Saudi Arabia Amends Marriage Law To Accommodate Ronaldo And His Partner
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The unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo as Al Nassr player on Tuesday in the Saudi Arabia Pro League is not only changing the country’s football history but even its laws are being amended to allow the five-time Ballin d’Or winner live with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez. The law forbids cohabitation.
Ronaldo and Georgina are not yet married, they will be breaking the law by living together in the country.
However, Saudi Arabia marriage law forbids couples that are not married from living together.
However, Spanish news outlet, Sport, revealed that Ronaldo and Rodriguez will be living together in Saudi Arabia and are most likely not going to be punished for breaking the law.
The Portuguese star is not married and has never been married before.
His six-year relationship with Georgina Rodriguez is the longest one he is known to have had, though he was seen going out with Russian model Irina Shayk on numerous occasions between 2010 and 2015.
But Rodriguez is the only one of his girlfriends he is known to have had children with.
And Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken positively about the idea of getting hitched in recent years.
In January 2022, a Netflix documentary called ‘I Am Georgina’ was released about the couple’s life.
In it, Ronaldo said he was convinced that he will marry Georgina Rodriguez and stated it could happen very soon.
He commented: “I always tell Georgina that when we get that click, like everything with our life and she knows what I’m talking about.
“It could be in a year, or it could be in six months or in a month. I’m 1000 per cent sure it will happen.”
Ronaldo joined Al Nassr from Manchester United after his contract with the club was terminated by mutual agreement following an explosive interview the Portuguese star had in November with British presenter, Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old heavily criticised the management of Man United saying there had been no improvement at the club since Sir Alex Ferguson left. He also lashed United coach Erik ten Hag, saying he had no respect for him.
Ronaldo was officially unveiled as an Al Nassr player on Tuesday after receiving a thrilling welcome upon arrival.
He said he chose to join the Saudi Arabian club because he wanted to help in developing the sport in the region and be a mentor to the younger generation there.
He also said he chose to join the Arabian club because he had “won everything” there is to win in Europe.
The deal signed with Al Nassr is a whooping £173m per year deal that has made Ronaldo the highest paid footballer in the world.
Al Nassr have won the Arabian league nine times.