Sportbladet Poker, the poker section of Aftonbladet - Sweden's biggest newspaper, recently met up with Daniel Negreanu at Arts Hotel (during EPT Barcelona) for an interview. In the interview, Daniel talked about getting his heart broken and meeting his new girlfriend, Marissa Rachelle Rodney - a hairstylist in Las Vegas.
Daniel: My biggest life crises was related to a girl I used to be in love with, Amanda Leatherman. I didn't know where I stood in life. But I'm thankful for that time as I managed to figure out who I really am.
Sportbladet Poker: How is your relation to Amanda today?
Daniel: It's fine, we are friends.
Daniel about his new girlfriend: It's her first trip, she has only been to Mexico before. It's great fun for both of us.
Marissa Rachelle Rodne had no idea that Daniel is a superstar in the poker world...
Daniel: We met at a charity event and she had no idea who I was. The first time we went out together and a guy came up to me, she thought I had arranged it all. She didn't understand why he wanted a picture of me, haha.
Sportbladet Poker: What are your future plans together?
Daniel: We'll see. Get married? You never know. It's a tough question to answer. Maybe she is hearing this? haha
*Marissa walks into the room*
Daniel: We have been talking about you!
Marissa: Really? Only good things, I hope.
Aftonbladet: What is it like to be together with a poker player, Marissa?
Marissa: I love it! It's great to travel here. I'm very thankful.
Aftonbladet: Daniel, what is it like to be together with with Marissa?
Daniel: She's very sweet. We have an incredible chemistry. But now I'm realising that I'm ruining my "game" in Sweden. I will never be able to find a girl in Sweden. They are so good looking. Ha ha!