F1’ s Dan is A1 man for model Jessica
HE’S the Formula 1 driver who raced a top model off her feet — motor ace Daniel Ricciardo has found love with fashion bombshell Jessica Gomes.
In what could be the making of Australia’s next celebrity power couple, the pair are understood to have been discreetly seeing each other for several weeks.
Both Gomes and Ricciardo hail from Perth and the chemistry was obvious when they appeared together for a 2015 photoshoot.
While neither Gomes nor Ricciardo could be contacted yesterday, sources confirmed the pair were an item.
Gomes, 34, is an F1 fan — she drove in the celebrity challenge at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix and has lived in fashion’s fast lane for a decade.
The David Jones ambassador, who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue six times, previously dated actor Xavier Samuel, property developer Sebastian Drapac and rugby union player Rocky Elsom. In August she was linked to Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone magazine co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner.
One of Australia’s highestprofile sportsmen, Ricciardo, 29, has been exceptionally talented at keeping this private life out of the public glare.
He split with long-term girlfriend Jemma Boskovich in 2016 and earlier this year was linked to German event manager Annemarie Horbass.
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Daniel Ricciardo and Jessica Gomes together in 2015 ahead of the Melbourne Grand Prix.