Boxer Anthony Joshua enjoyed a secret late-night flirtation with Rita Mahrez, wife of Man City ace Riyad.
Model and singer Rita, 26, was seen with her hand on the world heavyweight champ’s knee at London club Tape on Friday.
Rita and Algeria skipper Riyad, 28 — dad to her two kids — have agreed a trial split, and are living 200 miles apart.
“Rita, who was with a female pal, clearly thought AJ was incredibly hot. They then spent much of the evening laughing and flirting.
“He didn’t have a clue who she was. He simply thought she was a pretty girl and enjoyed their chat.
“But when the club owner pointed out she was Riyad’s wife, AJ got a bit awkward, and totally backed away.
“He explained he didn’t want to step on any toes or cause a scene, and that he’d be stupid to be seen doing anything in public. They left with friends at 3am, but got into separate cars.”
AJ, 30, is the second boxer Rita has been linked to recently. American WBC champ Deontay Wilder flirted with Rita at Manchester’s Club Liv in August.