Brazil and Paris St. Germain superstar Neymar Jr has split up with his girlfriend since 2012, Brazilian actress and model Bruna Marquezine. The announcement was made by Bruna who was attending a gala event in her homeland of Brazil.
The pair have been in an on and off relationship since 2012 and Bruna claimed that it was Neymar who decided to break-up with her. She also said that despite the split, she still very much loved Neymar.
Bruna said, as quoted by Goal.com, “It was a decision that came from him, but there is a lot of respect, a lot of love, for him and for everything that we have lived for. You know I do not usually talk about my personal life. I’ll talk about it because I have to talk, but it will only be once.”
Rumours were rife that the pair split up over their political differences, with Brazil in the midst of a highly-polarizing and controversial Presidential election.
But Bruna denied this, adding, “I want it to be clear that it would not be for that,” she said. “It was a decision of him, but there is a lot of love and respect, it’s all right.”
Neymar will now hope to concentrate on his busy professional career, with his club PSG set to take on their biggest rivals Marseille in the upcoming weekend.