It must be really good to be Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s currently representing his country at the World Cup, is the highest paid football player in the world, and was recently named the FIFPro World Player of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year. Could life get any better?
Brace yourself – it just did.
Meet Ronaldo’s rumored girlfriend, Irina Shayk (right), is a Russian model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue. Supposedly the pair have been dating since May. News of a budding relationship began after the soccer stud was spotted vacationing with the Russian beauty on his yacht in Italy, prior to meeting his teammates in South Africa for the World Cup.
According to Wikipedia, Irina moved to Paris in 2005 at the suggestion of a scout after winning the 2004 “Miss Chelyabinsk” beauty pageant. Since 2007 she has appeared in campaigns for La Perla, Paciotti 4US, Germaine de Capuccini, Armani Exchange and the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Irina was also the face of lingerie brand Intimissimi until 2009.