She recently denied having a man in her life – but top model Nadia Forde has secretly been smitten with a hunky Welsh rugby player.
VIP chatted to Nadia last month and asked whether there was any romance going on, and she insisted she was single – but it turns out the 26-year-old had a secret boyfriend all along.
Now the loved-up aspiring singer is planning on bringing Bath player Dominic Day back to Ireland to meet her family and friends, with pals saying she’s planning a Dublin visit soon.
Nadia and Dom, as she calls him, have been seeing each other for over two months after they were introduced by her friend Debbie O’Leary and her fiance, and fellow Bath player, Peter Stringer after a game in London in March.
A friend of the London-based model revealed: “Nadia is being very guarded on this. She is being extremely cautious about Dominic. It is early days. They haven’t been seen anywhere. In fact, they have gone out of their way not to seen out together in public.”
But it seems the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star is now happy to show her man off as they went out for dinner in Soho and strolled around in the sunshine after staying in the plush Me hotel on the Strand in London.
“It’s very unlike Nadia to have a guy around so it shows it’s getting serious when they’ve been spotted out together,” an insider told the Irish Daily Mirror.
“It’s still very early days and she’s still getting to know Dominic, but he’s a gentleman and they’re great together so it won’t be long before she takes him home to Dublin to show him off. After being linked to so many fake boyfriends, it’s a relief for her this one is actually the real deal and it’s the happiest Nadia has been in ages.”
One of these ‘fake boyfriends’ the pal refers to is Nadia being linked to golfer Rory McIlroy, which she has always denied.
The gorgeous star has been single since splitting from Ireland rugby ace Luke Fitzgerald in 2012, which she says “devastated” her, as it ended badly.
And is it just us, or does her current squeeze bare more than a passing resemblance to her ex? It seems Nadia has a type!