Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly split from his girlfriend of over four years, Russian model, Irina Shayk. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has all but made it apparent he’s broken up with his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Rumors earlier circulated about the break-up when the 29-year-old Sports Illustrated regular publicly unfollowed her boyfriend on Twitter after years of being connected via the social networking site.
Shayk was also conspicuously absent from an important ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, where the professional athlete received his third FIFA Ballon d’O honor. In his acceptance speech, he expressed gratitude to his family and fellow players but excluded any mention of Shayk’s name from his list.
“I have to thank my family, all the people who support me and also my colleagues of Real Madrid and Portuguese National team that make me a better player every day,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying by Portuguese daily, Correio da Manha.
Neither did Shayk post any congratulatory message on her social media account, which, ironically, Ronaldo still follows.
And while other sources claim the model wasn’t present during the annual awards because of work commitments, insiders from Ronaldo’s inner circle have confirmed the football player already informed his family that he and Shayk are no longer an item.
“CR7 confirms to his family that he is separated. He has finished his romance of nearly five years with Irina,” wrote a Portuguese newspaper. Even Spanish dailies have printed out news that both parties have definitely split.
Other rumors have circulated claiming the Russian model had a fight with Ronaldo’s mother, which was one of the reasons why they broke up.
During their time together, Ronaldo and Shayk, who initially met during their Armani Exchange ad campaigns, maintained a long-distance relationship and have rarely been photographed together.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 5, 2014
Here’s a video of the beautiful couple during their happy times:
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