“This is a totally malicious and fictitious account”


The Russian model refutes reports that she actively pursued Tom Brady at a wedding in Sardinia. (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Irina Shayk’s reps are vigorously denying reports that the Russian model “threw” on newly single, newly retired footballer Tom Brady at a lavish wedding in Sardinia, Italy.

Rumors of Shayk’s pursuit of the beloved former quarterback emerged last week in a Page Six report which claimed that Shayk had made “a straight line” for Brady, 45, at the exotic wedding of the billionaire Joe Nahmad and model Madison Headrick, held at the luxurious Hotel Cala di Volpe. The article said Shayk, 37, “barely let [Brady] out of his sight” and “followed him around” the festivities “all weekend”, and that she “even pounced on him” at the nuptials, which also hosted high-profile guests such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Serena and Venus Williams.

The report added that Brady, who split from model Gisele Buündchen, his wife of 13 years, in 2022, “wasn’t interested” in pursuing anything with Shayk.

In response to the allegations, a rep for Shayk told Page Six that the claim was “totally fictional.” Cheri Bowen, vice president of The Society Management, also told DailyMail.com: “This story is completely untrue. It is a totally malicious and fictitious account of the evening.”

Last week, a friend of Shayk’s told DailyMail.com Shayk and Brady’s relationship was simply “platonic”.

“They’re just friends. They have a purely platonic relationship,” the friend said.

Shayk is the latest female celeb to be linked – accurately or not – to Brady since his divorce last fall, with insiders recently ending speculation about him and Kim Kardashian.

The model shares a 6-year-old daughter, Lea, with actor Bradley Cooper. Despite the fact that the couple separated in 2019, they are often seen spending time together while traveling with their daughter.

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