NRL star Nathan Cleary has ticked off his fans on social media by failing to include his football ace girlfriend Mary Fowler in a selection of photos showing off what he’s been up to in the offseason.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed an incredible few weeks of partying and overseas trips since he steered Penrith to the premiership with a stunning, come-from-behind win over Brisbane on October 1 – but anyone going through his album of shots on Instagram could be forgiven for thinking he’d never hooked up with Fowler.
Their romance became the biggest sport story in the country when Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed the shirtless Panthers halfback enjoying some tender moments with the Manchester City star in a park on October 31.
Cleary’s Instagram post showed him living it up at a stunning oceanside wedding – but his girlfriend Mary Fowler was nowhere to be seen in his holiday photo album
The couple delighted sports fans of all stripes when Daily Mail Australia captured exclusive photos of them sharing some tender moments in a Perth park in October
While the NRL star has been partying in nightclubs and jetting off to Bali and New York, Fowler has been playing for English giants Manchester City
Cleary’s followers on Instagram couldn’t wait to let him know he’d stuffed up by not including photos of his football ace love interest
Since then Cleary has been pictured partying in New York and rubbing shoulders with NFL greats as well as attending UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden and catching an NBA game in Philadelphia.
He also lived it up in some Bali hotspots before journeying to Perth to see Fowler play in the Matildas’ Olympic qualifying matches.
The photos he posted on Tuesday night show him relaxing poolside in front of a spectacular sunset while recovering from the knee injury he suffered in the grand final and partying in a nightclub with mates Ben Mercer and Reece Iaria.
His slideshow then shifts to him enjoying a beer at a stunning oceanside wedding, hitting the spring carnival racing with two friends, taking in a sunset at an Aussie beach and resting up at what appears to be a hotel in the tropics.
Cleary’s followers on social media loved the post but were mystified about why Fowler wasn’t featured.
‘We need fowler content,’ one wrote, with another follower sharing a gif of the soccer star looking around in confusion.
Cleary also posted a couple of shots of him taking in the spring racing with mates
The star has been resting his injured left knee in some pretty spectacular spots as he lives it up before rejoining Penrith for preseason training on December 8
Wish you were here? The 26-year-old included a few dazzling sunsets in his Instagram post, with this one the pick of the bunch
Other comments included several mentions of ‘Where is Mary?’ along with ‘Next stop Manchester please!’, ‘How’s Mary Fowler?’ and ‘Mary didn’t cop a feature’.
Fowler liked the post, which was captioned ‘Off season Pt.1’ – leaving fans hoping she’ll feature in future shots of Cleary’s holiday.
His post comes after sport fans accused Real Madrid soccer superstar Jude Bellingham of trying to make a move on Fowler when he was very quick to like a series of photos she showed off on Instagram.
‘Jude Bellingham liked this post within 4 minutes Damn,’ one keen observer posted.
‘Babe drop him, Jude is right thurrrrr,’ added another.
The grand final hero got to meet NBA stars including Boston’s Jayson Tatum (pictured) when he took in a basketball game in Philadelphia after partying in New York
While Fowler is due to play for City until their season finishes on May 18 next year, her boyfriend is due back at preseason training for the Panthers on December 8.
The couple could reunite when Fowler comes back to Australia for a fan event featuring her Matildas teammates Alanna Kennedy and Mackenzie Arnold on December 21 at Sydney’s CommBank Stadium, which is a half-hour drive from Cleary’s home in Penrith.
His other recent post about his holidays saw him meeting stars from NBA powerhouses the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.
Previous to that he lived it up in New York nightlife hot spot Loosie with teammates Damon McCarthy and Mitch Kenny in an early celebration for his birthday on November 14.