The 29-year-old mixed martial artist and professional boxer, Conor McGregor, is no stranger to controversy and scandals. The Irish brawler is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) but has made a fortune from his first-ever professional boxing match when he lost to legend Floyd Mayweather in August.
As of his private life, he is seemingly always in front of the camera and wanting to grab all the attention. The MMA superstar has established himself as one of the more raw and uncut figures in the growing sport. This time, however, he is making headlines with rumors about his love life. His girlfriend of nine years and mother of his son Conor Jr., Dee Devlin, who has given up her job in order to support the fighter on the road, had the perfect response to rumors of an affair with the 27-year-old British singer of Albanian origin, Rita Ora.
British R&B artist Rita Ora showed up on the red carpet of the British Fashion Awards last week and guess who she bumped into? Well, Conor McGregor himself! Then, the Kosovo-born performer shared pictures of and with him on social media platforms, but that was not all. Rita added some more spice by captioning the pictures ‘Date night’, and tagging McGregor. She also added a cheeky wink while seductively biting her lip. Contrary to what many would do, McGregor’s long-time girlfriend then decided to take a more conservative approach.
Dee Devlin, who has been with Conor since 2008, did not give in to the rumors. As a matter of fact, she quickly dismissed any insinuations with an adorable post showing the couple’s 7-month-old son, Conor Jack McGregor Junior. That’s a classy move, Dee! She decided to focus on what’s really important in life.
Naturally, people turned to social media to express their views. There were some who criticised Rita for being a ‘homewrecker’ and that she should have ‘more respect’. Conor’s gym teammate and sparring partner, Russian-born fighter Artem Lobov, wrote: “Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has a steak at home.”
Like McGregor, 30-year-old Devlin also hails from Dublin, the capital of Ireland. She has supported her boyfriend along every step of his way to success and according to The Sun, is in charge of his finances.
Last month, the UFC star told the Irish Mirror: “My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially nothing.”
Aren’t they adorable?
Here is more on Conor and Dee’s son.