Turkish writer Metin Hara and supermodel Adriana Lima’s relationship may be a ‘publicity stunt’
ISTANBULThe relationship between Turkish writer Metin Hara and Brazilian top model Adriana Lima has been claimed to be a publicity stunt.
Hara and the Victoria’s Secret angel were first spotted by the media while the two were passionately kissing in Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul on July 10.
On July 11, Hara confirmed on social media that he was in a relationship with Lima.
But debates were triggered after Hürriyet columnist Cengiz Semercioğlu said he did not find the relationship convincing, claiming that it could be a publicity stunt.
Hara, 35, is known for authoring books on self-improvement and positive energy. Hara published his debut book called “Path” in 2014 followed by a trilogy called “Invasion of Love.” The book became a bestseller within three months in Turkey and sold over 100,000 copies.
His book has recently been translated into English, right before his relationship with the Brazilian supermodel began.
Semercioğlu claimed the relationship was fake in order to promote Hara’s book in English by taking advantage of Lima’s international fame.
He added that the relationship could also boost Hara’s appearance in seminars and speeches abroad.
Following media reports about the couple, Hara released a statement about their relationship.
“I met Adriana in June in Istanbul. Following a pleasant chat, I gave my book as a gift to her. We kept in touch throughout this period and we noticed that we started having feelings for each other. We are getting to know each other now,” he said on July 10.
Lima and Hara arrived in the Aegean province of Muğla’s resort district of Bodrum from Istanbul for a blue cruise at noon on the same day. The couple reportedly embarked on a trip in Muğla’s Gökova district and is vacationing in some Greek islands now.