Inside the secret world of ‘celebrity dating apps’: Olympia Valance reveals how she met her AFL star boyfriend on Raya… and says Formula 1 ladies’ man Lewis Hamilton is also a member
Olympia Valance is smitten with her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers after they moved in together earlier this year.
And the Playing for Keeps star, 26, opened up about how they met on Friday, saying she came across the Essendon forward on the exclusive dating app Raya.
The invite-only platform is a hotbed for celebrities and sportspeople, and Olympia hinted to Fitzy & Wippa that Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton may also be a member.
Smitten! Playing for Keeps star Olympia Valance (right) and her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers (left) met on celebrity dating app Raya
When Olympia was asked about how she met Thomas, she replied: ‘I cannot believe no one has ever asked me this question… Do I lie?’
After moment’s hesitation, she added: ‘It’s an app for people who are in the public eye, it’s this app called Raya.’
Olympia said that after ‘matching’ with the footballer, the pair started chatting and soon realised they go shopping at the same Melbourne food market.
Beach babe: Olympia and Thomas moved in together earlier this year, after ‘swiping right’ for each other on the exclusive app Raya
The swanky app describes itself as ‘an exclusive platform for people in creative industries’.
With rigorous screening and security procedures in place, Raya is said to be the most popular destination for single celebrities.
Olympia went on to say that she has encountered many famous faces on the app, including Nicole Scherzinger’s ex Lewis Hamilton.
On the scene: Lewis Hamilton (pictured) was first reported to be on Raya in May last year
Of course, It’s not the first time the F1 superstar’s name has been mentioned in connection with Raya.
He was first reported to be a member of the dating app in May last year, with a source saying he used the service both in London and overseas.
Lewis ended his eight-year, on-and-off relationship with Nicole in 2015.
It’s back! Olympia Valance is currently starring in Channel 10’s footy drama Playing for Keeps