Cristiano Ronaldo and his long-term girlfriend Irina Shayk have split, according to new reports. The couple have been together for five years, but in the past few weeks, the footballer and the Russian model have been hit with break-up rumours. Shayk’s rep confirmed exclusively to Page Six.
“We can confirm Irina Shayk has ended her relationship to Cristiano Ronaldo” her rep told us on Friday.
Rumors of a split first broke this week after Shayk was not by Ronaldo’s side at the annual FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich on Monday. Instead, he appeared at the awards event with his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, and young son, Cristiano Jr., whom he fathered with an unidentified woman.
Some believed the couple had split up after Shayk didn’t show up to Ronaldo’s mother’s 60th birthday party on New Year’s Eve.
But a rep for the top model told us, “She has been close with his family throughout the course of their relationship. 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 spilt. Irina has no further comment at the time.”
The Russian beauty, who was on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Ronaldo had been dating since 2010, after meeting on the set of an Armani ad.
The ridiculously hot couple quickly became an item, documenting their travels around the world on social media, and posed for a sultry cover of Vogue Spain’s June issue, with Ronaldo standing naked behind a clothed Shayk.
But the ex-lovebirds, both 29, noticeably spent New Year’s apart, and Shayk also posted photos of herself alone around her Jan. 6 birthday while Ronaldo was in Madrid.
Trouble might have been brewing over the summer when Ronaldo missed the July premiere of Shayk’s action movie “Hercules,” in which she starred opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A week later, Ronaldo was spotted partying in Vegas while Shayk was on Fire Island hanging with pals. Ronaldo’s rep didn’t get back to us.