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Neymar and Natalia Barulich: clues point to romance between model and PSG star

Clues on social media would suggest that the relationship between Neymar and model Natalia Barulich is more than that of just friends.

Neymar and Natalia Barulich: clues point to romance between model and PSG star

Rumours of a romance between Neymar and model Natalia Barulich have continued to grow following the PSG star's birthday party last Sunday.

Barulich broke up with Colombian singer, Maluma, last year, leading to speculation she had cheated on her now-ex with the Brazilian footballer.

Neymar and Barulich first met at one of the footballer’s previous birthday parties, at which Maluma performed. Since then they have maintained contact, with a growing number of clues suggesting that their relationship is more than that of just friends, such as Barulich’s heartfelt birthday message to the player on social media, which she capped off with two romantic emoticons.

Barulich’s message to Neymar

“Everyone knows how extraordinarily talented you are, but if they could only see how real and beautiful you are inside your heart. You have all my respect and honour baby” wrote the 28-year-old model.

Further apparent evidence is the fact that the model decided to stay a few more days in Paris after the birthday celebrations, sharing images of the pair hanging out together. They often share the red rose emoticon in their social media correspondence, yet another clue that points to their relationship being a romantic one.

For Neymar’s birthday party, Natalia wore a spectacular white dress, which she showed off on Instagram, along with the message: "When Neymar says to dress “white casual”… Feliz Aniversário (happy birthday), Ney!!" The post garnered over 1,600 comments, including from Neymar himself, who wrote “beautiful”. Later at the party, Barulich posted another picture of herself and Neymar together, writing “Baby's birthday”. Her pet name for the PSG ace is certainly one not usually reserved for friends. But hey, we’re just speculating!