Louis Rees-Zammit takes Strictly star on night out in Cardiff with his mum
Louis Rees-Zammit took his new date on a night out in Cardiff, and his mum joined the party too.
The Wales winger and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Saffron Barker hit the town on Saturday night in the company of friends, including Welsh world boxing champion Joe Cordina and his wife Lauren.
It comes days after Rees-Zammit and Barker stepped out together publicly for the first time when they attended the world premiere of the new Hunger Games film in London. Barker is a social media influencer and YouTube star from Brighton with over 2 million subscribers.
This time, the couple, who are said to be "getting to know each other", sampled the nightlife on offer in the Welsh capital, as Barker travelled down from London. They visited a number of city centre bars, including Mocka Lounge on Mill Lane and Flight Club. Barker also shared footage of her dining at highly-rated restaurant Pasture.
And among the group during the evening was Rees-Zammit's mother, Maxine, who recently featured in the documentary about the 22-year-old Wales star ahead of the Rugby World Cup. The winger posted a sweet picture of him and his mum on Instagram during the night out, describing here as "my world".
During the documentary on her son, Maxine spoke about the increased attention he has started receiving since his emergence.
"Being Louis' mum, he does get quite a lot of girls' attention," she said. "There comes a point when I've got 806 requests [on social media] and I look at the pictures and they're all girls, and I think 'I wonder why they want to follow me?!'"
Rees-Zammit is one of the most marketable players in the rugby world, and he is keen to embrace all the opportunities that come his way on and off the pitch.
He previously said: "I want to be able to travel the world [during my career]," he said. "I want to have a good life and I want to enjoy myself. I want to go on loads of holidays. I definitely want to live abroad when I'm older. I've just got to wait for the right time, I guess."