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As the F1 off-season brought Max Verstappen and his girlfriend, Kelly Piquet, to the joyous celebrations of Nelson Piquet Jr‘s wedding, fans couldn’t help but wonder if wedding bells were on the horizon for the power couple. However, the aftermath of the wedding took a rather interesting turn. As the ceremony was coming to an end, a viral moment involving Kelly Piquet, trying to catch the bride’s bouquet, caught the attention of the F1 community and ignited speculation about the couple’s future.

Having been in a relationship since 2020, the spotlight turned to their potential nuptials after Verstappen’s historic third F1 world championship. In a recent exclusive interview with Blick, the Dutchman found himself in the spotlight when asked about the possibility of tying the knot with his girlfriend. Responding in his characteristic lighthearted manner, Verstappen cleverly sidestepped the marriage question, expressing contentment with the current state of their relationship. “Marry? I? Now you have publicly pressured me to give a date! (Laughs.) I don’t know, time will tell,” said the Red Bull driver.


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He emphasized a lack of a set timeline for proposing. He stated, “At the moment, I’m very, very happy with Kelly. But personally, I don’t have a timetable for when I’ll get on my knees in front of her. This should all happen spontaneously.”

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However, the F1 community got a front-row seat to a moment of spontaneity during Nelson Piquet Jr and Patsy Zurita‘s wedding festivities. The religious ceremony, held at Fazenda Santa Bárbara in Itatiba, São Paulo, brought together the F1 champion and his girlfriend in a joyous celebration on Thursday, December 21.

Kelly missing the bride’s bouquet hints at Max Verstappen’s future with his girlfriend

The highlight of the post-wedding festivities was an amusing incident involving Kelly Piquet attempting to catch the bride’s bouquet, only to miss it. And according to the F1 community, that’s gotta be an ominous sign that it’s still not time for Max Verstappen to tie the knot with Kelly. As soon as the footage appeared on social media platforms, it went viral as fans started chiming in with their reactions.

One fan hilariously pointed out that the bouquet literally sailed over Kelly’s head while Verstappen stood right next to her.

Another fan expressed relief, interpreting the missed catch as a sign that Max is not yet ready for marriage.

A witty fan playfully suggested that Max himself may have influenced the outcome, suggesting he would have signaled Kelly to not catch it.

Yet another fan echoed the sentiment, imagining Max desperately wanting Kelly to miss the bouquet.


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The fan who originally posted the footage candidly commented that Max Verstappen would have been secretly wanting to catch the bouquet for his girlfriend. However, the most entertaining reaction came from Max himself, caught candidly celebrating Kelly missing the bouquet as a joke while she didn’t seem entirely amused.


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Whether Max and Kelly are gearing up for the next lap of their relationship remains a mystery. What’s clear, though, is that the Formula 1 community will be watching with bated breath, ready to cheer for the couple, whether in the Formula 1 paddock or at the altar.

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Veerendra Vikram Singh


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