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Meet Georgina Rodriguez: The woman who won Cristiano Ronaldo’s heart

Here’s everything you need to know about the soccer star and his long-term partner.
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Cristiano Ronaldo once had a reputation for being a ladies’ man. The football hunk has been linked to many gorgeous women throughout his life; mostly models, a couple of celebrities, and one Victoria’s Secret angel. But the famous soccer player is shedding his bad-boy past and settling down – with a few kids in the mix, too.

The lucky woman is none other than Georgina Rodriguez, a (you guessed it) model from Spain. The couple has been together for a few years, but it seems like Ronaldo is finally locking this relationship down. Read on for all you need to know about Georgina, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend.

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Who Is Cristiano Ronaldo?

We’ll spare you the long biography, as you’re probably already familiar with professional Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo shot to worldwide fame upon signing with Manchester United. He later had some of the best moments of his career playing for Real Madrid. Ronaldo is the current forward for the Juventus club as well as the captain for the Portuguese national football team.

In his 15+ years as a pro football player, Ronaldo has racked up several achievements, such as five Ballon d’Or awards, almost 30 titles, and record-breaking stats. He is considered one of the best (and most marketable) athletes in the world, and perhaps one of the best football players of all time.

Ronaldo is also one of football’s highest-paid athletes. In 2019, his salary was pegged at €31 million ($AUD 50.6 million). And his net worth is estimated at $USD 450 million ($AUD 663 million), which makes him one of the richest athletes in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo in a blue jersey on the football field
Ronaldo is also one of football’s highest-paid athletes. (Credit: Getty)

Who Has Cristiano Ronaldo Dated?

As we mentioned earlier, Ronaldo was known as a womaniser at the height of his career, so he’s had quite a few ex-girlfriends and former flames. Despite persistent (and unfounded) rumours that Ronaldo could be gay, the athlete has gone out (or hooked up) with women like Paris Hilton, Gemma Atkinson, and allegedly, even Kim Kardashian way back when.

But his most high-profile relationship (prior to his current one) was with model Irina Shayk, a Victoria’s Secret angel who now shares a child with Bradley Cooper. Ronaldo and Irina dated from 2010 to 2015, and broke up amidst rumours of Ronaldo’s philandering and Shayk’s “war” with Cristiano’s mum.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Irina Shayk at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013
(Credit: Getty)

Who Is Georgina Rodriguez?

Georgina Rodriguez (who also goes by the nickname Gio) is a 28-year-old model who hails from the city of Jaca in northeastern Spain. Prior to her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the Spanish stunner worked several odd jobs, including waitress, au pair, and shop assistant. 

The gorgeous woman has come a long way since her humble beginnings and can be seen posting pics on Instagram, working for beauty and lifestyle brands, accompanying her famous beau to events, and bonding with his many kids.

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Cristiano and Georgina. (Credit: Instagram)

When And Where Did Cristiano Ronaldo And Georgina Meet?

The meet-cute between Ronaldo and Rodriguez is the stuff of rom-coms. The Gucci shop assistant first met the world-famous soccer player in June 2016, when he walked into the Gucci store she worked at – changing her life forever.

Days later, they met again at the brand’s event and finally got to talking, exchanging numbers. Rodriguez was even quoted as saying, “It was love at first sight for both,” in an interview with Elle Italy.

The pair have been inseparable ever since!

Do Cristiano And Georgina Have Any Kids?

Cristiano and Georgina are the proud parents of Alana Marti, who was born in November 2017. However, while their daughter is their first child together, she is not Cristiano’s eldest offspring. 

The football player is also a father to 12-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo Jr (his eldest son), whose mother is unknown to this day. He also has kids by an unidentified surrogate – twins Eva and Mateo Ronaldo, born in June 2017, five days before Cristiano Jr’s birthday.

In October 2021, Cristiano and Georgina announced they were expecting not one but two new additions to the family. 

“Delighted to announce we are expecting twins👶🏻👶🏻. Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you ❤️🏠#blessed,” Cristiano captioned two photos of himself and Georgina with their ultrasound scan and another of the proud dad with his four eldest kids.

The babies – a boy and a girl – arrived in April 2022, but the football star’s newborn son died shortly after Georgina gave birth.

Sharing the heartbreaking news online, Cristiano wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.”

“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support.”

The grieving father added: “We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”

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The four eldest children. (Credit: Instagram)

Are Cristiano Ronaldo And Georgina Rodriguez Married?

Although Georgina Rodriguez isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo’s wife (yet), that might change soon. The latest news on the pair speculates that Rodriguez and Ronaldo are already engaged. After all, they’re already a family, with Rodriguez taking over mum duties for Cristiano’s children – why not make it official and be spouses, too?

Cristiano Ronaldo with wife & son at the Best FIFA Football Awards
The couple don’t publicly discuss if they are married! (Credit: FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Conclusion

A lot of women (and some men) would give anything to be with Cristiano Ronaldo. But sorry guys, the football hunk is definitely off the market. Georgina Rodriguez is one lucky gal, but judging by the fact that she’s gorgeous, supportive, and a loving mother to all of Ronaldo’s kids, we’d say that Cristiano is one lucky dude as well.

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