Porn star Kendra Lust appears to still be interested in rumored former flame James Rodriguez after sending the Real Madrid star a personal message on his birthday – and astonished fans reacted with a deluge of jokes and memes.

Married American actress Lust, who has starred in hundreds of adult films, was originally linked to Rodriguez when eagle-eyed fans on social media spotted that the pair had followed each other in 2018.

The former webcam model and stripper then tagged Rodriguez in a video of her twerking in a gym, although the relationship between the pair appeared to have gone quiet for more than two years before she sent him a new message to celebrate him turning 29.

“Happy birthday,” wrote Lust, who is one of only 290 accounts followed by the Colombia attacking midfielder on Twitter.

“Hope it was a good party.”

Thousands of people responded to the cheeky announcement, with Lust retweeting news reports of her message and accounts that showed Rodriguez dancing with a smile on his face in response.

“Bruh, this is the biggest win of 2020,” wrote one, while others replied with photos of figures including Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho looking shocked.

Rodriguez did not reply publicly to Lust, but thanked his Instagram following of almost 46 million for their well wishes and said that he was missing his young son, receiving supportive replies from the likes of La Liga top scorer and Madrid teammate Karim Benzema.

Lust is often seen at major sporting events, usually preferring boxing and MMA to football.

She was quick to share her views on UFC 251 on Fight Island at the weekend and took part in an MMA podcast, Beauty and the Beast shortly afterwards.