Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular athletes in the world. Not only is he one of the top earning athletes of this generation, he is also one of the best footballers in the world, if not the best. Ronaldo’s football resume is legendary. In fact, he recently added the 2017 La Liga championship and 2017 Champions League title to his growing list of conquests. But Ronaldo isn’t just a conqueror on the football field.
Known as a ladies man, Cristiano Ronaldo has dated some of the hottest and most beautiful women in the world. He had relationships, affairs, flings and during his colorful football career. Some are confirmed, some he would deny but all equally interesting.
23 Girls That Cristiano Ronaldo Has "Dated" [ 2003 - 2016 ]
Here are some of the popular Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriends, affairs, hook ups and flings. To be fair to the ladies, we listed them down from past to present:
Merche Romero is a Portuguese TV personality and model. She is particularly known as the presenter for Uma Boa Apostas and Factor M on Portuguese TV.
Ronaldo and Romero had a relationship in 2005 and 2006 although they never confirmed or deny their relationship in public. It only became official when Merche announced in a September 2006 interview with the Portuguese TV show So Visto! That they had broken up. The couple was however, often photographed together in public events or in vacations, just like when the couple spent time together in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. Ronaldo was only 21 and Merche Romero was already 30 when the pair hooked up.
Imogen Mary Thomas is a Welsh model and reality TV star. She represented Wales in the Miss World competition in China in 2003 and was a three month housemate during the 7th series of the Big Brother TV franchise in 2006.
Imogen was linked to Ronaldo when he was a budding star at Manchester United. According to reports, the Llaneli-born model flirted with Cristiano Ronaldo when he partied in the Sanderson Hotel’s VIP Purple bar. Thomas, who worked as a bar hostess there before entering the Big Brother House, was said to have went to Ronaldo’s suite where they enjoyed a night of passion. The two became an item again five year later, in the middle of Thomas’ affair with married soccer stars, when Ronaldo was said to be trying to woo her again.
Gemma Louise Atkinson is a glamour model and English actress popular for her role as Lisa Hunter in the British soap opera Hollyoaks. Aside from her other TV gigs, she is also a film and stage actress. She launched a parallel career as a glamour model and appeared in provocative and sexy photoshoots for FHM, Arena, Loaded, Zoo, Nuts and Maxim in 2006.
In 2016, Atkinson revealed her ‘glamorous’ first date with Ronaldo in 2007. She said they just went to her house, drank cups of teas and watched ‘Only Fools and Horses’ on TV. Genuinely, she said. Really? Ronaldo’s such a prolific goal scorer you don’t want to believe they just snuggled up to watch TV. She also said it was ‘mad’ having a relationship with Ronaldo because he was followed everywhere. When they split up, Atkinson claims she was offered a lot of money to speak about him but she refused.
Not much is known about Nereida Gallardo except that she was Cristiano Ronaldo’s former flame. She is Spanish though and is said to be a model although she isn’t as photographed now as when she was still hooked up with Ronaldo. She first gained fame for being the girlfriend of Real Madrid footballer Sergio Ramos ( Ronaldo’s current teammate ).
Gallardo and Ronaldo met in a night club in Mallorca on January 2008 and began dating afterwards. She had his initials tattooed on her wrist and they spent plenty of weekends at his Cheshire home. But after nine months, he dumped her via text message ( SMS ). Gallardo hit back and has been calling Ronaldo a coward ever since. She aso revealed in 2009 that the soccer star is a flop in bed.
Of course you know Paris Hilton. The American hotel heiress, socialite, TV personality, model and whatever. And yeah, you probably know her better for ‘1 Night in Paris’ with Rick Salomon, if you know what we mean.
In 2009, Paris and Ronaldo met at the Los Angeles night club ‘My House’ before going over to her sister Nicky’s house in the wee hours of the morning. Hours earlier, news of Ronaldo’s £80million transfer to Real Madrid hit the news. The first night they hooked up, the pair had the time of their lives. On the next and succeeding days though, Ronaldo was reportedly shy and there were awkward silent moments. Paris realized they were better off a friends and was said to have told him that. Tabloids quoted a source saying Hilton wanted her man to be rugged and macho.
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Ronaldo was having the time of his life, enjoying his SMS breakup from Nereida Gallardo. He had just made tabloid news with her brief fling with Paris Hilton. And then he was caught kissing with Kim Kardashian in Spain.
Who doesn’t know Kim Kardashian of the Keeping up with the Kardashians fame? That extremely popular reality TV show from E!. She’s also the better half of Kanye West and the stepdaughter of Olympian Bruce Jenner whom we know now as Caitlyn. Going back, Kim and Cristiano met at a Beverly Hills hotel one year before the kissing incident at La Dorado. After dinner, the two reportedly went to Cristiano’s mansion on separate cars. It wasn’t just a one night stand though as sources confirmed the two constantly communicated after that date. The affair didn’t last long though.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s most publicized relationship was with Irina Shayk but there was a time when the two were together that a scandal broke out.
Andressa Urach may not be on Irina’s level of class or beauty but she may have something that Cristiano craved about. Urach was a contestant at Brazil’s popular Miss BumBum competition. That’s right; it’s a contest for the most beautiful behind in the Brazil. Urach claims that on March 19, 2013, she received several flirtatious texts from the football star that led to a one night tryst 48 hours before Real Madrid’s 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League semifinals match. Ronaldo has vehemently denied these claims.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s alleged affairs contributed to his fallout with Irina Shayk. Aside from the Andressa Urach controversy, he also had a rumored 2012 fling with Portuguese TV actress and presenter Rita Pereira. Pereira is also a model who posed for Playboy Portugal in May 2012.
The two allegedly met at the Seven Vilamoura, a nightclub in Algarve owned by Cristiano Ronaldo himself. The meeting took place after an international match between Portugal and Panama. After several intimate hours of conversation, they hooked up. The Rita Pereira affair is one of the flings often linked to the split up between Ronaldo and Shayk.
They fell in love after modelling together during an Armani photoshoot in 2010.
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk is the first Russian to be on the cover of the popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. Shayk modeled for the 2010 Spring/Summer campaign of Armani Exchange and met Cristiano Ronaldo there. They hooked up and had a five year long distance love affair that led to an engagement.
Irina stuck with Cristiano despite the rumored affairs. But on New Year ’s Eve 2015, she reportedly read flirtatious text messages from other women on his phone. After a confrontation, she ended their relationship right there and then.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s current beau is Spanish babe Georgina Rodriguez. Georgina used to work for a Gucci store in Madrid, Spain. She and Cristiano are rumored to have met at a Dolce & Gabana event. The two were first spotted in November 2016, holding hands and publicly showing affections at Disneyland Paris. The relationship is now public as Rodriguez has been attending Real Madrid matches at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. And on one occasion, she was snapped with Cristiano’s son Ronaldo Jr.
Ronaldo’s on a high after winning the La Liga in May and the Champions League several days ago. Georgina was also recently photographed with a reported baby bum, fueling pregnancy rumors.
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