Top Facts About Irina Shayk, C. Ronaldo's Ex-Girlfriend

Sat 09 January 2021 | 6:30

Irina Shayk is a Russian supermodel and industry icon. She received international recognition when she first appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2011 Models.com. Complex magazine ranked her as the hottest Russian women. Let’s find out more Top facts about Irina Shayk.

You probably heard about the controversy of Irina Shayk the Russian gorgeous model and

Cristiano Ronaldo

the captain of the Portugal national team.

 Irina Shayk age

 is 35 and the Russian model beauty is stunning. She came from a small town in Russia and after being discovered she started working in the modeling industry. The Russian supermodel thrived in modeling and made her way through acting as well. 

The Russian model is one of the highest-paid models in the world and

Irina Shayk net worth

is quite high. Despite being famous and very successful she never forgot where she came from and continued giving back to her home community through working with charity organizations in Russia. She declared that she has done charity projects in her hometown with her sister which mainly focus on maternity hospitals. Let’s find out more about this humble and good-hearted supermodel.

Interesting Facts About Irina Shayk You Might Not Know

Top facts about Irina Shayk show that not only she has talents in modeling and acting she also showed skills in music too which makes her a triple threat. She opened up about her skills in music and stated, "I started playing piano at age six. I was also singing in the choir, so my mum put me into music school. I went to study there for seven years, but it was not my passion. I quit because I wanted to study marketing."

Irina Shayk Childhood and Parents

Now let’s get into the details of

Irina Shayk Childhood

. Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, known as Irina Shayk was born on 6 January 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union. Irina Shayk parents are Volga Tatar and Valery Shaykhlislamov. Her father Volga worked as a coal miner and as it appears from his surname his roots are Tatar. Her mother Valery was Russian and worked as a kindergarten music teacher. People thought she was from South American and she stated about this issue, "My father was dark-skinned, because he was Tatar, sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian. I get my light eyes from my mother."

Irina Shayk parents

were both working, and they had a simple life back then. The famous supermodel describes her home town as a very small village saying, "Yemanzhelinsk is a very small coal-mining village. There's nothing there, only coal mining. It's not on any maps. We didn't even have a movie theater. We had one street. There was a garden that was 30 minutes away, by walk. I was taking care of the potatoes and the tomatoes and the cucumbers.” Her mother wanted her to study music. At the age of nine, she enrolled in a music school and studied music for 7 years. She also played both the piano and the choir.

Soon Irina Shayk Childhood turned into tough times. Irina Shayk age was only 14 when her father passed away due to pneumonia. Her mother had three jobs to support her family. After graduating high school Shayk studied marketing but later chose to get into a beauty school with her older sister Tatiana. Irina Shayk body measurements were well fit, and her beauty was stunning, so she caught the attention of a person from a modeling agency. She was urged to participate in the Miss Chelyabinsk beauty contest. The humble beauty won the contest and described it to be below the standards of a beauty contest in Europe or the United States. Stay tuned for more top facts about Irina Shayk!

Irina Shayk Modeling Career

Irina Shayk age was 18 when she won the Miss Chelyabinsk beauty contest and received 60 thousand rubles for it. In 2007 the supermodel became the face of Intimissimi which is an Italian clothing brand. With

Irina shayk body measurements

and beauty anything was possible. Later that year she debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She continued her career in these annual editions until 2015 and took lots of photoshoots in various places like St. Petersburg, Naples, Grenada, and Chile. After representing the Intimissimi brand for 3 years, in 2010 the supermodel was elected to be the ambassador of Intimissimi.

The Russian beauty also worked with other campaigns including Victoria's Secret catalog, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti, and Morellato. Based on the

top facts about Irina Shayk

in 2009, she signed a contract with IMG Models. Irina modeled in the Giorgio Armani exchange in 2010 which is an important fashion event. She also was on the cover of Ocean Drive which is an American luxury lifestyle and fashion magazine. At this time, she was ranked one of the 50 hottest Russian women.

Irina Changed Her Course to High Fashion

Irina switched from swimwear to high fashion and she appeared on the Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue. Glamor Spain awarded her the Best International Model of 2010. On valentine’s day in one of the episodes of David Letterman talk shows, it was declared that Irina will be on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This was the first time that a Russian model appeared on the cover of this magazine. Shayk became the face of swim label Luli Fama's 2011 advertising campaign and look book. Over the years the supermodel worked with several magazines and appeared in fashion events as well.

