sparked rumours that he and girlfriend Irina Shayk may have married in secret when he referred to her as ‘my wife’ in an emotional acceptance speech after being crowned the FIFA World Player of the Year for the second time.
The 28-year-old sportsman was joined by both Russian model girlfriend Irina, also 28, and his three-year-old son Cristiano Junior as he claimed the coveted Ballon d’Or at the ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday night.
Overwhelmed by the honour, Ronaldo struggled to control his emotions, bursting into tears as he took to the stage alongside his little boy to accept his prize…He said
‘First of all I have to stay a great thanks to all of my team mates with the club and the national team. Without all their efforts this would not have been possible. I am very happy, it is very difficult to win this award.
‘Everybody that has been involved with me on a personal level I have to thank. My wife, my friends, my son. It is a tremendously emotional moment.’
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