Russian model, Irina Shayk has confirmed quiting her relationship with current world best, Cristiano Ronaldo. The news of the split started making waves after the model was obviously missing at the 2014 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony where her football star boyfriend picked up his 3rd Best Player of the Year award.

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Reports have it that the couple split because Irina refused to attend Ronaldo’s mother’s 60th birthday party in his home town. A statement released by Irina's representative on the issue has confirmed the split:

'‘We can confirm that Irina Shayk has ended her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. She has been very close to his family throughout their relationship. Any negative rumors about Irina and Ronaldo’s family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split. Irina has no comments at the moment.’ The relationship of the two former lovebirds was celebrated in the football/modelling/fashion world and they dated for over 5 years”.