According to various reports, Portugal and Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez are of the potential of breaking Saudi Arabia law by living together.
As per Saudi law, it is illegal to live in the same house without being married.
But the 37-year-old FIFA sensation and his long-time girlfriend Rodriguez are not expecting to be punished.
According to the Spanish news agency EFE due to Ronaldo’s status as one of the most marketable athletes in the world, the Portuguese star is unlikely to be punished.
Quoting two separate Saudi lawyers, the legal professionals expected the relevant authorities to not become involved in Ronaldo’s situation. Out of which, one stated,
“Although the laws still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have begun to turn a blind eye and do not persecute anyone. Of course, these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime.”
And the other one opined,
“The Saudi Arabian authorities, today, do not interfere in this matter [in the case of foreigners], but the law continues to prohibit cohabitation outside of marriage,”
Ronaldo met Rodriguez while he played for Real Madrid back in 2016 and they have two children together – Bella and Alana.
Ronaldo also has three other children – Cristiano Jr. and Eva and Mateo – who are twins.
Ronaldo’s much-awaited Al Nassr debut has been delayed after the Saudi club failed to register him as they have too many overseas players in their squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA rating has reportedly dropped to its lowest in 12 years after the ex-Manchester United star made his sensational move to Saudi side Al-Nassr.