Tolami Benson (Girlfriend Of Bukayo Saka) Has Proved She’s The WAG Of The Season

Making us nostalgic for the WAG era of Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole, Tolami Benson is showcasing a new kind of glamour.

by Renee Washington |
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This year’s Euro tournament hasn’t just been about incredible saves and nail-biting matches – it’s also seen the rise of a new WAG (wives and girlfriends of footballers) icon: Tolami Benson, girlfriend of England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka. While the couple keeps their relationship private, Benson has undeniably stolen the show with her impeccable style and effortless approach to beauty.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - JULY 6: Bukayo Saka of England and his girlfriend Tolami Benson following the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final match between England and Switzerland at Dusseldorf Arena on July 6, 2024 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Who is Bukayo Saka's girlfriend Tolami Benson?

Keeping their relationship low-key, Saka and Benson have managed to stay under the radar despite some eagle-eyed fans. The sparks first flew in 2021 when Benson posted a photo with a mysterious masked figure on Instagram, sending fans into a frenzy of speculation. Their romance was seemingly confirmed in February 2022 when both Saka and Benson shared separate photos from a luxurious yacht trip in Dubai, fuelling the rumours. While details remain private, Benson is a graduate of Birmingham City University with a degree in Public Relations and currently works as a senior planning executive for Zenith, specialising in beauty PR.

Here are six ways she’s cemented her status as the WAG of the season:

The Jersey Whisperer

Forget hiding her allegiance, Benson proudly rocks the Arsenal jersey, but with a twist. A peek of lace peeking out from underneath adds a touch of unexpected femininity, proving you can be sporty and stylish at the same time.

Subtle Manicure

Keen eyes might have noticed Benson’s dedication to Saka reflected in her perfectly-manicured nails. Sporting a number 7 – Saka’s jersey number – a subtle yet sweet way to show her support, without being overly ostentatious.

Custom Pieces

Benson's 87 custom biker jacket designed byAntonia Bronze went viral on Twitter and for very good reason - it is a fashion statement in itself. Adding a personal touch to a classic piece shows she’s not afraid to express herself and stand out from the crowd. She paired this nicely with a Dior Saddle Bag.

A Blow Dry Is Everything

Benson has a signature bouncy blow dry that she's been rocking all tournament. She's really encouraging us to invest in the new ghd Duet styler, so we can copy her glossy hair.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Tolami Benson, girlfriend of Bukayo Saka of England during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between England and Slovakia at Arena AufSchalke on June 30, 2024 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/2024 AMA Sports Photo Agency)

The Art of the Accessory

They say the devil’s in the details, and Benson is a master of accessorising. Never seen without a hat, sunglasses, or scarf, she elevates even the simplest outfit with her, ahem, arsenal of accessories.

The Face Card

Supporters of Benson often remark that her 'face card doesn’t decline,' a testament to her consistently flawless make-up and radiant complexion. Fortunately, we've found all her pre-game beauty and hair favourites - a stellar line up of OG's and viral newcomers. Benson’s go-to products include the Made by Mitchell Blursh, Too Faced Concealer, and Haus of Labs Blush.

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Renee Washington, Grazia's Digital Fashion and Beauty Assistant, lives online. With a penchant for wispy lashes and streetwear, she writes about the worlds of fashion and beauty from the viewpoint of the modern fashion girlie.

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