WA’S HOT NEW COUPLE
HE’S the Formula One 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 WA’s next celebrity power couple, the pair are understood to have been discreetly seeing each other for several weeks.
While neither La Salle College graduate Gomes nor Duncraig-raised Ricciardo could be contacted yesterday, sources confirmed the pair were an item.
The chemistry was obvious when they appeared together for a 2015 photoshoot.
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, the son of Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner.
As one of Australia’s highest-profile sportsmen, Ricciardo, 29, has been exceptionally talented at keeping his private life out of the public glare.
He split with his long-term girlfriend Jemma Boskovich in 2016 and was earlier this year linked to event manager Annemarie Horbass.
With Christmas just around the corner, the jet-setting couple may well soon be returning home to Perth together.
Red hot: Daniel Ricciardo and Jessica Gomes before the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix. Picture: Jason Edwards