Cristiano Ronaldo confirms split from model girlfriend Irina Shayk

Published Tuesday, Jan 20 2015, 17:33 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk have confirmed their split.

After speculation of a separation began circulating last week, football star Cristiano has now released a statement confirming the breakup.

Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo in New York, June 2013

© Twitter / Cristiano Ronaldo

He told AP: '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."

No further details were revealed.

Rumours of a split emerged last week when Irina did not accompany Cristiano to Zurich where he picked up his Ballon d'Or footballer of the year award.

Instead, the Real Madrid and Portugal star was joined on stage by his mother Dolores and his mini-me son Cristiano Jr.

Cristiano Ronaldo (R) stands with his son Cristiano Jr after receiving the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 12, 2015.


Cristiano was joined on stage by son Cristiano Jr. last week.

It was alleged that Cristiano and Irina's split came after the model declined to attend a party Cristiano had arranged for his mother, but Irina's rep has said this is completely false.

The rep told Daily Mail: "Irina has been close with his family throughout the course of their relationship. Any negative rumours with regards to Irina and the Ronaldo family are completely false, and have not been a factor in the cause of the split.

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