met his friend Mamadou Loum in January REF to have to separate them.

But not everyone has bought into Pepes tough guy, and ex-premium ref Mark Clattenburg branded him a “soft s *** e” for diving in the 2016 Champions League final.

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