Many soccer fans are wondering what the future holds for him and France’s national team. Who is Kylian Mbappe dating?
Mbappé became the most sought-after soccer player in the world. At only 19 years old, he became the second youngest player to score a goal (after Pelé) at the prized tournament and helped his team win the 2018 World Cup. His feats and extraordinary skills earned him the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player award and French Player Award. As a player on Paris St. Germain, Mbappé won four Ligue 1 titles and three Coupes de France, and is the club’s second-highest all-time top goalscorer. After France beat Morrocco during the semi-final rounds, all eyes are on the team and how they will face Argentina and Mbappe’s Paris St. Germain teammate Lionel Messi, who announced that it will be his last World Cup.
In 2022 Forbes listed him as number 35 in the World’s Highest Paid athletes, and also listed him as number one on the World’s Most Paid Soccer Players list. “He’s a global icon already,” Sorare cofounder and CEO Nicolas Julia told the business magazine. “He wants to aid the world and show, also, that huge things can be built out of France.” He beat out both top soccer players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo The list has been dominated by the same people since 2014, but they have not been the dominant team in recent years. If France wins the World Cup against Argentina, Mbappé’s home country team would earn about $40 million, while the second-place team would earn $30 million. When he won the 2018 World Cup, he donated his entire $500,000 World Cup bonus to the charity Premiers de Cordée, which provides free sports instruction for children with disabilities. He is a soccer star who has received multiple endorsements by Nike, Hublot, Dior, and Hublot. So if Mbappé wins this World Cup, many fans will be asking: is he single? Maybe…but maybe not.
Let’s take a look at who Kylian Mbappé is dating.
Kylian Mbappé has been recently rumored to be linked to Belgian model Rose Bertram. According to The SunIt is believed to have met Mbappe in Paris after his foray into fashion.
Bertram was 13 years old when she signed to a modeling agency and was 16 when she signed to Dominque. Interview with Bertram Vogue, she said “I remember when I started people always told me that it would never work out. They told me that I’d never get to do big jobs because I wasn’t tall enough, didn’t have a very skinny high-fashion body type. Right now we’re in 2016, and it’s so important to give chances to girls who aren’t tall, who have curves, and are different. That way you can tell that fashion is changing, now it’s all about who you are.” On what her big break was, she told G-Star, “Definitely when I worked with Juergen Teller. You may be familiar with the famous photographer. I was about 18-19 years old when I worked with him on a campaign that appeared on billboards throughout New York. After that, I received a call by Sports Illustrated. It was the beginning of three years of hard work. This was good for building my image. And yeah, my following.”
Bertram was the boyfriend of Gregory van der Wiel who was a football player. She was 17 when she met Gregory van der Wiel, and they have a child together, born in Toronto. van der Wiel played for the same team as Mbappé but their paths did not cross since the former left the team in 2016, a year before the 23-year-old signed with Paris St. Germain.
Though Bertram and Mbappé haven’t been publicly seen together, the two are speculated to be together. The fans have speculated that the two are friends on Instagram.
Earlier in the year, Kylian Mbappé was linked to model Ines Rau. After she had attended the Cannes Film Festival, they were seen getting close to each other in Cannes. Fans wondered if the footballer was holding her in his arms as he walked along the beach.
Also from Paris, Rau started modeling in 2013 and became Playboy’s first trans model to appear on the front page of the magazine as Playmate of the Month in 2017. She recalled in the magazine, “It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually… took that chance, and then I signed with an agency.” There was a lot of backlash against Playboy’s decision. Cooper Hefner, son of the magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner, defended the cover and tweeted in 2017: ‘We should collectively be fighting for a more open world, not one that promotes hatred and a lack of acceptance.’
Rau is also an activist, fighting for indigenous rights. He advocates for antiracist, promigrant, and proLGBT stances. Interview with Rau Mitxte Magazine, she was asked what empowerment meant for her, and answered, “It’s not a very sophisticated or original answer, but for me, empowerment is first of all linked to the idea of power, as its etymological root indicates, quite simply. It’s the power that we all have within us and that can be nurtured, maintained and finally used as a tool to accept ourselves, to rise, to grow stronger and/or to assert ourselves. It’s all very simple, but that’s what it is. It applies to all areas, and all people. For example, when we talk specifically about female empowerment or woman empowerment, we’re talking about the idea of breaking free from a masculine straitjacket, but also reclaiming one’s power and might as a woman in a macho and patriarchal society.”
The Parisian model is also very fond of her hometown, which also happens to be Mbappé’s hometown as well. “If I wasn’t Parisian, I think I’d probably be dying to be,” she told Vogue. “We have that je ne sais quoi that is impossible to define,” she says simply. “A casual elegance. Parisian women don’t wear much make-up – it’s all achieved without putting in too much effort.”
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