In 2011 she appeared on the cover of magazines including Tatler Russia, Twelv, Cosmopolitan Spain, GQ Mexico, Glamour Spain, Amica Italy. She also posed for the Elle Spain, the special edition for Christmas. Based on the top facts about Irina Shayk, the stunning model currently owns 14th place on the "Top 20 Sexiest Models" list on Models.com. Later that year she also was voted "Sexiest Woman in The World" in the Hungarian magazine Periodika. In 2012 she appeared on the cover of Esquire UK, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Spain and Russia, GQ Germany, Glamour Russia and also S Moda Spain and The Sunday Times Style.

Shayk also represents the brand La Clover and Avon super drama mascara. In 2013 she appeared on the runway of Givenchy in the Paris fashion week and she also featured many times in Harper's Bazaar US. Top facts about Irina Shayk indicate that the famous supermodel also covered for Vogue Spain and her first Vogue cover was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. In 2014 Irina was the placard bearer for the Russian team in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Shayk appeared in runaways for Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Philipp Plein, and Mango. In 2020 she also walked in the last Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show. In 2016 while she was 6 months pregnant, she appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2015 she became the new L'Oréal Paris International Spokesperson. In 2016 she interviewed with the website Women Fitness and gave information about her workout, diet, skincare, and hair care and revealed her secrets of beauty. Top facts about Irina Shayk show that in 2019 she became the new face of Jean Paul Gaultier's "Scandal" fragrance.

Irina Shayk Acting Career

Irina Shayk made her way through acting as well. The famous Russian supermodel played Megara her first movie role alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules. In the movie preview, Irina declared, “It was a really great experience, especially as I've never taken acting classes in my life." Irina loved acting alongside great actors like John Hurt and Ian McShane she stated, "To be on the set with these amazing people was a dream come true." Despite the fun, she had onset the Russian supermodel believes that acting is quite challenging for her as well because English is not her first language and she has problems memorizing the lines.

Irina stated that she was still focusing on her modeling career but in the meanwhile, she considers taking small roles in movies too. She stated, "I had a great experience, so I definitely want to experience a movie set again. I definitely look forward to more movies. To be a small part of this big, amazing movie with Brett Ratner and Dwayne is just a dream come true.” Great job Irina we hope to see you in more movies. More top facts about Irina Shayk coming up!

Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo Love Story 

Now let’s get into the details of Irina Shayk personal life and the story of the supermodel and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Russian beauty met Cristiano Ronaldo in 2010, and they started dating since. 

Irina Shayk boyfriend

 is the most recognizable face in football history. The Portuguese footballer dedicated his whole life to football, and he loves to score goals on the field and win trophies as well. At the beginning of 2010, Irina Shayk met the successful footballer at the Armani Exchange event. The couple met all the time while filming advertisements.

The relationship added to their popularity and the fans were anxious to know any details of their relationship, but Irina Shayk remained discreet about their relationship and didn’t give details. In February 2011 as Cristiano Ronaldo received his Golden Boot award in Madrid he jetted to New York on valentine’s day and got on one knee and asked her to marry him. After a few months, the relationship got complicated. Cristiano stated that he had become a father, but Irina is not the mother. Apparently, the child was conceived when Irina Shayk boyfriend, Cristiano had a short relationship with an American waitress.

She was pregnant with the footballer’s child and being catholic she wasn’t able to abort the child. Irina forgave him for the relationship he had. During their relationship, Cristiano wasn’t faithful and also cheated on Irina with Argentine model Andressa Urach and TV presenter Lucía Villalón. In July 2010, a baby boy was born and Cristiano named him Cristiano Ronaldo Junior. In September 2014 in an interview, Cristiano stated that he wasn’t ready to marry Irina. Irina Shayk boyfriend became a father, and their relationship took another turn. Five years passed since they first started dating. Irina had constant shooting and Cristiano trained for football almost every day.

