'Hate me': Ugly fallout in infamous Eugenie Bouchard romance

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·4-min read
Eugenie Bouchard and John Goehrke, pictured here after the infamous bet.
Eugenie Bouchard and John Goehrke met up a number of times after the bet backfired. Image: Instagram/Getty

Eugenie Bouchard has opened up about the fallout from her very public fling with John Goehrke, saying all of the girlfriends he’s had since hate her.

Bouchard and Goehrke went viral in 2017 when he earned himself a date with the tennis star via a cheeky bet on Twitter.

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Bouchard was so sure the Atlanta Falcons would win Super Bowl 51 that she agreed to go on a date with random Twitter follower Goehrke if the New England Patriots mounted a comeback.

Low and behold the Patriots stormed back from a 28-3 deficit to shock the Falcons - and Bouchard stuck to her word.

Goehrke became known as the ‘luckiest man on the planet’ after Bouchard took him on a date to an NBA game, before they reconnected a number of times and shared a brief romance.

Ugly fallout from infamous Bouchard date

However Bouchard has now opened up about their fractured relationship and how their fling “ruined his dating life.”

“That infamous moment in my life when I tweeted when I shouldn’t have just turned into this whole thing,” Bouchard said in an interview with tennis.com.

“I’m in touch with him casually. Sometimes he plays hard to get and I’m like, ‘Bro, we’re friends, text me back, it’s OK’.

“We’ve hung out a bunch of times. I think he has a girlfriend now though, maybe that’s why he doesn’t text me back.

Eugenie Bouchard and John Goehrke, pictured here on a date at an NBA game in 2017.
Eugenie Bouchard and John Goehrke went to an NBA game together in 2017. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

“All his girlfriends literally hate me. We’ve talked about it so much. Every girl that he ever hangs out with is like, ‘Why would you want to hang out with me when you hung out with Genie?’

“I’m ruining his dating life. It’s so sad. We hang out once a year. I’m not a threat, relax.”

But Bouchard also admitted the Goehrke saga has impacted her own love life.

“It caused problems at the time I had a boyfriend, it caused problems as well,” she said.

“Honestly, we were a disaster for each other’s dating lives, it was so bad.

“People see articles and you get jealous and you wonder, ‘Oh my god, is that real? Is it not? Is it still thing? Is it not?’

“I could see how girls would be jealous, and guys in my life as well. It was tough. We were problematic for each other.”

Eugenie Bouchard hits back at social media trolls

The 26-year-old also opened up about being the constant target of social media trolls who believe she’s more interested in building his social media presence than her world ranking.

“I really try to refrain from posting bikini pictures. I really do,” she said. “I’m trying my best.”

“Apparently if you post that it means you don’t play tennis or something.

“It’s influenced a little bit how I act. Maybe I’m just getting more mature and I’m like, ‘Look, I’m not going to post butt pictures every day’.”

The Canadian star is currently the World No.330 - a far cry from 2014 when she was World No.5 and made the final at Wimbledon.

She also made the semi-finals at the Australian and French Opens that year, but has struggled with consistency in the years since.

“I’ve been through the whole spectrum of people loving you. When everything’s going great, people love you. When everything’s going bad, people hate you,” she said.

“I’ve been through that wave so many times. It just sucks. People think social media is an exact representation of your day when it’s not.

“I can go running for eight hours then go to dinner and post a selfie and people think I just went to dinner. People need to realise it’s only what people choose to show, that’s what’s out there.”