Two of the biggest names of the AFL have teamed up to become an item.
Rising Richmond Tigers star Daniel Rioli, 21, and Mia Fevola, 18, the daughter of former AFL bad boy Brendan are dating and living together.
Rioli is the nephew of AFL greats Maurice and Dean, and cousin to retired Hawthorn star Cyril and 2018 West Coast premiership star Willie as well as Essendon legend Michael Long.
‘She keeps me on the right path everyday,’ Daniel Rioli (left) gushed on Instagram earlier this year about girlfriend Mia Fevola (right)
The couple have been dating for eight monthsafter they met through mutual friends.
Their Instagram pages are full of loved up photos of the devoted couple relaxing at home, in the dressing room post-match, attending basketball games, out to dinner, on the red carpet and on a romantic mid-season escape to Cairns in Far North Queensland earlier this year.
‘She keeps me on the right path everyday,’ Rioli posted on Instagram earlier this year.
He regards himself as very lucky to have her in his life.
‘I just love how we have fun and be ourselves around each other. She’s already figured me out, she’s taught me a few things.‘ Rioli told The Herald Sun.
Daniel Rioli has moved in with Mia Fevola (pictured back right), who still lives at home with parents Brendan and Alex and sisters Leni and Lulu
The couple prefer to keep a low profile by relaxing at home or going or brunch than going out partying and attending A-list events.
‘It’s hard because you have to act mature and not do anything silly, but when we’re together we obviously have a lot more fun and can be ourselves,’ Mia said.
She juggles full-time marketing studies at RMIT with working as Chadstone fashion ambassador and a make-up artist for her mum Alex’s business.
Rioli lived with Tigers coach Damian Hardwick’s family for three years but has since moved with Mia, who still lives at home with Fevola, her mum and younger sisters Leni and Lulu, with a baby sister to join household later this month.
Daniel Rioli and Mia Fevola (pictured) have been dating for eight months after they met through a mutual friend
‘A lot of my friends say, ‘Do you get sick of each other?’, but we have our own space, we’re so used to it now,’ Mia said.
Rioli admits his potential father-in-law cooks a mean roast and that being under his roof is ‘pretty special’.
Mia was three when her mum met Fevola, a dual Coleman Medallist who kicked 623 goals in 204 games over 13 seasons for Carlton and Brisbane.
Richmond Tigers star Daniel Rioli (pictured) is the nephew of AFL greats Maurice and Dean, and cousin to retired Hawthorn star Cyril and 2018 West Coast premiership star Willie
After a number of brushes with the law and battle with alcohol and gambling addiction following his AFL retirement, Fevola has turned his life around.
He won the second series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, in 2016, and is now co-host on top-rating Fox FM breakfast radio show with Fifi Box and Byron Cooke.
Rioli has booted 51 goals in 50 games for the Tigers since his AFL debut in 2016 and won a premiership with the club in 2017.
He’s spending the AFL off-season back home in Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, where he grew up and look forwards to introduces Mia to his family when she visits in January.
Mia Fevola with her younger sisters Leni and Lulu. They will be joined by another baby sister later this month