Who is Jessica Turini? Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr rumored to be dating popular influencer
PARIS, FRANCE: Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr may have fallen in love again -- this time with a Miss Espírito Santo contestant who is a popular model and social media influencer.
The sensational winger, 30, is being linked to model Jessica Turini, who is also 30. Turini, who represented the city of Vitória, the state capital, when she competed for Miss Espírito Santo 2014, already drew attention by sharing her reaction to Neymar's goal on social media networks. She reportedly filmed the penalty kick at Stadium 974 in Qatar and filmed herself kissing the emblem on the team's jersey that was autographed by the star.
A host of well-known celebrities arrived in Paris to celebrate New Year's Eve. Neymar, who plays for Ligue 1 side, Paris-Saint Germain, is said to have invited among his guests Turini. The model reportedly arrived at the French capital on Wednesday, December 27, and posted on her social media from there. Earlier, the brunette beauty was reportedly also in Qatar to watch the Brazilian national team's fixtures, according to Marca.
Turini reportedly lives in São Paulo and likes to race go-karts and is a big fan of surfing. Aside from modeling, her LinkedIn profile suggests she also works as a contact manager in an automation company run by her family. According to GShow.Globo, she is very religious and describes herself as "a servant of Jesus Christ and in love with him." She also has an Instagram highlight titled 'Jesus' in which she shares pictures of her visits to the church and praying among other things.
Turini is also a social worker, having carried out a social work during the 2020 pandemic to feed and clothe the homeless. According to the model, they brought them "love accompanied by prayers, words of life, words of hope, cookies, masks, and blankets." She has quite the following on social media, with around 111,000 followers on Instagram alone, where she shares moments from her life.
According to GShow.Globo, she has two brothers - Caio and Antônio.
The model shared some snaps on Wednesday, December 28, while in Paris, France, where Neymar also celebrated New Year's Eve with his PSG teammates, thus fueling speculation that he could have been the primary reason for her trip to the city of love. "Parisian night the way we like it," she captioned a post.
Neymar was most recently dating Bruna Biancardi, an influencer who competed on an MTV show 'De Ferias com o Ex' (Holidays with Exes). The former couple announced they were dating in January 2022, but the relationship apparently fizzled out by August 2022. Prior to Biancardi, the UEFA Champions League winner was in a long-term relationship with
Bruna Marquezine. They reportedly met at the Rio carnival in 2012 and had an on-and-off relationship for six years before ultimately parting ways due to their careers. However, the exes remain on good terms with each other.