The couple met at at Gucci store in Madrid, Spain and it was love at first sight for both of them, Georgina Rodriguez says.
Every girl has a dream about what her life should be like. Some girls dream of a knight in shining armor who would transform them from Ella to Cinderella, and give them a life like a princess'. Not everyone finds a life like that but there are some people whose dreams come true. For Georgina Rodriguez, that moment came when she met her Prince Charming, the most popular soccer player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nobody knew who she was but now she's one of the most famous Wife and Girlfriends (WAG), an acronym used to refer to wives and girlfriends of high profile sportspersons. Singer Shakira is another famous member of this informal group as she is the girlfriend of soccer player Gerard Pique. Rodriguez, on the other hand, has had a difficult life but she always had her eyes set towards the good life.
Hailing from a small town in Spain, her first job was as a waitress. Here, she used to live in a cramped house with many other people. But she got tired of her living condition and wanted to do better. So, she moved to the seaside town of San Sebastian, where she got a job in Massimo Dutti. But, this too wasn't enough. Eventually, she moved to the UK in 2012 to be an au pair.
"I wanted to work in luxury and I understood that for that I had to speak English," Georgina told XLSemanal, a magazine in Spain, as per SUN UK.
Living in Bristol, she earned $11.55 an hour while taking care of children for a family there. Once she had learned English, she returned to Spain and got a job in high-end retail. She got her dream job as a saleswoman at Gucci in 2016 and it was there that she caught the former Real Madrid star Ronaldo's eye. They just happened to meet again at another brand's event, where they could "talk in a relaxed atmosphere", outside of a work environment. "It was love at first sight for both," Georgina said.
Initially, they wanted to keep their relationship under the radar and she continued working at Gucci. Soon, she was hounded by fans and photographers which eventually cost her her job. Ronaldo was able to help his girlfriend get a job at Prada in El Corte Inglés. However, fans and photographers got wind of this too. "I was hiding, but fans were looking for me at the store. They used to call up and ask about me, pretending to be clients. There were always photographers waiting for me. The director told me to go down to the basement because he did not want to see me in the store. I started to be very uncomfortable and then I left."
Now, Rodriguez is a mother to Ronaldo's four children, one of whom is the couples'. She told the SUN UK about the challenges of dating someone as famous as Ronaldo. "Being the partner of someone so famous is not easy but I would not change it for the world. What I feel for him is stronger than anything, any kind of pressure. Together we are stronger and there is a mutual admiration," she said. She also revealed some of their bedroom secrets. "But to seduce and to dream is so important. I always sleep in lingerie and I prefer sexy lingerie. It is comfortable and sexy and romantic. It has everything and it will make your man happy as well," said the 26-year-old.
The 35-year-old soccer player talked about finding true love after meeting her. "She helped me so much. Of course, I’m in love with her," he told Piers Morgan. The Juventas player, who is worth $364 million, added that his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, wants to see them walk down the aisle. "We’ll be [married] one day, for sure," he said. "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."
They welcomed their first child in Alana Martina in 2017 but she is like a mom to his three other children, surrogate twins Eva & Mateo and Cristiano Jr, as well. Rodriguez said that he had surprised her after Martina's birth with a beautiful gift. "When we got home from the hospital, he’d organized a surprise dinner, with all our nearest and dearest. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world," she said.
The strong mama hen said that raising four children is not intimidating for her. "I have always been mature and for me to have four children is not a burden," she said. "I no longer imagine my life without my children. It has definitely brought us closer. We’re happier together than ever. The children are our joy."