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Model Jessica Gomes FINALLY addresses rumours she is secretly dating AFL superstar Dustin Martin

Jessica Gomes has finally addressed rumours that she is dating Dustin Martin. 

The model, 35, was asked if she and the AFL superstar, 29, are in a relationship in this week’s Stellar. 

Refusing to confirm, or deny, the talk, Jessica instead said that, just like Dustin, she likes to remain tight lipped on her private life. 

Rumours: Jessica Gomes (pictured) has finally addressed rumours that she is dating Dustin Martin. The model, 35, was asked if she and the AFL superstar, 29, are in a relationship in this week’s Stellar

‘For me, it’s always worked best, and it keeps me safe, by keeping those things private,’ she said. 

‘My life is so out in the open through social media and so to have that balance – for my own mental health – I feel the need to keep those things private. 

‘I hope women can feel there’s a currency in what they’re doing; it’s not just who they’re dating.’ 

Private: Refusing to confirm, or deny, the talk, Jessica instead said that, just like Dustin, she likes to remain tight lipped on her private life. 'For me, it's always worked best, and it keeps me safe, by keeping those things private,' she said

Private: Refusing to confirm, or deny, the talk, Jessica instead said that, just like Dustin, she likes to remain tight lipped on her private life. ‘For me, it’s always worked best, and it keeps me safe, by keeping those things private,’ she said

Pictured: Dustin Martin playing for Richmond

She added: ‘My life is so out in the open through social media and so to have that balance – for my own mental health – I feel the need to keep those things private.’ Pictured: Dustin Martin

Jessica did admit that she was keen to settle down and start a family, with children hopefully on the cards. 

‘I want to have a family. And I want [my future children] to have the same kind of upbringing I had. 

‘I’m definitely looking for someone who’s a family person,’ she added. 

Family: Jessica did say she was keen to settle down and start a family, with children hopefully on the cards. 'I want to have a family. And I want [my future children] to have the same kind of upbringing I had. I'm definitely looking for someone who's a family person,' she said

Family: Jessica did say she was keen to settle down and start a family, with children hopefully on the cards. ‘I want to have a family. And I want [my future children] to have the same kind of upbringing I had. I’m definitely looking for someone who’s a family person,’ she said 

In April, Dustin Jessica were first rumoured to be in a romantic relationship.   

The Richmond Tigers premiership hero and the swimsuit model had enjoyed ‘several’ dinner dates in Melbourne this year, according to a report in the Herald Sun

While it is unclear if the pair are just friends or something more, a source confirmed they do know one another. 

Friendly: Dustin Martin and Jessica Gomes (pictured) are rumoured to be getting close, according to a new report on Saturday

Dates? In April, Dustin Jessica were first rumoured to be in a romantic relationship. The Richmond Tigers premiership hero and the swimsuit model had enjoyed ‘several’ dinner dates in Melbourne this year, according to a report in the Herald Sun  

Jessica declined to comment when approached by the paper, saying: ‘I am so sorry, but I can’t comment on this. I don’t talk about my private life.’

Martin’s manager Ralph Carr also declined to comment. 

The Tigers star, who won the Brownlow Medal in 2017, is notoriously guarded about his private life and rarely gives interviews. 

Tight lipped: Jessica declined to comment when approached by the paper, saying: 'I am so sorry, but I can't comment on this. I don't talk about my private life.' Martin's manager Ralph Carr also declined to comment

Tight lipped: Jessica declined to comment when approached by the paper, saying: ‘I am so sorry, but I can’t comment on this. I don’t talk about my private life.’ Martin’s manager Ralph Carr also declined to comment

Jessica was linked to Australian Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo in 2019, but he flatly denied the rumours. 

In 2016, she revealed that she was dating Australian actor Xavier Samuel, who starred in Twilight. 

The pair called it quits in 2017, but only made the announcement in May 2018 and assured fans they’re ‘still friends’. 

Busy: The model, who until recently was based in Los Angeles, appeared on Dancing With The Stars as a wildcard competitor earlier this year

Busy: The model, who until recently was based in Los Angeles, appeared on Dancing With The Stars as a wildcard competitor earlier this year

The model, who until recently was based in Los Angeles, appeared on Dancing With The Stars as a wildcard competitor earlier this year. 

Daily Mail Australia revealed in 2019 that Martin had broken up with glamorous Sydney food blogger and physiotherapist, Tania Acitelli. 

He has also previously been linked to Phoebe Carpenter, who once dated rugby league star Mitch Pearce. 

Read more: In this week's Stellar with Jessica Gomes on the cover

Read more: In this week’s Stellar with Jessica Gomes on the cover 


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