Neymar’s 52-year-old mom has stolen the limelight from her son after it emerged she is dating a gamer aged just 22.
Nadine Goncalves’ new boyfriend is even six years younger than the Brazilian star.
Nadine revealed on Instagram that she is dating gamer Tiago Ramos.
She posted a picture of herself embracing Ramos in a garden. And she accompanied the snap with the caption: “The inexplicable cannot be explained, you live it… ❤️”
Brazilian outlet UEL Esporte has shed more light on Ramos, revealing him to be part of a gaming team called 4K Easy.
But if that sounds a little geeky, he balances it out by also happening to be a model.
Nadine split with Neymar’s father and agent, Wagner Ribeiro, in 2016 after 25 years of marriage.
And despite the age gap, her new relationship appears to have the approval of her superstar son.
Neymar commented on her Insta post: “Be happy mom ❤️ love you.”
And even Ribeiro appeared to give the pair his blessing with applause emojis.
Long before meeting Nadine, Ramos, from the Brazilian city of Pernambuco, was a super-fan of Neymar.
He revealed that he sent the Paris Saint-Germain star a message in 2017, reading: “Neymar you are fantastic, I don’t know how to explain the emotion of being a fan of a guy like you, I see you playing and I’m very motivated, one day I hope to read this message with you, be your brother, and play together.
“I know that one day I will meet you, because I am a dreamy boy where I do not give up on my goals! Stay with God, very successful and happy.”
And his wish appeared to have come true when he posted a picture of himself with his hero back in January — before sharing another snap from Neymar’s lavish birthday bash a month later.
Nadine’s new toy boy isn’t the only unusual relationship to have graced Brazilian football this season. Hulk married his ex-wife’s niece recently after starting a relationship last year.