Bella Hadid is reportedly interested in British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and reports suggest that the two have been flirting with each other for a couple of weeks. Hadid and Joshua met at GQ Men of the Year Awards last year and some fans claim that the two have been exchanging “likes” on Instagram.
Anthony Joshua picked himself off the canvas in the biggest fight of his career against Wladimir Klitschko and went on to score a late TKO in the 11th round in a sold out Wembley Arena. The handsome boxer is one of the most eligible bachelors and model Bella Hadid is ready to move on from The Weeknd.
According to Hollywood Life, Bella Hadid has a crush on Joshua and the two have been exchanging messages.
“Bella hasn’t felt this attracted to someone since she broke up with [The Weeknd], and she’s super psyched that she’s met somebody that she fancies at last,” the publication claims.
“She hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Anthony since they met, and they text and WhatsApp each other regularly.” The celebrity news site claims that they have not been able to meet up yet due to their busy schedules.
The Weeknd has quickly moved on to another relationship with Selena Gomez. It is unclear whether Bella and Serena were friends, but the two have been seen in photos together and some fans claim that Hadid unfollowed Selena on Instagram for hooking up with her ex.
Anthony Joshua has been in an on/off relationship with pole dance teacher Nicole Osborne. She gave birth to his son Joseph Joshua last year. However, the two have reportedly split. The British-Nigerian boxer prefers to keep his personal life private. He revealed to his fans the birth of his son with the following tweet: “Achieved one of my goals as a professional boxer! Now the dust has settled it’s time to relax with my lil champ JJ.” The boxing champion has kept his son off of social media since the announcement.
While Bella Hadid rakes in millions as a model, Anthony Joshua is a multi-millionaire from his young boxing career. Joshua received the biggest payday of his career in his last fight where he reportedly earned about $30 million in the Klitschko fight earlier this year.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that Anthony Joshua broke the British PPV record, according to The Sun.
“We broke British Box Office records on pay-per-view. We can’t tell you the number because it’s too early but the record was 1.5m, beat that for sure.”
The boxer’s good looks and knockout power has attracted lucrative sponsorship deals, such as Under Armor, Audemars Piguet, Lucozade, and Sky Sports.
Bella Hadid and Anthony Joshua are yet to be photographed together since their meeting last year. However, neither has denied the rumors surrounding their budding relationship.
Bella Hadid was voted “Model of the Year” last year for Model.com’s awards. The 20-year old model has been featured on the covers of multiple magazines including Seventeen Magazine, W Magazine Korea, British GQ, Flare, and Paper Magazine. Bella started dating the “Party Monster” singer in 2015 and the relationship lasted almost two years.
Reports suggest that Bella is ready to move on and Anthony Joshua is single. Bella Hadid stated that she is proud to be a Muslim when discussing President Donald Trump’s travel ban. While Anthony Joshua doesn’t follow any particular religion, he posted a photo on Instagram praying in a Mosque and many commenters responded with anti-Muslim backlash.
While the relationship is yet to be confirmed between Bella and Anthony, many fans think they would be a good match.
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