One of the NFL’s best wide receivers appears to be dating one of the world’s most famous supermodels. New England Patriots star Julian Edelman and Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima are an item, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The report denies rumors that Lima is instead dating Ryan Seacrest. There have been reports that the model and TV personality first got together in Rio during the Olympics, and they were recently spotted having dinner in New York City. But a source tells ET that the dinner in Rio included a large group of people, and Lima and Seacrest are “definitely not dating.”
ET states that Lima and Edelman were introduced in Miami this summer by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. It was reported in early July that Lima had broken up with her now ex-boyfriend Joe Thomas, and rumors began to spread that she was seeing Edelman later in the month.
“It's still in the beginning but they’re having such a great time together and getting to know each other,” a source tells ET. “They’re seeing where it goes!”
Edelman isn’t the first professional athlete that Lima has dated. She married former NBA player Marko Jaric in 2009, but the couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.
Edelman joins an ever growing list of Patriots that are romantically linked to models. Quarterback Tom Brady has been married to Gisele Bundchen since 2009, and New England wide receiver Danny Amendola is reportedly dating Olivia Culpo.