Cristiano Ronaldo Is Single, Confirms Split From Model Irina Shayk
Cristiano Ronaldo has split from his supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk, after five years of dating.
Cristiano Ronaldo Splits From Girlfriend Irina Shayk
Ronaldo, Portugal’s beloved soccer stud, and Shayk both confirmed the breakup in separate statements this week. On Saturday, Jan. 17, Shayk, who recently co-starred in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson, released a statement about the breakup, insisting that there was no bad blood between the two.
Shayk’s rep said the model wanted to respond to rumors about a possible conflict between Shayk and Ronaldo’s family. “Any negative rumors with regards to Irina and the Ronaldo family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split,” Shayk’s rep said.
Ronaldo issued his own statement on Tuesday, Jan. 18, saying, “After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. I wish Irina the greatest happiness.”
It’s unclear when the two ended their relationship, but the split seems to have occurred within the last month. After a few weeks of rumors, Shayk’s absence at the 2014 Ballon d’Or ceremony last week reportedly kicked the rumors into high gear, causing Ronaldo to release his statement.