Richmond star Dustin Martin linked with model Jessica Gomes
Dustin Martin, one of Australia’s most eligible singles, could be out of the market.
A report in the Herald Sun claims the AFL superstar has been spotted at multiple dinners with model Jessica Gomes – though neither party is willing to confirm this is an item.
Gomes told the Melbourne newspaper: “I am so sorry, but I cannot comment on this. I’m not talking about my private life, “while Martin’s manager Ralph Carr also declined to comment.
Who is Jessica Gomes?
Gomes, 35, was born in Sydney, raised in Perth and signed with IMG Models at the age of 19 after moving to New York.
She appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition every year from 2008 to 2015 before working as a fashion ambassador for David Jones.
She was friends with Heath Ledger, another Perth product, and had lunch with the late actor the day before his death in 2008.
Gomes has had several high-profile romances, including Twilight actor Xavier Samuel, former Wallabies rugby player Rocky Elsom and businessman Sebastian Drapac.
She was also linked to Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo, but they have denied the rumors.
Now based in Byron Bay, Gomes was recently in Sydney to film Dancing With The Stars after being revealed as a member of the upcoming season’s cast.
Dusty’s notoriously secret private life
While the Richmond midfielder has started to develop his personal brand since becoming the AFL’s biggest star, you barely hear about his love life.
At various times over the past few years, he’s been linked to Sydney food blogger Tania Acitelli, Phoebe Carpenter, who once dated rugby league star Mitchell Pearce, and model Chontelle Berryman.
But reporters quickly learned not to ask questions about the women in the life of three-time medal winner Norm Smith – as we discovered during a promotional appearance of Bonds in late 2019.
A reporter accused Martin’s manager of pushing him on the back after he asked him “what does your girlfriend think about the equipment?” following rumors he was dating Berryman.
Stormy night for Dusty, Tigers
Martin’s Tigers suffered a Disappointing 34-point loss to Melbourne on Saturday night and the prime minister’s three-time winner was injured.
After suffering a concussion against the Demons, his coach Damien Hardwick also revealed that the midfielder is suffering from a foot injury.
“He’s obviously going to miss next week (with a concussion) which is disappointing, but that’s the lay of the land at the moment and the health and well-being of the players is the top priority for our medical staff and AFL, so we will respect that and it ‘It will take its 12 days,’ Hardwick said.
“He had problems with his feet. They weren’t significant but it affected him and last week was kind of the same. In all fairness, even if he’s going to run out of time for a bit, this might be the best thing for him. He’s a proud man, he would never have raised his hand to complain, but the point is, he wasn’t explosive himself because of it. He will get better.
Perhaps with a little special attention at home.