Roses are red, violets are blue, do you like to read about the love life of footballers? Then this is for you.
It’s true, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Star Daily Sport looks back at some of the most unlikely romances involving footballers and celebrities.
It won’t come as much of a surprise if the stars of stage and screen and the football field are often mentioned in conversations with each other.
But Cupid’s arrowhead has found itself in some interesting places over the years, involving top stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.
Here we take a look at six of football’s most unlikely flings, starting with five words you wouldn’t put next to each other – Kim Kardashian and Wayne Bridge.
Wayne Bridge and Kim Kardashian
Believe it or not, reports from 2010 claimed that former England and Chelsea star Wayne Bridge had exchanged texts with the one and only Kim Kardashian.
A US source at the time said, “Kim was still with Reggie when she met Wayne. Now that relationship is over, she called Wayne and they exchanged romantic texts.”
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Unfortunately for poor old Wayne, Kim K took to Twitter to debunk the rumors, saying, “Who the hell is Wayne Bridge?
Kim ended up with Kanye West and then Pete Davison, while Bridge married heartthrob Frankie Bridge on Saturday. How different the world could have been.
Lyndon Dykes and Victoria Thomson
Have you ever heard of the footballer who married his manager’s ex-girlfriend? No? Well, that’s what happened with QPR striker Lyndon Dykes and his beautiful wife Victoria Thomson.
The 26-year-old and his 39-year-old beau became a couple following his split from Jim Thomson, who coached Dykes during his time at Queen of the South between 2016 and 2019.
Dykes stayed with Victoria and Jim, who was the manager at the time, after signing for the Scottish minnows for the second time.
A source told the Scottish Sun of their relationship: “It’s strange and there had been a lot of rumours. There’s obviously a big age difference, but they had the baby and they look happy.”
Dykes and Victoria welcomed their son Time into the world in 2018 and got married.
Pamela Anderson and Adil Rami
France World Cup winner Adil Rami used to have sex with Baywatch girl Pamela Anderson twelve times a night, according to one of his former teammates – that’s more than the score of some forwards throughout their careers.
The unlikely duo dated for two years before Anderson, 54, called it quits on their relationship in 2019.
Former teammate Aleksandr Kokorin revealed the couple had a very active sex life in a YouTube chat with Ukrainian star Oleksandr Aliyev.
“Rami told us a lot of interesting things about Pamela Anderson,” he said. “Of course, everyone was interested in what their relationship was like in bed.
“Rami said Pamela was the best wife he had in his life. He said he and Pamela used to have sex 12 times a night.”
The couple split in 2019, with Anderson calling the former AC Milan and Sevilla ace a ‘monster’ and claiming their relationship had been a ‘big lie’.
Ronaldinho and Tomasi
Ronaldinho is well known for his partying exploits, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the Brazilian superstar dated Italian porn star Sara Tommasi after they “dated” and “had fun “.
Tomassi, 40, admitted to having a two-month relationship with the World Cup winner who was known for his, shall we say, colorful lifestyle in Italy.
She added that Ronaldinho was a true gentleman and treated her with affection. Tomassi said, “He’s a great guy, a really great guy, and he’s better than a girl like me could hope to meet.”
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Hilton
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a number of partners over the years, but few were more high profile than Paris Hilton.
Rumors began swirling about the pair after they were pictured getting cozy in a Los Angeles nightclub in June 2009, the same time the move to Real Madrid was confirmed .
Hilton – the millionaire heiress who is worth over £220million – was coy about the subject but denied any romantic undertones in their relationship.
“Cristiano and I are good friends,” she said. “Really good friends. He’s a nice guy – and an amazing athlete. We’re getting to know each other and I have to leave it at that.”
Their alleged date didn’t last much longer as the pair soon broke up, with the 40-year-old blonde reportedly rejecting CR7 after determining he was too “chicken” for her liking.
One wonders what he would have to say about it.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gemma Atkinson
Look who it is! Making his second entry on our list of unlikely adventures is Ronaldo, and this time it’s about his brief alliance with ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson.
The couple struck up an unlikely bond just after Atkinson left the iconic Channel 4 show, where she played Lisa Hunter.
But despite Ronaldo’s status as a global superstar, his date with the 37-year-old actress was surprisingly low-key as they had a cup of tea and watched Only Fools and Horses together.
“It was really, really glamorous,” the actress said sarcastically.
Speaking about his first date with the United star with Manchester-based radio station Key 103, Atkinson said: “We went to my house and had cups of tea and watched Only Fools and Horses. Really.”
It sounds adorable to us, but their affair didn’t last as Atkinson revealed how the star was hounded by paparazzi during their time together.
“With Cristiano it was crazy because wherever he went he was followed by photographers. When we broke up I was offered so much money to talk about him and I didn’t want that,” said she declared.
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