January 7, 2013

Tomic true to type in romance stakes

Tomic's new romantic interest, Chelsey Grbcic
WELL one thing's for sure about Bernard Tomic - he has a type.

The controversial tennis player touched down into Sydney yesterday as talk turned from his thumping performance at the Hopman Cup in Perth to his off-court form - and in particular his new girlfriend.

Having split last March from his blonde model sweetheart Donay Meijer, Tomic is reportedly now squiring blonde beauty Chelsey Grbcic who, like Tomic's previous squeeze, is also a fellow Gold Coast local and occasional catwalk treader who was once awarded the Miss Croatia Gold Coast title.
Ms Grbcic's family yesterday confirmed the Griffith University law student was dating Tomic and had ventured across to Perth to watch her new beau compete in the Hopman Cup.

She was spotted sitting in Tomic's courtside box taking photos and cheering as he demolished world No.23 Andreas Seppi last Thursday.

It's also understood Grbcic was courtside to cheer on Tomic's shock win over Novak Djokovic last week, earning her stripes as somewhat of a good luck charm perhaps?

Bernard Tomic and former flame Donay Meijer. Source: The Courier-Mail
Ms Grbcic, who was the captain of her Somerset College rowing team in 2009 and school house captain in 2010, has been a coach at Gold Coast Gymnastics Club.

She was in the running for the Gold Coast Knights soccer club's Miss Croatia title last year and also has been seen on the arms of elite The Southport School boys as their formal dates in recent years.

News of her relationship with Tomic came as a shock to many friends yesterday.

Several said they had no idea she was in a high-profile relationship with the tennis bad boy, often more famous for his off-court controversies.

Gold Coast Knights president Mario Volarevic said Ms Grbcic had been a regular at the club for years, helping take photos and competing in its Miss Croatia contest.

"She's a lovely girl, very smart, well respected and pretty switched on," he said.

"She's been around for about four years and always helps with taking photos.

"I don't think anyone knows about her relationship with Tomic.

"I'm sure if it was on the radar we would've been talking about it.

"That's very exciting news."

Confidential can only hope this current romance is blessed with a little more good fortune than Tomic's last one, with he and Meijer parting on somewhat bitter terms after Tomic accused the model stunner of using him to further her career. Ouch.

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