By Laura Fox For Mailonline
Published: 14:05 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 21:18 GMT, 2 February 2020
Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez is reportedly dating Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor after splitting from his wife.
A source claimed that the football star, 28, has been on a string of dates with the Beauty, 22, after ending his marriage to ex-model Rita Johal.
The source also claimed that Taylor - who has been linked to Riyad's teammate Sergio Ageuro - refused to pursue a romance until she knew his marriage was over, and she even supported him at Man City's EFL semi-final match on Wednesday.
Over: Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez is reportedly dating Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor after splitting from his wife Rita (pictured in 2017)
'Riyad and Taylor get on brilliantly, and initially started hanging out as mates. He thinks she's gorgeous, and has joined her and her pals for a few group dates,' the source told The Sun On Sunday.
'They've been friends for a while but Taylor refused to go there romantically until she knew his marriage was over. She is very much a girls' girl and would never break that code.
'Taylor is stunning and Riyad’s team-mates have been ribbing him about how he’s been punching above his weight.'
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Riyad Mahrez, Rita Johal and Taylor Ward for comment.
Romance? A source has claimed that Riyad has been on a string of dates with Taylor (pictured) but she refused to pursue a romance until his