Cristiano Ronaldo’s WAG Georgina Rodriguez ‘snubs’ being a Real Housewife

Sources say footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez prefers quiet nights in and takeaways to a life in the spotlight with the Cheshire WAG set – leaving TV bosses dismayed

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez

by Lily Smith |
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Fans were delighted when football legend Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United over the summer. And his transfer has meant that his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, and their family have moved from Turin, Italy, to start a new life in Cheshire.

The couple – worth £300m – moved into a £6m mansion in Alderley Edge with their daughter Alana, two, and Cristiano’s three children from previous relationships, Cristiano Jr, 10, and twins Eva and Mateo, three. They have reportedly now moved to another property nearby due to privacy and noise issues.

The arrival of Georgina, 27, will have no doubt excited the local WAG circle, including Real Housewives Of Cheshire stars Tanya Bardsley – married to Phil Bardsley, who plays for Burnley – and Dawn Ward, married to former Manchester United player, Ashley Ward.

But sources tell Closer that the WAGs have been left disappointed as the family have kept to themselves and are preferring a quiet life rather than one in the spotlight.

The source says, “The wives and girlfriends of the City and United players are very close knit. Since Georgina arrived in Cheshire, the WAGs have invited her to lots of events and are ready to welcome her with open arms. She’s the richest and most high-profile WAG in the world so she’d be a great addition to their circle.

“But being part of the WAG set isn’t Georgina’s style and it never has been. If she does go out for a meal, it’ll be with Cristiano and the children, not at a fancy bar with girlfriends. Most of the time, she prefers Netflix and a takeaway to being in a posh restaurant. If she goes to a match, she normally keeps to herself, just focuses on watching Cristiano play, and meets up with him after.”

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Georgina’s lifestyle now is a world away from her childhood, having grown up in a working-class family in the small village of Jaca in Spain. She left home at 15, earning just £250 a week as a shop worker while sharing a cramped house with five people.

After learning English in Spain, she moved to the UK to work as an au pair in Bristol, earning £9.50 an hour. She then moved back to Madrid and became a sales assistant at Gucci. In 2016, she met Cristiano, 36, when he walked into the shop.

She said of their meeting, “Our first meeting was at Gucci... 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.”

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But despite dating a multi-millionaire, Georgina has said she’s keen to stay grounded and be financially stable in her own right. While Cristiano played for Italian team Juventus, she did a financial accounting course, saying she wanted a career. She said, “I loved earning money for myself and never let myself be helped. If I can buy something not too expensive, I do. If I can’t wear Chanel, I buy Zara.”

And sources say that ITV was keen to snap Georgina up for hit show Real Housewives Of Cheshire – but she isn’t interested in a life in the spotlight.

The source adds, “Georgina would be perfect for Real Housewives – she has an amazing lifestyle, is beautiful and has a fascinating rags-to-riches story. But she’s not interested. She likes keeping a low profile and staying true to herself, and doesn’t want to be a reality star.”

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