Young love, isn’t it a wonderful thing?

After what felt like years of Joel Embiid and Rihanna talk, it looks like we can officially put that saga to bed. Embiid has a new lady friend and the feelings this time, are mutual.

Meet Anne de Paula.

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de Paula, 23, is from Rio de Janerio, Brazil and is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model with more than 138,000 followers on Instagram. She had previously dated Irish rock star Danny O’Donoghue, but The Sun reports that the two split up after a three-year relationship and she and Embiid are now an item.

Our biggest clue that the two could be dating came last night when Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Sixers, posted a photo of the two kissing on his Instagram, saying that they’re engaged, but we think that’s probably just a joke.

de Paula was spotted in China for the Sixers preseason games, you can see her at the beginning of the video below.

She posted this to her Instagram story the night of the Sixers’ home opener.

She was in Philly again last night for their triumph against the Magic, sitting courtside in another Instagram story.


Finally, Joel Embiid commented ‘Linda’ on her Instagram on Oct. 4, which is Portuguese for beautiful.

That’s about as official as it gets, folks.

While his teammate had his high-profile relationship with Kendall Jenner ended over the summer, Embiid looks smitten with de Paula.

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