Raymond van Barneveld has enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers in darts. The Dutchman retired last year with 82 tournament wins, including five world championships and 21 major titles.
Who is Raymond van Barneveld’s girlfriend?
Van Barneveld is dating Julia Evans, 35.
According to Teller Report, Evans comes from London and works on the London Underground.
The pair have been together since April 2019 after meeting at a darts tournament in Southampton.
Speaking to Art About the Floor, Evans said of the relationship: “We started talking and chatted with each other for a while. There was a real click, which surprised me too.
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“He is patient and sweet. I understand him and he me. I think we fit well together.”
She added: “I want to grow old with him. I don’t rule out marriage.”
Van Barneveld is currently in the process of finalising his divorce with wife Silvia after 25 years of marriage.
A spokesperson for the darts star said last year: “I can’t speak for Silvia but they have been working on getting divorced for a few months. They are wanting to do it at their own pace.
“They live their own lives but with a good understanding of each other.”
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Van Barneveld has revealed how his new girlfriend Julia helped him deal with the depression caused by a difficult end to his darts career.
The 52-year-old crashed out in the first round of the World Championship in December at the hands of Darin Young.
“I was convinced I’d have a good run in the world championships even though the whole year had been poor,” said the Dutch star.
“When I was beaten by Darin it felt like the floor was gone under my feet. I thought: ‘Wow, this isn’t happening.’
“I gave a stupid interview to Sky Sports. I was devastated. This was my only and last chance ever. I couldn’t forgive myself.
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“Later that month I stayed with my girlfriend Julia in London. I was really depressed with Christmas as well. Never happy.
“Julia helped me through it. On January 1, I said to myself: ‘Ray, this needs to stop. You still have a fantastic life, had a fantastic career, a lovely new girlfriend, kids and family.’
“I said now we’ll stop this – and show them the new better Ray in 2020.
“Three months later, I feel more energised, I don’t play with stress anymore.”
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