A look inside the VERY private dating life of Dustin Martin

Now we know the real reason why AFL champion Dustin Martin was upset about being asked whether his girlfriend liked his new clothing range.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal the Brownlow Medallist and Richmond Tigers hero has only recently broken up with glamorous Sydney food blogger and physiotherapist, Tania Acitelli.

Friends say the pair had been dating since December  – the latest in a string of beautiful women that has caught the champ’s attention.

Martin has previously been linked to Phoebe Carpenter, who once dated rugby league star Mitch Pearce.

She was referred to by other WAGs in social posts as  'Mrs M'.

Pictures of Martin relaxing at a backyard party and chillling out at lunch with friends give a rare glimpse inside the elite footballer's private world.

And it would appear that Martin is keen to keep his personal life as far away from footy mad Melbourne as possible. 

'Dustin likes interstate romances,' one source said.  

Food blogger and Sydney physiotherapist Tania Acitelli had been dating Dustin Martin up until recently

Food blogger and Sydney physiotherapist Tania Acitelli had been dating Dustin Martin up until recently

Sydney physiotherapist Tania Acitelli runs a successful food blog with more than 30,000 followers

Sydney physiotherapist Tania Acitelli runs a successful food blog with more than 30,000 followers 

Dustin Martin attended former teammate Tommy Hislop's daughter's first birthday party with his then girlfriend Tania Acitelli. Martin did not wish to discuss his love life this week

Dustin Martin attended former teammate Tommy Hislop's daughter's first birthday party with his then girlfriend Tania Acitelli. Martin did not wish to discuss his love life this week

At the launch of his new Bonds range on Tuesday, Martin was asked by Daily Mail Australia  'what his girlfriend thought of the new gear'. 

Instead of laughing the question off, Martin gave the reporter a 'death stare' before his manager stepped in. 

'This is the real reason he was confused by (the) girlfriend question,' the source said.  

 'Tania came down to Melbourne and stayed with Dustin the weekend he was suspended from the AFL and she was the reason he didn't go to visit his dad,' it was claimed.

Tania Acitelli (right) at the birthday party she attended with Dustin Martin. The couple split about a month ago

Tania Acitelli (right) at the birthday party she attended with Dustin Martin. The couple split about a month ago

Tania Acitelli in one of her many Instagram posts. She is a physio in Sydney and was linked to Dustin Martin

Tania Acitelli in one of her many Instagram posts. She is a physio in Sydney and was linked to Dustin Martin 

Tania Acitelli had been dating Dustin Martin since December. Martin is said to like 'interstate romances'

Tania Acitelli had been dating Dustin Martin since December. Martin is said to like 'interstate romances' 

Martin received a one-match suspension in round three and was fined $1500 over an off-the-ball strike on his GWS opponent Adam Kennedy. During the same match he was caught flipping the bird and making a snorting gesture.

'He took Tania that weekend to former teammate Tommy Hislop's daughter's first birthday. After his GWS game debacle he stayed at Tania’s apartment in Sydney that she shares with former Big Brother contestant, Lisa Clark.'

Photos obtained by DMA show a relaxed Martin at Hislop's party. 

Ms Acitelli is pictured at the party alongside Martin.  

The attractive blogger, who posts about her food exploits using a saucy Instagram handle, is also a successful physio at Pro Health Physio in Lane Cove, Sydney. 

 She was fully booked on Friday, but was

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