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Is Nathan Buckley getting Botox from his nurse girlfriend Alex Pike?

Is Nathan Buckley getting Botox from his girlfriend? Collingwood coach, 48, debuts a smoother forehead after confirming his relationship with cosmetic nurse Alex Pike

Nathan Buckley made headlines last month when he was pictured for the first time with his new girlfriend, cosmetic nurse Alex Pike.

And the Collingwood coach, 48, sent tongues wagging again on Saturday, after he debuted a noticeably smoother complexion during the Magpies’ match against the Crows in Adelaide.

The AFL great’s forehead lines appeared far less noticeable as he spoke to players during the game, leaving fans wondering whether he recently had Botox injections.

After: But he sported a noticeably smoother complexion during the Magpies' match against the Crows in Adelaide on Saturday

Smooth operator: Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, 48, debuted a noticeably smoother complexion during the Magpies’ match against the Crows in Adelaide on Saturday (right). Left: Nathan with more prominent forehead wrinkles at the MCG on May 29

By contrast, he had quite prominent forehead wrinkles during the Collingwood vs Geelong Cats game at the MCG on May 29.

While it could well have been a trick of the light, the centre of Nathan’s forehead in particular seemed smoother on Saturday, giving him a more youthful appearance. 

If Nathan has started using Botox – and he certainly wouldn’t be the first footy star to do so – it’s likely his girlfriend Alex would be his preferred injector.

The 44-year-old former model owns the Face By Alex cosmetic clinics in Melbourne’s South Yarra and Albury, NSW.

The way he was: Nathan had visibly deeper wrinkles on December 11, 2020, during a Magpies training session

Hmm: While it could well have been a trick of the light, the centre of Nathan's forehead in particular seemed smoother on Saturday, giving him a more youthful appearance

Hmm: While it could well have been a trick of the light, the centre of Nathan’s forehead in particular seemed smoother on Saturday (right), giving him a more youthful appearance. Left: Nathan with visibly deeper wrinkles on December 11, 2020, during a Magpies training session

Throwback: Nathan is pictured here in August 2019

New look? His forehead looked shiny and smooth during an interview with Fox Sports program AFL 360 on Monday night

New look? Nathan’s forehead looked shiny and smooth during an interview with Fox Sports program AFL 360 on Monday night (right). Left: Nathan in 2019, right: Nathan’s interview with Fox Sports program AFL 360 on Monday night 

While Nathan has never spoken about his beauty regimen, Alex has been open about her use of injectables.  

Describing her love for Botox on her website, she writes: ‘I have been having anti wrinkle injection injections for the past 15 years and I am testament to the fact that this treatment works.’

Alex and Nathan, who have known each other since at least the start of the year, were pictured together for the first time last month.

Helping hand? If Nathan has started using Botox - and he certainly wouldn't be the first footy star to do so - it's likely his girlfriend Alex (pictured) would be his preferred injector

Helping hand? If Nathan has started using Botox – and he certainly wouldn’t be the first footy star to do so – it’s likely his girlfriend Alex (pictured) would be his preferred injector

Lovers: Alex and Nathan, who have known each other since at least the start of the year, were pictured together for the first time late last month. Their romance is said to be 'effortless'

Lovers: Alex and Nathan, who have known each other since at least the start of the year, were pictured together for the first time late last month. Their romance is said to be ‘effortless’

The romance between the new couple is said to be ‘effortless’.

‘They are happy. It’s all good. It’s just very easy and comfortable really. They have a genuine connection,’ a friend of the couple told the Herald Sun.

The source added that Alex isn’t after fame, and isn’t ‘daunted’ by the attention that comes with being a WAG either.

Hot mama! Alex is a mother of three based in South Yarra, just outside Melbourne's CBD, but also has a home in Albury

Hot mama! Alex is a mother of three based in South Yarra, just outside Melbourne’s CBD, but also has a home in Albury 

‘They are just into normal stuff, yoga, natural health, keeping fit and staying positive,’ they said.

Alex is a mother of three based in South Yarra, just outside Melbourne’s CBD, but also has a home in Albury.

The pair’s relationship emerged just weeks after the champion midfielder announced his split from his wife of 18 years, Tania Minnici, last December. 

It's over: The pair's relationship emerged just weeks after Nathan (left) announced his split from his wife of 18 years, Tania Minnici (pictured), last December

It’s over: The pair’s relationship emerged just weeks after Nathan (left) announced his split from his wife of 18 years, Tania Minnici (pictured), last December

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