RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD is back in the darts circuit this month for the PDC World Darts Championship.
And after what he thought would be his final appearance at the 2019 World Championships, the Darts icon has started a new life with girlfriend Brit Julia Evans.
Julia, who is Raymond van Barneveld’s girlfriend?
British beauty Julia Evans, 37, officially started dating Raymond van Barneveld in April 2019.
However, they were were caught kissing in a hotel in February by The Sun.
And Evans told Art About the Floor that she sees a long and happy future with the Dutch.
She commented: “I want to grow old with him. I do not rule out marriage. “
She added that they first met at a darts tournament in Southampton.
“He’s patient and sweet. I understand him and him me. I think we get along very well.”
When did Van Barneveld break up with his wife Sylvia?
Van Barneveld is currently in the process of divorcing his wife.
But soon after being caught with Julia in the hotel, he confirmed that his relationship with Sylvia was over.
A spokesman for the darts legend said in March: “I cannot speak to Silvia but they have been working on their divorce for several months. They are wanting to do it at their own pace.
“They live their own lives but with a good understanding of each other.”
The Dutchman’s relationship with Sylvia is said to be strained due to his time away from home at tournaments, and in the summer of 2018 Sylvia was robbed with a gun while he was playing.
Following the incident, Van Barneveld said: “My marriage is a big deal. It has its charge number there. Especially when you are robbed in your own house.
“My wife was pointed at her head by a loaded gun in June.
“She didn’t want to live in the house anymore because she was scared.
“We had to go out on our own. She wants an apartment. She is afraid.
“You have to deal with that. I couldn’t give her the love and attention she needed because I was always away. I can’t say ‘no’ to what I earn now.
“The trial was conducted at the start of the World Championship.
“It will be difficult for me and Silvia. I can’t go home because I have to prepare for the world.
“The point is, even if they get 10-12 years for example, what do we gain? We won’t win anything.
“The emotion is there. I let my wife not be there for her, it was stressful.”
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