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Matildas star Sam Kerr confirms her relationship with American soccer player Kristie Mewis


Matildas star Sam Kerr confirms her relationship with American soccer player Kristie Mewis after splitting from longtime girlfriend Nikki Stanton

Sam Kerr has confirmed she’s dating U.S. soccer star Kristie Mewis after recently splitting from her long-term partner Nikki Stanton.

The 27-year-old Matildas captain went public with their relationship in a post on Instagram on Monday.

Sam shared a Polaroid photo of Kristie, 30, sitting on her lap as they shared a passionate kiss, tagging her girlfriend in the caption and adding a red heart emoji.

Moving on: Sam Kerr (R) has confirmed she’s dating U.S. soccer star Kristie Mewis (L) after recently splitting from her long-term partner Nikki Stanton. On Monday, the Matildas captain, 27, shared this Polaroid photo on Instagram of herself kissing Kristie, 30, adding a heart emoji

Meanwhile, Kristie shared a cosy selfie with Sam on her own Instagram Stories on Monday, which showed the two women pressing their heads together.

The football stars sparked romance rumours at the Tokyo Olympics, after Kristie was seen comforting Sam on the field following the Matildas’ devastating defeat.

After losing 4-3 to the USA during a bronze medal match last week, Kristie took a moment to sit with Sam on the soccer field after the tense game.

New love: Kristie shared this cosy selfie with Sam on her own Instagram Stories on Monday, which showed the two women pressing their heads together

New love: Kristie shared this cosy selfie with Sam on her own Instagram Stories on Monday, which showed the two women pressing their heads together

Getting close: The soccer stars sparked romance rumours at the Tokyo Olympics, after Kristie was seen comforting Sam on the field following the Matildas' devastating defeat

Getting close: The soccer stars sparked romance rumours at the Tokyo Olympics, after Kristie was seen comforting Sam on the field following the Matildas’ devastating defeat

At one stage, Kristie nuzzled her face into Sam’s shoulder as she wrapped an arm around her back in return. 

Their relationship comes after Sam’s recent split from her girlfriend of seven years, fellow American soccer player Nikki, 30. 

Sam ended her relationship with Nikki in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics, The Daily Telegraph reported last week.

A shoulder to cry on: After losing 4-3 to the USA during a bronze medal match last week, Kristie took a moment to sit with Sam and comfort her on the field

A shoulder to cry on: After losing 4-3 to the USA during a bronze medal match last week, Kristie took a moment to sit with Sam and comfort her on the field

Sparking rumours: At one stage, Kristie nuzzled her face into Sam's shoulder as she wrapped an arm around her back in return

Sparking rumours: At one stage, Kristie nuzzled her face into Sam’s shoulder as she wrapped an arm around her back in return

She reportedly told friends she’d simply ‘fallen out of love’ with Nikki, whom she had met in 2014 while playing soccer in the U.S.

Their relationship couldn’t withstand the long distance, with Nikki living stateside while Sam is now primarily based in the UK.

Sources close to both Nikki and Sam confirmed their split to the newspaper, and both women have unfollowed each other on social media.

Ex factor: Their relationship comes on the back of Sam's recent split with her girlfriend of seven years, fellow American soccer player Nikki Stanton (pictured)

Ex factor: Their relationship comes on the back of Sam’s recent split with her girlfriend of seven years, fellow American soccer player Nikki Stanton (pictured)

‘Sam was the one who ended things and Nikki was obviously upset but she is healing,’ a friend told the publication. 

Meanwhile, a source revealed Sam was in good spirits in the Tokyo athletes’ village, saying: ‘If there is any sadness around the break up it certainly wasn’t evident.’

Rumours of their split first emerged in June, during the Matildas’ pre-Olympic team camp in Sweden. 

End of the road: 'Sam was the one who ended things and Nikki was obviously upset but she is healing,' a friend told The Daily Telegraph of their split

End of the road: ‘Sam was the one who ended things and Nikki was obviously upset but she is healing,’ a friend told The Daily Telegraph of their split

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