Chris Marlowe, an announcer for NBC, created an awkward situation while referring to Larissa França’s wife Liliane Maestrini as França took to the stands after advancing to the round of 16. França went to Maestrini in the stand after she and her Brazilian beach volleyball partner Talita Antunes won their match to advance. And that’s how it was commented by Marlowe: “She gives a hug to Lili. That is her husband. She married Lili in 2013 and Larissa is celebrating with her pals.” Marlowe aplogised for a mistake the same day stating: “I’m sorry for the mistake today. Clearly, Liliane is Larissa’s wife.”
Our warmest congratulations to Franca, and as for her wife, we advise her not to pay too much attention to the host’s misspeaking . They love each other, they are a family, no matter how it calls. With time everybody will learn to call it right.