Jose Juan Barea: Dallas Mavericks Guard Talks About Miss Universe Girlfriend
J.J. Barea Gives More Details On Romance With Zulyeka Rivera
The buzz around the sports gossip world today was the revelation that Mavs guard Jose Juan Barea is dating former Miss Universe Zulyeka Rivera.
According to ESPN's Jeff Caplan: "The six-month relationship has heated up the past couple of months, said Barea, who first made contact with the NBA's newest fan in September, about two weeks before he returned to Dallas from Puerto Rico to report to Mavs training camp."
It's a slight shocker to hear news about the diminutive Barea nabbing a supermodel/actress hottie. But it's not the first time something like this has happened before. Marko Jaric anyone?
Barea shared his tips on how to win the heart of a beauty queen with ESPN.
"Text message," said Barea, who did his own reconnaissance work to obtain her phone number. "I sent her a message to say hi, something simple like hope you're doing good."
And it worked! She ate it up and they went out on a date.
"It was an awesome first date," Barea said. "We took a private boat in Miami Beach and then went to a restaurant and hung out. Then I had to go to Dallas the next day."
At least there's still hope for the shorter guys in the world. Since Barea is not even close to six feet tall (his listed height in the NBA). Many suspect Barea is closer to 5'10" and Rivera is listed at 5'9".
Does this mean she's taller than J.J. when she's sporting heels?
Whatever the case, props go to Barea for netting himself a perfect 10 girlfriend.
He made short guys and all little men out there proud!
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