Facts You Need To Know about Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo’s Girlfriend
Georgina Rodriguez is one of the most famous WAGs of football world; however, she hasn't always lived a luxury life.
Rodriguez is originally from the northeastern Spanish city of Jaca. It has a population of over 13,000 and is near the French border, around 450km from Madrid. She was born to a Spanish mum and an Argentine dad.
The 25-year-old Spanish model lived in a cramped, shared house and worked as a £250-a-week shop girl before her life was transformed by meeting the Juventus star Ronaldo.
Georgina learned dance before changing careers to modelling after studying English in London.
She worked as a waitress in her hometown before moving to Bristol, England along with her family.
It was reported that Georgina’s father was a convicted cocaine trafficker named Jorge Rodriguez, 69, who spent ten years in jail.
Ronaldo is not the only footballer in Georgina’s life as her father was a former footballer. Unfortunately, her mother was tragically killed in a car accident in 2011.
Let us dig a little bit deeper and review the facts we need to know about Georgina Rodriguez:
Love at first sight
Georgina has claimed that her first meeting with the football star Ronaldo was "love at first sight."
Rodriguez met the Portugal star at a Gucci store in Madrid, where she was working as a shop assistant.
"Our first meeting was at Gucci, where I worked as a sales assistant," she recalled in an interview.
"Days later, we saw each other again at another brand's event.
"It was then that we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside my work environment. It was love at first sight for both."
“His height, his body, his beauty caught my attention. I was trembling in front of him, but a spark ignited,” she said.
The relationship progressed steadily from there, and they started to be snapped by paparazzi together in public in late 2016. Most memorably, Ronaldo was caught in a wig and sunglasses in an attempt to disguise himself during a trip to Disneyland Paris later that year.
It is worth mentioning that Ronaldo dated the Russian model Irina Shayk for nearly five years until January 2015, when their break-up was described as "like a death" in the family by his sister.
Ronaldo was linked to a number of women after that, but it became apparent a few years ago that the Spanish model is officially the Portugal captain's partner.
Rodriguez has since attended Real Madrid matches and, of course, has been part of the family for the FIFA awards, attending the ceremonies with Ronaldo's mother, sisters, and son.
This relationship is clearly the most serious one Ronaldo has had since breaking up with Irina, a fact that is really emphasized by Georgina’s giving birth to a baby girl, her first with Ronaldo and the Juventus star's fourth child.
The two have both made clear they are in love, and Georgina even spelled it out on Instagram. She was even there when Ronaldo's yacht was inspected by tax agents in the Balearic Islands, and followed Ronaldo from Madrid to Spain after the forward signed for Juventus.
Georgina calls their 4 children their Joy!
Rodriguez gave birth to Alana, the couple’s first child together, on November 12, 2017. Ronaldo used a surrogate for the birth of twins, Eva and Mateo. The mother of Ronaldo’s oldest child, Cristiano Jr., is unknown. Despite only physically giving birth to one of the four children, Rodriguez treats all four children the same.
“The children are our joy,” Rodriguez stated.
“We wake up and the first thing we do is hug and kiss them, put them in their little chairs and watch them while they have their breakfast, make sure they have everything they need, and so on all day long. This is a very special time for us all,” she continued.
Ronaldo may be one of the best soccer players in the world, but his family is his biggest priority. Rodriguez noted she received a surprise party when they brought Alana home from the hospital.
“I’m very proud of him,” Rodriguez told. “When we got home from hospital, he’d organized a surprise dinner, with all our nearest and dearest. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world.”
Ronaldo also added, “Spending time with them, being by their side, smiling and laughing with them. They’ve brought a lot of happiness and joy to my life.”
Georgina loves watching Ronaldo's games
Georgina was on the pitch celebrating Ronaldo's first Serie A win with Juventus in 2019.
"Congratulations, my love, for being once more a CHAMPION. We love you," she wrote on her Instagram.
She has also been spotted at several Real Madrid games, usually sitting beside and chatting to Cristiano Jr in the executive boxes, as well as frequenting several Juventus matches.
The model has also been there to support her husband at his award ceremonies, such as the FIFA Best Awards.
During the 2018 World Cup, Georgina was spotted at Portugal's games, cheering on Ronaldo from the stands.
In their final group game against Iran, she posted a photo of herself wearing a Ronaldo No.7 shirt with the caption: "Come on Cristiano. We love you".
Georgina’s modeling career
Georgina is a model who also studied accounting while she was pregnant with Alana. She is passionate about the fashion industry, but also has other interests.
According to reports, Rodriguez took a course on financial accounting, which is assumed to be useful in her various business ventures.
Rodriguez noted she wanted to study business and marketing, but her previous work schedule did not allow her to fully pursue it.
Rodriguez explained how she first started getting interested in fashion, “There is not an exact moment [when I decided to become a model].”
