Petter Northug is, hands down, the world’s most popular and recognizable skier. He is most successful skier of the decade – and he likes doing things his own way, to delight or ire of the others. He prefers to train for winter seasons individually, away from the the rest of the Norway’s national team, and constantly engages in heated arguments with the Norwegian Ski Association. Petter also likes to post pictures of himself in nothing but briefs, and to scoff at his rivals – particularly Swedes. He also happens to be a millionaire, mostly from his multiple endorsement deals.
But what about the personal life of the Ski King? Well, he is still single (officially, at least). Let’s look at the women in Petter Northug’s eventful life.
…When his star was rising, Northug was in a relationship with Rachel Nordtomme – a Norwegian runner. She accompanied Petter to Las Vegas in summer 2010, where he competed with Marcus Hellner in poker and roller-skiing sprint.
Petter and Rachel broke up in summer 2011, having been together some years. Despite this, Ms. Nordtomme seems to be doing fine – she took part in a reality show on Norwegian television and then met Andre Villa, a Norwegian motocross rider with a Spanish lineage. On December 2015, Rachel gave birth to their son. By the way, sometimes Petter Northug likes her photos in Instagram.
Then, after parting with Rachel, rumors connected Northug with ex-adult model Aylar Lie. She was born in Iran, and moved to Norway at the age of two. They became acquainted at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Later, tabloid claimed, Petter and Aylar were spending the Christmas together. Northug’s spokesman denied these allegations; the skier himself said it was his brother Thomas in the photos.
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Now whispers tell of two other magnificent ladies near Petter Northug. One of them is Norwegian pop singer Carina Dahl, who recorded more than 10 singles and the solo album “Hot child”. In 2015, Petter and Carina spent a holiday in Cyprus. They also celebrated last Christmas and New Year with the boisterous company of Carina’s friends.
Finally, many cross-country fans have heard about Karoline Wollan, an up-and-coming Norwegian skier with well established fan base on Instagram. She is younger than Northug to the tune of 9 years, and they first met when Karoline was only 15, when then-2-time Olympic champion Petter Northug recruited a group of talented skiers for joint training.
Northug’s relationship to Wollan may or may not be limited to leaving comments on Instagram – always intemperate and cheeky. However, on the National Day of Norway, on May 17th, Petter and Karoline posed together in photos, both wearing national costumes. Meanwhile, Northug’s fan-girls all over the world are of of opinion that in insta-stories, Karoline takes photos from inside his house. By the way, both of them have residences in Troendelag.
But the most important woman in Northug’s life? His mother, May Fredly Northug. Petter once said he hopes she can find him a good wife. For millions of his she-fans there is still a chance
Photo courtesy of: www.instagram.com/karolinewollan/