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It is over... Ronaldo confirms split with girlfriend

January 16, 2015 12:48 IST

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo and model Irina Shayk

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo and model Irina Shayk. Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his split with Russian model gal-pal Irina Shayk.

The duo sparked the rumors of split recently when Shayk unfollowed the footballer on Twitter.

The 29-year-old model also sparked split rumors when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award. The Real Madrid star too made no mention of the beauty while collecting the trophy.

The duo's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.

Irina Shayk poses

Irina Shayk poses. Photograph: Irina Shayk/Facebook

The gorgeous pair were dating since 2010. The article featured the headline, “CR7 confirms to his family that he is separated. He has finished his romance of nearly five years with Irina.”

It has been reported that things started to get rocky when the model allegedly clashed with the striker's mother over Christmas plans. In addition to this, Ronaldo failed to wish her a happy birthday on January 6, but instead sent out a promotional tweet from a recent flight with his teammates.

Shayk is currently enjoying some alone time on the beach in a tropical destination, and has been sharing snaps of her trip, flaunting her tan skin.

Source: ANI