Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend has issued a sweet — albeit belated — Valentine’s Day message to the Ausralian tennis star.
Chiara Passari, who jetted in to Melbourne for lockdown after Kyrgios’ Australian Open singles exit, took to Instagram as she publicly expressed her love for the 25-year-old.
“I have learnt a lot and am also learning a lot about myself since meeting you,” she wrote alongside a photo of the two together in a car.
“There will always be struggles but as long as that magic and those unforgettable experiences are there it’s all worth it. Happy belated Valentine’s. I love you.”
Passari flew to Victoria to see Kyrgios lose to Dominic Thiem in the third round at Melbourne Park, and the pair spent Valentine’s Day together before Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis lost their doubles match on Sunday night.
Kyrgios was spotted giving his girlfriend a peck on the cheek during a training session. However, Passari was then filmed on the Australian Open broadcast awkwardly leaning away from one of his attempted kisses.
Kyrgios was philosophical after losing to Thiem in five sets — having coughed up a two-set lead — and it may have had something to do with the presence of Passari, who he admitted to missing badly in the early rounds of the tournament.
Kyrgios’ relationship appears rock solid after some eye-catching social media activity sparked rumors he’d split with Passari.
Kyrgios appeared to delete all but one image of Passari on his Instagram after she posted a cryptic message about “cheaters” before the Australian Open kicked off.
Passari didn’t mention any names or reference the Aussie tennis star in her post, which was uploaded to her Instagram story.
“Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they’re being unfaithful,” it read.
Passari added the caption “It keeps getting better y’all”, with several upside down smiling emojis.
But Kyrgios indicated they were on track by writing messages like “Miss u Chizzel” on the camera lens after his matches and dispelled any doubt about their relationship status when he referred to his “amazing girlfriend” when asked a question about his perspective on tennis after one match.