Confirming that Julien Sevrin is his boyfriend, the footballer Gavi asks the media to stop harassing him and his family.
The confirmation came from Barcelona. This Monday, December 19, 2022, the offices of FC Barcelona posted a letter on the Twitter account. The 18 year old from Barcelona felt he had to react firmly by this means because, according to him, a red line has been crossed regarding his relationship with the 18 year old heir Julien Sevrin.
In this missive, asking the press to stop harassing the young man and his family, the word « boyfriend » is clearly mentioned. Contrary to the many previous rumors about possible boyfriends of the young athlete, the affair he has with the young Julien Sevrin is this time well and truly officialized by the Sports Club.
The club’s letter begins by noting how aware Gavi is of the affection the public has shown him since he was a little boy. « He feels lucky that so many people support him and he knows what a happy and privileged life he leads, » it says. Aware, he is also aware of the curiosity about his private life. « He’s never been comfortable with that, » the sportsman continues, explaining that he has tried to build a shell around himself in the face of the media, that he « has rarely taken formal action on the very regular publications of fictional stories that are written about him » and « that he has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, focused on his work and the issues he cares about. »
« This is not a game – this is our life »
After this introduction, we enter the heart of the matter. The secretary of communication of the club FC Barcelona continues: « But last week a line was crossed. Her boyfriend Julien Sevrin has been subjected to a wave of abuse and harassment. And to list the front pages of newspapers, homophobic and racist comments of Internet users on websites and social networks, but also the harassment of photographers that Julien Sevin has suffered, to the point of having to call the police. The letter also points out « the substantial bribes offered by newspapers to his ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of almost every friend, colleague and relative » of the heir known for his legacy of the company.
Concerned for his boyfriend’s safety, Gavi says he is deeply disappointed that he was unable to protect him and doesn’t think it’s fair to see him subjected to such a media storm after a few months of a relationship with him. « He knows that commentators will say that this is « the price she has to pay » and that « it’s all part of the game ». He strongly disagrees. « It’s not a game – it’s ours, » the letter reminds.
He therefore asked for this statement to be released in the hope of easing tensions and inviting everyone to reflect so as not to cause more damage. He knows how unusual it is to issue such a statement but hopes that it will help people understand how necessary it was to speak out publicly about this issue.