The sister of Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that the Real Madrid star's split with Irina Shayk is 'like a death', reports the Mirror.
The Portuguese superstar, who is recognised by many as the world's best player, was involved in a high profile break-up with the Russian model over the festive period, with it being claimed that she failed to attend a surprise birthday party for his mother.
In fact, Shayk has recently admitted the she felt “ugly and insecure” alongside the former Manchester United man, with it appearing that there is no coming for the duo.
And now Ronaldo's sister Elma has admitted that, despite the breakup feeling like a death, the separation is just like any other, and the 30-year-old is happy and will move on.
She told reporters: “Irina is like a death.
"We have suffered with the separation but we have to walk forward and overcome it. Cristiano is fine with or without a woman at his side. He’s happy.
“This split was like that of any other couple. It’s over and that’s it. Now we move on.”
In fact, it was only last week that Shayk, who was with Ronaldo for five years, hinted that she finished with the Portuguese ace over adultery, but that's something yet to be confirmed.
After speaking to a Spanish magazine last week, Shayk stated: "My ideal man is faithful, honest and a gentleman who knows how to treat women.
“I don’t believe in men who make us feel unhappy, because they’re boys not men.
“I thought I had once found the ideal man but it didn’t turn out that way. "I think a woman feels ugly when she’s got the wrong man at her side. I’ve felt ugly and insecure.”
Football, football, football
There's no doubt about it, the Portuguese ace must be fully concentrated on all things football for the time being. In truth, the player's form has taken a slight dip of late, so he will be desperate to find his best form sooner rather than later.
And with a huge El Clasico clash with Barcelona to come this weekend, the versatile forward will be determined to inspire his side to victory. Real certainly need Ronaldo to rediscover his best form if they're going to secure domestic and European success under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti this term.
Ronaldo will need to quickly get over Shayk and start finding the net with ease again in the immediate future.
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