Max Verstappen’s girlfriend breaks silence on reported break-up

Brazilian model Kelly Piquet has addressed rumours surrounding her relationship with Max Verstappen.

Formula One fans were left speculating about the status of Kelly Piquet’s relationship with F1 driver Max Verstappen, but the Brazilian model swiftly put the rumours to rest. 

Concerns arose when some social media users noticed that Piquet’s Instagram profile no longer displayed a highlight dedicated to her boyfriend, Max Verstappen. 

However, it was revealed to be a glitch, and Piquet clarified the situation by sharing a story in honour of Verstappen’s success in securing his fourth consecutive pole position in Austria.

Piquet, known for her glamorous lifestyle and F1 connections as the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet, has been a constant source of support for Verstappen. 

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The couple enjoys a jet-setting life, traveling the world together. 

Piquet previously dated Russian racer Daniil Kvyat and shares a daughter, Penelope, with him.

While Piquet’s relationship with Verstappen continues to flourish, her father, Nelson Piquet, faced controversy earlier this year. 

In March, he was fined £780,000 for making racist and homophobic comments about Lewis Hamilton. 

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The Brazilian court ruled against the three-time world champion after he was filmed using a racial slur against Hamilton during a podcast. 

Nelson Piquet made derogatory remarks about Hamilton, including the use of homophobic slurs. 

The charges were brought by several human rights groups, resulting in the fine and public condemnation of his comments by Formula 1 and Hamilton’s Mercedes team.

Nelson Piquet has since apologised for his remarks, clarifying that the term used was not intended to offend and explaining its colloquial usage in Brazilian Portuguese. 

He strongly condemned discrimination and expressed his willingness to clarify his thoughts on the matter. 

Hamilton responded to the incident by calling for change and stating that archaic mindsets have no place in the sport.

Despite the controversy surrounding Nelson Piquet, Kelly Piquet’s relationship with Verstappen remains unaffected. 

The couple made their relationship public on New Year’s Day in 2021, sharing romantic photos from a beach in Brazil. 

Kelly, who has worked in motorsport PR and social media for Formula E, is a familiar face in the pitlane and frequently showcases her glamorous lifestyle on Instagram, where she has amassed over 1.1 million followers.

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Piquet’s Instagram feed features modeling shots, luxurious travel destinations, and heartwarming moments with her daughter Penelope. 

She frequently expresses her love and support for Verstappen, including birthday tributes and messages of pride. 

However, Piquet has also shared her concerns for Verstappen’s safety following his recent accidents on the track.