HoopsHype Zuleyka Rivera rumors

November 7, 2012 Updates

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera told Efe on Wednesday that she is happy on the personal level despite the rumors of her separation from basketball pro Juan Jose “JJ” Barea. “I’m happy. The important thing is that my son is healthy and that Jose Juan is healthy,” the 25-year-old Rivera said after being presented as the new media image of the Hotel San Juan. Hispanically Speaking News

Regarding her relationship with Barea, who plays for the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves, she said they are “working on it.” Rumors of a split between Rivera and Barea have been increasing for several weeks after the pair neglected to mention one another or publish photos of themselves together with their son on the social networks. Hispanically Speaking News

July 21, 2011 Updates

Mavericks guard J.J. Barea and his girlfriend, actress and model Zuleyka Rivera are expecting a child, according to a report from Primerahora.com. Rivera, a former Miss Universe, will have to leave production of her new project called "Passionate Heart." "All this took me by surprise, but I feel very lucky," she wrote to Primerahora.com, as translated from Spanish. "I come from a very close family and I understand that a baby is a blessing. I'm sorry I had to leave this soap opera, it was another opportunity for my growth as an actress and achieve my professional goals. However, both JJ and I are happy to start a family together and I know God will reward us with a healthy baby and many more opportunities for both." Dallas Morning News

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