Their busy schedules didn’t allow them to spend much time together. They were hardly seeing together in public and both blamed their busy schedules. Rumors about their breakup began when Irina wasn’t at the footballer's third Ballon d'Or win in Zurich on 12 January. According to the top facts about Irina Shaky in January the couple declared their break up. Although Shayk was discreet about her relationship she willingly gave all the details to the media stating that Cristiano is a child, unfaithful, dishonest, and doesn’t have any respect for women. The Russian supermodel in an interview with the Spanish edition of Hellomagazine stated, “I feel positive and strong, if you're in a relationship, it should be good. Otherwise, it's best to leave.”

The Controversial Break Up of Irina and Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite being lip tight about their relationship Irina opened up about her relationship and talked to media and justified her discretion. She declared that she was professional and has her own career before dating the FIFA soccer player of the year. Irina didn’t want to be known as Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriend and she broke the pact of silence. She added to her statements to media, “Relationships are tough, and you have to know what kind of man you want at your side and what his values are, which is the important thing in life. If you are with somebody it is because you are both going in the same direction and looking for the same thing,”

According to a friend these statements didn’t have a good impact on Cristiano. Former Real Madrid player Guti blamed Cristiano for his weak performance on the pitch to the breakup and said that the same thing happened to him when he broke up with Arantxa de Benito. In an interview, the famous footballer declared, “I have been in Real Madrid and I have split up, and it’s not easy. It was a difficult time for me. I was playing and taking pills at the same time, and nobody knew about it. These are difficult things to accept, and on top of everything, you have to go out and play every Sunday at the Bernabéu and deal with the pressure,”

Irina Shayk Dating the Oscar Nominee Bradly Cooper

After her break up with the famous footballer, Irina started dating the 40-year-old Oscar nominee, Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper in mid-2015. At first, the couple kept their relationship secret from the paparazzi. But after a few months, the couple declared that they're having a relationship. Bradley Cooper introduced Irina to her mother, and she was happy to meet her.

At the end of 2016, Bradley made a proposal to the supermodel and in 2017 the couple welcomed their firstborn child. In 2019 there was disturbing news about Cooper and Lady gaga who acted alongside Bradly in the Oscar winner the Star is Born movie. Lady gaga denied any relationship with Cooper but once Irina went out of the Bradley mansion in summer and Lady Gaga replaced her everything become clear. The couple parted ways in June 2019.

Irina Shayk Children 

As for

Irina Shayk Children

, she gave birth to her daughter Lea De Seine on 21 March 2017 in Los Angeles. Shayk declared that her paternal grandmother's name was Galina which looks like the first name of her daughter was inspired by her grandmother’s name. On the other hand, the second part was inspired by the Seine river in Paris. Irina Shayk personal life indicates that she and Bradley came to an agreement to share custody of the child together and they also agreed to both live in New York City to be able to co-parent Lea De Seine together. 

Irina Shayk Salary and Net Worth 

For a model who appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and who is also been ranked to be one of the 50 hottest Russian women in the world,

Irina Shayk salary

must be sky-high. The Russian model made extensive contracts with several modeling agencies and appeared in fashion runaways in the high-profile fashion events which earned her a fortune over the years. Irina Shayk salary is paid generously more than other models. The Russian beauty makes $182 per hour, $30k per week, and $133k per month. With a salary like that Irina Shayk net worth must be high too. Irina Shayk net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $30 million. Well done Irina!

Irina Shayk Social Media Accounts

As for

Irina Shayk Social Media Accounts

, she has an Instagram account which is signed up by the username of


. The famous supermodel has posted 1684 pictures so far. Lots of other celebrities including Gigi Hadid, Priyanka Chopra, Taylor Hill, and also her best friend Adriana Lima follow her on this platform. There are mostly pictures of her modeling. Irina has more than 14 million followers on this platform and she also follows 622 people.

Now for other Irina Shayk Social Media Accounts, she has an account on Facebook which is also signed up by the username of


. More than 7 million people follow the gorgeous Russian model and her profile got more than 6 million likes too. As for Twitter, she has signed up by the username of


. She has more than 651k followers on this platform. You can follow her on social media and get more insights into

Irina Shayk personal life


Irina Shayk body measurements are listed below:

  • Height: 178 cm

  • Weight: 54 kg

  • Shoe size: 8 (US)

  • Dress size: 4 (US)

  • Body measurements: 34-23-35

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