Quote: "If you have a relationship, it has to be a good one; otherwise it's better to let it go... I felt ugly and insecure. I want a man who is faithful, honest; a gentleman who knows how to respect women." Russian model Irina Shayk lacked self-confidence in her relationship with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The couple split in January (15) after five years together.
Quote: "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. I wish Irina the greatest happiness." Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo breaks his silence over his split from the Russian model in a statement to the Associated Press.
Fact: Soccer stud and model Cristiano Ronaldo has stripped off for the latest issue of Vogue Spain. The Real Madrid star poses with his girlfriend Irina Shayk, who covers the parts of her man only she gets to see by standing in front of him and seductively leaning back. The couple has been dating since 2010.
Fact: Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named World Player of the Year. He was presented with Fifa's Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Switzerland on Monday night (13Jan14).
Fact: Jennifer Lopez's producer pal Redone is helping the sister of soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo launch her music career by taking charge of her debut album. Portuguese singer Katia Aveiro has recruited the hitmaker to work on the as-yet-unnamed project, which will be released in November (13), following the success of their current collaborative single Boom sem parar.
Fact: Two ex-lovers of soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo are set to face-off on Britain's upcoming reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother. Rhian Sugden and Jasmine Lennard have signed up as contestants for the new series, which begins next week (beg13Aug12).
Quote: "I always knew deep down inside him somewhere there was impeccable musical taste. I'm not sure whether he could afford us for a gig though!" Rocker Noel Gallagher was flattered to learn soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo wants to a private Oasis concert in Spain.
Fact: Soccer stud and model Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the recipient of the coveted Golden Ball honour, which is bestowed annually upon the European Footballer of the Year.