Georgina reveals her reaction to seeing Ronaldo for first time as a shop worker
GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ has revealed she thought Cristiano Ronaldo was so handsome the first time she met him as a £10-an-hour clothes shop worker, she had trouble looking him in the eyes.
The 29-year-old model and influencer admitted it was “love at first sight” when he walked into the Gucci store in Madrid where she was employed at the time.
And in her first TV interview ever last night she said: “He’s such a handsome man. When I saw him he was so handsome I felt embarrassed to look at him.”
She also revealed for the first time the 2016 encounter that changed her life was a chance meeting because she was supposed to have left the shop at 5pm and had only stayed on to help a female client that a male colleague normally attended to because he was on holiday.
Georgina, who now has two children with the footballer but treats his three kids as if they were her own, said: “I was finally able to leave the shop to go home three hours later than I should have and as I was getting ready to leave Cristiano came in with his eldest son and some friends. Let’s just say it was butterflies in my stomach.”
The Argentinian-born Spaniard, who admitted to being nervous at the start of her interview on popular night-time Spanish show El Hormiguero but relaxed as the programme went on, also showed off two of her three tattoos and promised to reveal the third in the second series of her new Netflix show out on Friday.
One of the inkings she let the cameras do a close-up of was a picture of an angel, dedicated to her twin called Angel who died last April.
Speaking of the other, consisting of the initials ‘C’ and ‘G’ with a heart between them, Georgina told the show host and members of the studio audience who included her sister Ivana and friends: “The moment I had this tattoo done is on my reality show.
“It was my first trip to Paris with Cristiano. We were in the hotel room and on the bedside tables they leave notepads with a pencil. I went to lie down and I saw CG on the notepad and ended up taking it and still have it to this day.
“I always wanted to have a tattoo done with it and we were on holiday with friends in Sardinia and I said I wanted a tattoo, well a tattoo that ended up being three, and I had this one done.”
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She went on to gush: “Cristiano is marvellous. He’s a wonderful father, a wonderful son, brother, friend and partner, boss and employee because he’s an employee as well. He’s fantastic in every sense of the word.
“Sometimes we’re at home eating and I look at him and think ‘How lucky I feel to be the one he’s chosen to create this wonderful family’ and I go to bed really happy.”
Georgina raised eyebrows at the start of the interview, when she admittedly appeared very nervous, by confessing: “I love my children all day, but not those of others.”
And she caused another stir when she added after explaining both she and Cristiano come from working-class families and try to ensure their children know they are very lucky to have the privileged life they lead: “I tell them they shouldn’t leave their food and if they don’t eat it it’s for their afternoon snack later.
“At times I put them on videos of children who don’t have food and tell them that’s what could happen to them.”
Georgina also let slip that she had been offered work on the big screen but had turned down the chance because of a “lack of time.”
The star, who now has more than 47 million fans on Instagram, said: “I have been offered the chance to do films. Because of a lack of time I haven’t been able to accept any of the roles.
“I know I would do it well. I have done classical dance which has involved interpreting roles since I was a child.”
Insisting money had only changed her “for the better” because it meant she could help her family and friends much more than before which was “very gratifying”, she went on to speak glowingly of Saudi Arabia.
Cristiano left Man United by mutual consent last November following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he accused the club of betraying him and admitted he didn’t respect manager Erik ten Tag.
His £173 million-a-year move to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr after the World Cup made him the highest-paid sportsman ever.
Despite the country’s poor human rights record Georgina made it clear she loves where she now lives and thinks women are well treated there.
Asked how she was adapting to life in Riadh, where she and her family first lived in a skyscraper hotel before moving to their first proper Middle Eastern home, she said: “It’s a marvellous country.
“I have to admit I went there very conditioned by what people say about it and what you hear but it’s a very safe country, a real family place and they really look after women and their children. People are very generous and really thoughtful.
“A girlfriend of mine came to visit and was in a hotel and they hadn’t left her any water. As it was very expensive she went to a call centre but her card wasn’t working and she didn’t have any local currency.
“A man ended up inviting her to a bottle of water. The people are very kind and very thoughtful.”
Georgina wasn’t asked about the three miscarriages she is set to reveal she suffered in chapter one of the upcoming second series of her new Netflix show before the loss of her child nearly a year ago.
It emerged at the weekend she would make the heart-wrenching confession.
Briefly speaking about the loss of Angel at the end of the interview, she said: “There’s been a lot of darkness but a lot of love. Doing this second series has helped a lot because I had a female director who I really got on with and helped me massively.
“My friends have been by my side and Cristiano of course. I’ve had the good fortune to share this tragedy with those closest to me which has also helped.”
Source: The Sun
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