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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks up with girlfriend Irina Shayk

/ 06:46 PM January 20, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts after winning the FIFA Men's soccer player of the year 2014 prize at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awarding ceremony  in Zurich, Switzerland, last  Jan. 12, 2015. AP

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts after winning the FIFA Men’s soccer player of the year 2014 prize at the FIFA Ballon d’Or awarding ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last Jan. 12, 2015. AP

LISBON — Cristiano Ronaldo confirms he has broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk.

Ronaldo says on Tuesday in a written statement to The Associated Press, “After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end.

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“We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now.”

He says he is making the statement to end speculation about their relationship and his private life.

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Ronaldo recently picked up the Ballon d’Or after being voted the world’s best football player, but Shayk did not accompany him to the ceremony in Monaco. Her absence triggered rumors that their relationship was over.

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