Who is Loris Karius’ girlfriend? Italian bombshell Diletta Leotta dating Newcastle United man of moment
Loris Karius is certainly the man of the moment ahead of Newcastle United playing Man Utd in the Carabao Cup final and the eyes of the footballing world are also falling on his high-flying girlfriend Diletta Leotta.
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In a Carabao Cup final twist that has got all football fans talking, this weekend Newcastle United look set to turn to Loris Karius to make his Magpies debut between the sticks against Manchester United.
The 29-year-old German shot-stopper joined the North East side in September but has never been used by Eddie Howe with Nick Pope favoured in goal and Martin Dubravka second choice.
Suddenly, with Pope suspended and Dubravka cup-tied, it looks likely that Karius will make his long-awaited Newcastle debut and it couldn't come in a bigger match - against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
The keeper does, of course, have a history in cup finals after a shaky performance in the 2018 Champions League final ultimately costing Liverpool the title.
Understandably, Karius and what he has been doing since that error-ridden night has been on the mind of every Newcastle fan. NewcastleWorld takes a look at his life off the pitch, in particular life with partner Diletta Leotta.
The two don't appear to have been dating all too long, only making appearances on each other's Instagram feeds in 2023. Karius shared a New Year's snap with the bombshell whilst Leotta kept the keeper away from the main feed until Valentine's Day.
Earlier this week the pair were snapped relaxing in Milan with just days left before the Carabao Cup final. The couple have also been seen sunning themselves on loungers, smooching in a pool and playing some friendly padel tennis since they started dating last year.
In Leotta’s Valentine’s Day post dedicated to the ex Liverpool keeper, the duo pose in a photo booth at Soho Beach House Miami. Even though Karius seems to have been everywhere except Newcastle in recent months, Eddie Howe was adamant that the goalie was match fit.
The eyes of English football falling on your partner may seem a lot for many such early days into the relationship, but Karius' partner is familiar with being on camera.
The 31-year-old has worked as a host for streaming service DAZN since 2019 and covers high-profile Serie A and Champions League matches. Her social media is filled with photos of her working pitchside and the star boasts an impressive 8.6 million followers, more than four times the 1.8 million who follow Karius.
Frequently interviewing sports stars, there’s no doubt she understands the significance of the game on Sunday and could well be in the stands to watch Karius make his Newcastle debut.
Italian Leotta was born in Sicily and would grow up to study law at university in Rome before kickstarting her career in the media.
As one of Italy’s most popular sports broadcasters, there is a long rumour mill surrounding Leotta and her relationships. Previous beaus are believed to include Sky exec Matteo Mammì, boxer Daniele Scardina, actor Can Yaman and model Giacomo Cavalli - her relationship with the latter ending last year.
In recent weeks some showbiz outlets have even suggested that Leotta may be pregnant, but the presenter has not commented on the rumour herself.