Jarryd Hayne may have shuffled through his first NFL game but social media is going gaga over the news of his possible link up with pop star, Dinah Jane Hansen.
The 27-year-old Sydney boy has been caught getting close in a photograph with the 18-year-old singer who is a member of US girl group Fifth Harmony. The pop group has enjoyed global chart success this summer with their hit track, “Worth It”.
“The pair were pictured cuddling up in the tunnel of the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, most likely after the team’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday evening,” the Daily Mail noted.
Hayne is a member of the San Francisco 49ers and has been gaining popularity after playing his first game last Monday.
Although the pair has a huge age gap of nine years, Dinah, who rose to fame on the 2012 series of “X Factor” US, belongs to a similar cultural background as the athlete.
“They do have South Pacific backgrounds, with the pop star being of Tongan descent and Hayne’s father being Fijian footballer Manoa Thompson,” Noted News Online.
Dinah-Jane appears to have a craze for footballers as she previously dated her high school football player boyfriend, Siope Folau.
Hayne, who was drafted this year by the 49ers, formerly played rugby in Australia and eared honors at All Star, state and international levels throughout his rugby career.
“Hayne has become somewhat of a cult hero in San Francisco. Throughout the evening’s crowd shots of Monday Night Football, numerous jerseys with his number 38 could be easily spotted. The 49ers and Under Armour will now look to cash in on his enormous popularity in his native Australia, with a populous of nearly 24 people,” reported Fox News.
While the two have not confirmed the dating rumors, we can’t deny that Dinah and Jarryd look good together.