Monday 18 November 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk 'split' after five years together

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and his girlfriend Irina Shayk attend the tennis match Spanish player Rafael Nadal against Spanish player David Ferrer at the Madrid Masters at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid on May 10, 2013. Nadal won 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-0. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and his girlfriend Irina Shayk attend the tennis match Spanish player Rafael Nadal against Spanish player David Ferrer at the Madrid Masters at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid on May 10, 2013. Nadal won 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-0. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid watches a friendly basketball between Spain and the USA with Irina Shayk at La Caja Magica
Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk during the final match of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis
Model Irina Shayk and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attend Marie Claire Prix de la Moda awards 2011 at French Embassy
FIFA Ballon d'Or nominee Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid and Irina Shayk arrive during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at the Kongresshaus on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and his girlfriend Russian model Irina Shayk arrive at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly split from his supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk.

The pair, who began dating in 2011, are rumoured to have gone their separate ways after she unfollowed her beau on Twitter, according to the Daily Mail. 

Russian beauty Irina is currently sunning herself on the beach while he claimed the ballon D'Or in  Zurich on Tuesday night.

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FIFA Ballon d'Or nominee Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid and Irina Shayk arrive during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at the Kongresshaus on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FIFA Ballon d'Or nominee Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid and Irina Shayk arrive during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at the Kongresshaus on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo first reported the news, but neither have confirmed the split publicly.

The couple have been together for over five years and while they're famously private, they did make an exception last summer when they posed together for the cover of Spanish Vogue.

Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid watches a friendly basketball between Spain and the USA with Irina Shayk at La Caja Magica
Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid watches a friendly basketball between Spain and the USA with Irina Shayk at La Caja Magica

While they made the long distance relationship work, the Sports Illustrated cover girl previously gushed that the Portugese athlete was her biggest fan.

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“I’m enjoying my relationship. (Cristiano) is the perfect supporter and he is always by my side and he knows how to make me happy," she said before, "I understand him perfectly well and he understands my job (modelling and acting), which is something very important to me.

"I love my profession and traveling, so I need my partner to understand what I’m doing and give me theI strength and support to do it."

Irina Shayk attends the Roberto Cavalli yacht party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Irina Shayk attends the Roberto Cavalli yacht party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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