Cristiano Ronaldo at 39: A closer look at his romantic history and life with Georgina Rodriguez
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world's most beloved athletes. Although his impressive football career is nearing its conclusion, it isn't easy to envision the 39-year-old icon fading from memory after he retires.
The Portuguese star, who celebrates his birthday on February 5th, needed time to find his life partner. Since 2016, Georgina Rodriguez has filled that role. The couple has four children and also jointly raise Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., who was born before the legendary footballer met Rodriguez.
Foreign media have mentioned Jordana Jardel, who was reportedly Ronaldo's first significant romance. Jardel is the sister of former Brazilian footballer Mario Jardel. Ronaldo met her in 2003, but their relationship ended when he transferred from Lisbon to Manchester.
Ronaldo later reportedly courted reality TV star Imogen Thomas. Rumors circulated of an affair in 2011, but Ronaldo's representative has denied such claims, asserting that Ronaldo merely attempted to reach out to her.
In 2008, the 39-year-old footballer started a relationship with Spanish model Nereida Gallardo. Later that year, Ronaldo allegedly began dating Letizia Filippi, a woman older than him. Gallardo has recently made headlines by claiming that Ronaldo's current partner underwent undisclosed plastic surgeries.
When Real Madrid signed Ronaldo, he reportedly celebrated the transfer in Los Angeles, where he encountered and started dating socialite Paris Hilton. However, this romance was brief and quickly faded from public memory.
Following this, Ronaldo was linked with Kim Kardashian. Reportedly, they spent time together during her visit to Madrid, but this relationship also didn't progress.
When Ronaldo began dating Irina Shayk, many believed he had found his lifelong partner. They were together for five years until they decided to part ways.
Typically, rumors of infidelity surround the break-ups of footballers' relationships, and Ronaldo's case was no different. The Russian model confirmed these suspicions.
In total, the media have linked up to 13 women with Ronaldo over time. Considering his status as a celebrity, there may have been even more. Only the 39-year-old, who found stability in 2016 and now leads a happy life with Rodriguez, knows the true number.