The Bachelor star Brittany Hockley has been teasing a mystery romance on Instagram for the past two weeks without sharing his identity. The podcaster ‘soft launched’ her secret boyfriend on New Year’s Eve, sharing a snap of a romantic date while in Scotland.
While she hasn’t publicly acknowledged who she’s dating, Yahoo Lifestyle can reveal Brittany’s mystery man is professional footballer Benjamin Siegrist. The Swiss athlete is currently the goalkeeper for Celtic Football Club, based in Glasgow.
The reality TV star shared a snippet of Ben’s face in a recent Instagram montage of her time in Scotland on Saturday, before cutting to a shot of herself smiling at him.
In November, Brittany admitted she met her new squeeze on celebrity dating app Raya, which was when Ben and his team Celtic FC were in Australia to play against Sydney FC.
“We’re not in a relationship, it’s early days,” she said on The Kyle & Jackie O Show, before admitting her secret boyfriend “wasn’t Australian”.
She did suggest that the man she was seeing was also in the public eye, which could be why they are keeping their romance under wraps for now.
Many of Brittany’s fans flocked to social media to announce who she was dating, with one joking that she’s “always drawn towards the prof sporting type.”
As fans started naming Ben in the comments on her Instagram video, Brittany quickly unfollowed him to throw them off the scent.
“It’s Ben Siegrist — she was following him until she posted this and he was in Aus in [November] and plays for Celtics FC, hence the green and white,” a sleuthing fan declared.
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