Kelly Piquet Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Boyfriend: Max Verstappen
Age: 35 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried

Kelly Piquet

Full nameKelly Tamsma Piquet Souto Maior [1]
Profession(s)• Model
• Blogger
• Columnist
• Health and Wellness Coach
Known forBeing the girlfriend of F1 champion Max Verstappen
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-24-34
Eye ColourMoss Green
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 December 1988 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)35 Years
BirthplaceHomburg, Saarland, West Germany
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownShe grew up living in France, Brazil, and England before heading to the US for college, and she is now settled in Monaco.
SchoolShe attended a boarding school in England and completed her senior school years at a school in Brazil. [2]People
College/University• Marymount Manhattan College, New York City
• Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Educational Qualification(s) [3]Kelly Piquet - LinkedIn• HS Diploma (2006-2007)
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Affairs (2008-2011) from Marymount Manhattan College
• Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) Mid-Certificate (issued by Institute for Integrative Nutrition)
Ethnicity [4]People• Dutch (from her mother's side)
• Brazilian (from her father'side)
HobbiesTravelling, Blogging, Photography
Tattoo(s)She has got flower tattoos inked on her wrist, both her arms, and also a tattoo along the side of her torso.
Kelly Piquet's tattoos
Kelly Piquet's tattoo
ControversiesLewis Hamilton racism controversy

In June 2022, she liked a post shared by Rodrigo, her father's relative, on social media. In the post, Rodrigo defended Nelson Piquet, former F1 champion and Kelly's father, after Nelson used a racist slur against Lewis Hamilton in an interview while discussing the collision between Hamilton and Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix. [5]New York Post

Controversial Vogue cover

In January 2023, Kelly Piquet was featured on the cover of the Dutch edition of Vogue magazine, featuring her in full driver's gear behind a racing helmet with a catchline, “Pole Position.” However, many F1 fans lashed out at the magazine, saying that the magazine should have roped in an actual female driver to be featured on its cover. [6]Transcontinental Times
Kelly Piquet's controversial vogue cover

Accused of being a hypocrite

In July 2023, she shared a post on Instagram about a campaign for OPP Swimwear, a company that recycles plastic into swimwear. She captioned the post,

“Plastic waste hurts us, our beautiful home and our future generations. Growing up on the Côte d’Azur, I developed a deep appreciation for nature’s beauty. That’s why I have partnered up with @oppswim and @plasticbank to keep 100,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean. Help me make a bigger impact: for every like, comment, and share of this post until 20 August 2023, @oppswim will donate to divert one plastic bottle from entering the ocean.”

Kelly received a lot of criticism for her post; followers called her a hypocrite and alleged that she was paid for the campaign. Later, Kelly denied the allegations by commenting,

“Nope, to your disappointment, I did not get a dime for this. This is a cause I hold close to my heart. I’ve been a recycling advocate since very young – my mom always recycled at home and I’m teaching the same to my daughter.” [7]Essentially Sports
Kelly Piquet was called a hypocrite for promoting a paid campaign
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Daniil Kvyat (a Russian Formula One driver) (January 2017 - December 2019)
Kelly Piquet with Daniil Kvyat
Max Verstappen (a Dutch Formula One driver) (January 2021-present)
Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet
Note: Max Verstappen is 9 years younger than Kelly Piquet.
ChildrenShe has a daughter named Penelope (born July 2019) with Daniil Kvyat.
Max Verstappen with Kelly Piquet and her daughter, Penelope
ParentsFather- Nelson Piquet (a Brazilian retired racing driver and businessman)
Kelly Piquet with her father, Nelson Piquet
Mother- Sylvia Tamsma (a Dutch model)
Kelly Piquet (extreme left) with her mother (2nd from right) and other family members
Note: After the birth of Kelly's brother, Nelson Piquet Jr., her parents separated.
GrandparentsGrandfather- Estacio
Grandmother- Clotilde
Kelly Piquet's Instagram post about her grandparents
SiblingsBrother- Nelson Piquet Jr. (a Brazilian stock car racing driver and former Formula One and Formula E driver)
Kelly Piquet with her brother, Nelson Piquet Jr
Sister- Julia Piquet (online media industry professional)
Kelly Piquet (centre) with her mother (right) and sister Julia Piquet (left)
CityNew York
RestaurantABC Kitchen, New York City
Race Location(s)Berlin, Monaco, Buenos Aires, and Paris

Kelly Piquet at a car racing event

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kelly Piquet

  • Kelly Piquet is a Brazilian model, blogger, columnist, and health and wellness coach. She is the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet. In January 2021, she hit the headlines after she started dating publicly with three-time Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen.
  • After spending most of her childhood in the South of France, the 12-year-old Kelly moved to Brazil, where she lived till she turned 15, she then returned to France, where she lived for one year, and later moved to England, where she attended a boarding school. When Kelly turned 17, she returned to Brazil, where she pursued her senior school years. Later, she went to New York, where she attended Marymount Manhattan College.

