There have been several world-class Brazilian players in football over the years. Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Neymar Jr is surely one of them. According to many, he is the best footballer in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He currently plays alongside the latter, together with Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar became famous when he was at Santos FC in his home country. With the eye-catching skills and flair he displayed on the pitch, he lured Barcelona’s scouts to bring him to Spain. Barca spent €86.2m and landed Neymar’s signature.
As much as he is in the headlines for his skills and dribbling, the 30-year-old has also been there for his long list of lovers. Let’s take a closer look at his dating history and children.
Neymar Jr only has one child who was born with his first to Carolina Dantas
Neymar met Carolina Dantas when he played in Brazil. That was before he left for Barcelona in June 2013, which suggests he met her before that. The couple kept their relationship under wraps most of the time and only posted images online with the other after the birth of their son, David Lucca.
The pair welcomed Lucca on 24 August 2011. Neymar has taken his son along to many games and has even celebrated with him after wins. It is unknown when he split with his son’s mother, but reports say that it happened after David was born.
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In the past, the football star has shared a wholesome message for his then-five-year-old son. He posted it on Instagram in 2016. The message said, “Happy birthday my Son … May God bless you and enlighten your path always. Daddy loves you”.
After splitting with Dantas, Neymar had flings with several women, according to reports. However, no parties have confirmed if any of the rumors were true.
Neymar’s most famous girlfriend was Bruna Marquezine
Bruna Marquezine is a Brazilian actress. She hails from the famous Rio de Janeiro in the country. Bruna has been appearing on many TV shows since she was a child. Being a famous model and actress in Brazil and across the world, Marquezine has racked up more than 43 million followers on Instagram right now.
Brazil is known all over the world for its carnivals that lure people from every corner. Bruna met Neymar in a similar situation in Rio in 2012. They did date for a while, before breaking up the next year. However, they patched back up before splitting again in 2016.
Once again, the couple got back together shortly after. It seemed like both Neymar and Bruna had trouble navigating through their on-and-off relationship. They dated for a while before breaking up for good in 2018. That was before the footballer left Barca to join PSG in a record €222m deal.
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Bruna announced their split to the world in an interview. She said, “It was a decision that came from him, but there is a lot of respect, a lot of love, for him and for everything that we have lived for. You know I do not usually talk about my personal life. I’ll talk about it because I have to talk, but it will only be once.”
Apart from these women, reports say that Neymar has not been serious with others. However, the media has spotted him with famous personalities like Anitta at parties in Brazil. But once again, neither parties have confirmed the rumors.