“When I was little, I was not very pretty and I never had that mischief of wanting to be the prettiest of the class, because I felt very normal; but, when I went to high school, people said that she was very pretty, that she had a very beautiful body.
“Based on hearing from everyone that I was very pretty, I started to believe it and thought, “Being a model is not bad. What girl, being beautiful, does not dream of being the image of a good campaign? Who says he is not lying. And that’s what happened to me.”
Georgina’s lifestyle adjustment
Rodriguez went from living a normal life, to constantly being in the spotlight. Her pivotal moment has even impacted her career. Rodriguez worked at a Gucci store in Spain where she was believed to have met Ronaldo.
When news broke the couple were an item, press and fans began showing up at the store. Rodriguez explained to XL Semanal why she had to quit her job because of the unwanted attention.
“At the beginning [the job] very well, until the photos came out of Paris, the press harassed me and I had to change stores,” Rodriguez noted to XL Semanal.
“In Gucci I was only eight months, from April to December 2016… I was hiding, but they were going to look for me at the store. They also called Gucci and asked about me, posing as clients of mine.
“Since I had to become very loyal to my clients, I would get on the phone and then listen to a voice that asked me if my relationship was true.”
“Around Gucci there were always eight or ten photographers waiting for me. The director told me to go down to the store because he did not want to see me in the store.”
“I started to be very uncomfortable and then I left Gucci and went to the Prada store in El Corte Inglés,” Rodriguez added.
Rodriguez is nine years younger than CR7
Rodriguez was born in 1994, meaning that she is nine years younger than CR7. However, Ronaldo believes that age is not important and they have a lot in common and that they are happy together.
The beauty hails from a very humble background, growing up in the tiny village of Jaca, northern Spain, with her Argentinean former footballer father, Jorge, and Spanish mother, Ana.
She dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. But because her parents couldn’t afford to send her to dance school, Georgina set her sights on a career in fashion retail instead.
It was clear from a young age that she was ambitious and like Ronaldo, who grew up in a tin-roofed house in Madeira, she did everything to chase her dreams.
Today, her dreams include raising four children, and cheering on Ronaldo on the pitch. Rodriguez remains incredibly driven, but admits that her relationship with Ronaldo has given her something her career could not provide.
Rodriguez admitted that, “I have found love, we complement each other very well. We have a beautiful relationship and when I have him beside me, I have everything. I feel loved and cared for. Love conquers all.”
Rodriguez is very shy
“I am very shy and maybe that upset me, even more so in front of a person that with a single look, deeply touched me.
“Later, the way Cristiano treats me, takes care of me, and loves me covered the rest.”
Rodriguez came into media spotlight when reports of her dating Cristiano Ronaldo started doing the rounds.
"Being the partner of someone so famous is not easy but I wouldn't change it for the world. What I feel for him is stronger than anything, any kind of pressure,” Rodriguez added.
Ronaldo and Rodriguez have a daughter named Alana
Juventus star Ronaldo and Rodriguez have been dating since 2016 and share one daughter, Alana Martina, together.
Rodriguez and Ronaldo welcomed their first baby, a sister to twins Eva and Mateo and son Cristiano Jr. in 2017. She is their first baby together and they named her Alana Martina.
Ronaldo already had three children and had revealed that he was delighted to be welcoming a fourth to the family.
Ronaldo said: "Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely.
“It’s taught me things about love that I never knew existed.
“It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.
What does the future hold?
More children together may be something the couple has already considered, but perhaps marriage isn't too far down the line.
"We’ll be married one day, for sure," Ronaldo said in an interview.
"It’s my mum’s dream as well. So, one day. Why not? It’s great. She’s my friend. We have conversations. I open the heart for her and she opens the heart for me."
Once it was speculated that Ronaldo has secretly married his stunning girlfriend Rodriguez.
The Italian magazine claimed that the couple enjoyed their beautiful big day in Morocco.
It was reported that his last-known trip to the North African country was in May, sparking speculation they may got married several months ago but preferred to keep it as a secret.
Spanish media have also echoed the news, starting an international guessing game as to whether the footballer and his former shop assistant partner are now officially married or not.
Later, Ronaldo revealed that he had yet to ask for her hand in marriage.
Rodriguez also said, ‘Every couple wants to get married and I would love to personally. ‘Right how we have priorities and a lot of responsibilities, although in the future it would be marvelous to become Cristiano’s wife.’
Both Ronaldo and Rodriguez admitted that they would love to get married but quashed rumors they were already married.
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Rodriguez net worth
The Spanish model is very well-known for being the girlfriend of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Georgina, who is pursuing a career in modeling, is also a trained dancer.
According to various reports, Georgina Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million as of 2020.
Georgina has signed her modeling contract with Madrid agency Uno Models to continue adding to her net wealth for years to come.
Moreover, she has appeared in highly anticipated Spanish magazine covers like VIP Magazine, Nova Gente, Diva E Donna, LOVE, and Lux magazines.