    Kelly Piquet's childhood photo with her father

    Kelly Piquet’s childhood photo with her father

  • While pursuing her senior school years, she interned at Oxfam International for six months, from August 2005 to January 2006, during which she gained experience in a successful NGO working to alleviate global poverty and suffering, worked on numerous specialized projects with the director of campaigns, and worked as a salesperson in the shop from time to time. [8]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • While pursuing her college studies in New York, Kelly interned in fashion and worked in different places and positions including as a stylist assistant for Sarah Gores Reeves at Vogue Latinoamerica, where she worked for a year. Later, she spent four months as a buyer, interning at Bergdorf Goodman. [9]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • During college, just like her mother, Kelly also modelled for various brands like Pepe Jeans, PatBo, and Louis Vuitton. Kelly often shares pictures of her modelling work on social media. [10]People
  • In the middle of the last year of college, she returned to Brazil, where she took a three-month course at ESPM in marketing and CRM. [11]People
  • During college, she worked as a Teacher Assistant at Cross Cultural Solutions in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, for three months, from June 2009 to August 2009, during which she taught English and Mathematics and participated in cultural exchange with children and teachers. [12]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • After graduating from college, she worked as a publicity intern at KCD Worldwide in New York City for five months, from August 2011 to December 2011. Later, she worked as a marketing coordinator at Arezzo & Co. in the Greater New York City Area for ten months, from June 2012 to March 2013, where she handled logistics for marketing campaigns, product launches, events, and strategic partnerships among other tasks. [13]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • From April 2014 to December 2014, Kelly Piquet worked as a columnist at Marie Claire magazine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. [14]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn

    Kelly Piquet during her days as columnist at Marie Claire magazine in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Kelly Piquet during her days as columnist at Marie Claire magazine in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • After her stint as a columnist in Brazil, she moved to London, United Kingdom, where she worked as a Social Media and PR Consultant at Formula E Holdings for one year and nine months, from April 2015 to December 2016, where she was involved in developing and executing content strategy and brand awareness to achieve inbound traffic, engagement and growth of likes and followers, created relevant content and weekly blogging to reach target audience, and curated and managing all published content (images, videos and written) among other tasks. [15]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • In January 2017, Kelly Piquet and Russian Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat started dating each other. In July 2019, they welcomed a daughter, Penelope, and on the same day after Penelope was born, Kvyat claimed his first podium in three years after finishing third at the German Grand Prix; he dedicated his success in the race to Kelly Piquet and their newborn daughter, Penelope. In December 2019, Kelly and Kvyat parted ways. [16]People

    Kelly Piquet with Daniil Kvyat and their newborn daughter, Penelope

    Kelly Piquet with Daniil Kvyat and their newborn daughter, Penelope

  • Kelly Piquet often shares pictures of her daughter on social media, calling Penelope her “superstar” and her “ray of sunshine.”

    Kelly Piquet with her daughter, Penelope

    Kelly Piquet with her daughter, Penelope

  • In January 2018, Kelly Piquet started working as a Health and Wellness Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Monaco. [17]Kelly Piquet – LinkedIn
  • After parting ways with Daniil Kvyat, Kelly started dating Dutch three-time Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen. Kelly and Verstappen’s first Instagram photo together came on 1 January 2021, when Verstappen posted a picture of himself and Piquet on the beach along with a message about the future. He wrote,

    Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine.”

    Max Verstappen shared the first Instagram photo of his with Kelly Piquet on 1 January 2021

    Max Verstappen shared the first Instagram photo of his with Kelly Piquet on 1 January 2021

    On 2 January 2021, Kelly also shared a photo of her with Max Verstappen on Instagram. She captioned,

    Love is what makes the world go round. Happy new year and much love.”

    Kelly Piquet shared the first Instagram photo of her with Max Verstappen on 2 January 2021

    Kelly Piquet shared the first Instagram photo of her with Max Verstappen on 2 January 2021

  • Kelly often shares photos of two Bengal cats, Jimmy and Sassy, that she shares with Verstappen.

    Kelly Piquet's Instagram post about her cats

    Kelly Piquet’s Instagram post about her cats

  • She loves travelling and has traveled all over the world for work and leisure. Kelly has made Monaco her permanent residence, where she lives with Verstappen and her daughter, Penelope.

    Kelly Piquet at Ljubljana International Airport, Slovenia

    Kelly Piquet at Ljubljana International Airport, Slovenia

  • She watched Verstappen win his first and second Formula 1 titles in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and she witnessed Verstappen make F1 history when he won 10 consecutive races in September 2023.
  • In July 2023, Formula One fans started speculating whether Kelly and Verstappen had parted ways; however, Kelly put the rumours to rest by sharing a story on Instagram in honour of Verstappen. [18]Daily Mail
  • In an interview, she talked about her passion for racing and said,

    Growing up in this world and seeing from very close what it takes for someone to reach such a high level, I can only associate racing to passion, perseverance, dedication, discipline, and adrenaline.”

  • In a photo that she shared on Instagram, she was spotted holding a cigarette while enjoying a glass of beer.

    Kelly Piquet holding a cigarette while enjoying a glass of beer

    Kelly Piquet holding a cigarette while enjoying a glass of beer

  • Kelly considers the six years that she spent in New York City as the best time of her life. [19]Marie Claire