NEYMAR is famous around the world for his skills on the pitch, but it’s his mum Nadine Goncalves who is steeling the limelight off it after she revealed she is dating a toy boy SIX years younger than her son.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has given his approval to his 52-year-old mother’s relationship with 22-year-old Tiago Ramos.
Who is Neymar’s mum Nadine Goncalves?
Not much is known about Nadine, but she has a close relationship with son Neymar – he even has a tattoo of her face on his bicep.
Neymar often shares family snaps of them together on his Instagram, along with his younger sister Rafaella Santos.
The 52-year-old split from the Brazilian’s dad Neymar Santos Sr just over three years ago in 2016 after 25 years of marriage.
The mum-off-two recently announced her new relationship with 22-year-old toy boy Tiago Ramos, who is six years young than her son.
When did Nadine Goncalves start dating Tiago Ramos?
Nadine confirmed her new relationship with Tiago on Easter Sunday 2020, by posting a photo of the pair looking lovingly at each other Instagram.
She wrote in a message to her 1.4m followers: “The inexplicable cannot be explained, you just live it.”
Her 28-year-old son Neymar, who currently is on coronavirus lockdown at his luxury home near Rio de Janeiro, seemed to give the relationship his blessing by replying: “Be happy mum” alongside a heart emoji before adding: “I love you.”
The footballer’s dad also appeared to give the pair his blessing with applause emojis.
Who is the father to Nadine Goncalves’ children?
Nadine has two children with Neymar Santos Sr, who also was a footballer and eventually became their son’s agent.
Their first born is professional footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born February, 5, 1992.
They also have a daughter named Rafaella Santos, born on March 11, 1996, who is a model and has over 5.6 million followers on Instagram.
Rafaella dated footballer Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, but the couple reportedly broke up in 2018.
Who is Tiago Ramos?
A keen video gamer, Ramos is reportedly a member of one Brazil’s most important E-sports teams called 4K Easy Game.
The 22-year-old is believed to be from the Brazilian city of Pernambuco in the country’s north-east region, and has also been described as a model.
Tiago was a guest at Neymar’s 28th birthday in Paris in February 2020 and is supposedly a friend of the footballer.
The fitness fanatic posted the same picture of him cuddled up with Nadine on his Instagram on Easter Sunday, writing: “Inexplicable.”
Ramos has said to have once been a promising footballer when he played for a club called Ferroviario Atletico Clube in the city of Fortaleza at the start of his short career.
Is Tiago Ramos Neymar’s stepdad?
It seems Nadine and Tiago haven’t been dating that long and only revealed their relationship to the public on Easter Sunday, 2020.
Tiago is not yet Neymar’s stepdad and the pair were apparently friends before his relationship with Neymar’s mum.
Long before meeting Nadine, Ramos was a super-fan of Neymar and revealed that he sent the former Barcelona 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.”