Barcelona soccer superstar, Neymar broke hearts everywhere when he revealed that he’s officially in a relationship. His current girlfriend is Bruna Marquezine, a gorgeous model and actress from Brazil. Stay right where you are, because we’ve got all the facts about her right here!
It’s not news that Barcelona’s, Neymar is off the market. The Brazilian soccer player is currently dating Bruna Marquezine, an actress and model from his home country. Though they’ve had ups and downs in their relationship, they’re still together and going strong. While Neymar is busy with the 2017 La Liga Santander, we’re sure Marquezine is cheering him on. Dying to know more about Neymar’s girlfriend? Here’s everything you need to know about her in Bruna Marquezine’s wiki.
#1. She Began Her Career at the Age of Five
The 21-year-old was born Bruna Reis Maia in Duque de Caxias, a city in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her parents, Telmo Maia and Neide Maia, raised her and her sister, Luana in Duque de Caxias. She changed her last name to Marquezine, as a tribute to her grandmother.
Marquezine was only five years old when she was discovered by Brazilian director, Cininha de Paula, who saw her in a commercials with Xuxa, a presenter, and invited the young Marquezine to star as Salette in the primetime telenovela, Mulheres Apaixonadas. Since portraying the sweet Salette, she became famous in every household in Brazil.
By the age of 15, Marquezine had acted in several telenovelas like América, Cobras & Lagartos, Desejo Proibido, Negócio da China, Araguaia, Aquele Beijo, and Salve Jorge. Her breakthrough role was playing the protagonist of Em Familia, which aired on Globo Television. Her sister, Luana, made her acting debut on the same show.
After becoming a national telenovela star, she also ventured into theater and modeling. At just 21 years old, she has already amassed a net worth of $3.0 million. Sure, it’s not much compared to Neymar’s astounding net worth of $90.0 million, but it was earned through her own hard work, and is very impressive for someone so young! She continues making a pretty penny through commercials.
— Infos Marquezine (@InfosMarquezine) February 27, 2017
#2. They Have an On-Again, Off-Again Relationship
For young, successful celebs, dating is never smooth-sailing. Just look at Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez! Like Jelena, Neymar and Marquezine have had a few breakups before reigniting their relationship again. They first began dating in 2013, but ended things a year later. However, during the 2014 World Championship in Brazil, they were spotted shopping together. Naymar had admitted that he still had strong feelings for Marquezine.
Just when we thought they rekindled their relationship, the couple broke up again! During their off-period, the 25-year-old soccer star was cozying up with another model, Gabrielle Lenzi. But that was a very brief dating rumor, and he was back with Marquezine soon after. At the moment, all signs show that they are going stronger than ever.
#3. They Allegedly Broke up Because She Wanted Kids
When the couple broke up in 2014, reports claimed the reason was because Marquezine wanted to have kids. She said in an interview, “I will continue working, but I will with my husband and be a mother of twins. My biggest dream is to be a mother.” Since Neymar is well known for his partying ways, he wasn’t ready to have kids. He even made that clear in a press conference before dating Gabrielle Lenzi.
Bruna was 18 at that time, and Neymar was 21. But Neymar became a father at 19 years old. He dated a woman named Carolina Dantas with whom he had a son named Davi Lucca. At the time David (who is now five years old) was born, Neymar was quoted saying, “I cried when I learned that I would be his father. At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying it.”
#4. A Social Media Queen
Proof of Bruna Marquezine’s soaring popularity is her 19.7 million followers on Instagram. She has over four million followers on Twitter, while Neymar has more than 27 million on Twitter and 69 million followers on Instagram! A popular pair! She is very active on Instagram, though you won’t see too many pictures of her with her man. But when they do post something together, they look absolutely in love! In 2016, while the media speculated whether or not they were back to together, Neymar posted a picture on Valentine’s Day that confirmed the rumors of their rekindled love.
Most of Marquezine’s Instagram posts are some of her hot modeling shoots. She has also shared pictures from her Adidas campaign, as well other photoshoots. Her most recent pictures are from her vacation, which includes visiting the Louvre in France, Thames, London Eye, Big Ben in the U.K., and sunny beaches with dolphins in Turk and Caicos. She has also posted pictures of her work with the U.N. Refugee Agency. And yes, she also promotes Neymor’s “Neymoji” stickers.