Gemma Atkinson has been accused of inventing her romance with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro has claimed that the Man United star has never been involved in a relationship with the former Hollyoaks actress.
“He doesn’t have a girlfriend,” Dolores insisted. “I put my hands in the fire as he did not go with the girl people say is his girlfriend. I don’t know her and don’t care if she’s beautiful.”
Atkinson announced that she was Ronaldo’s girlfriend in January but he has not confirmed the romance and they have never been pictured together.
A friend of Gemma’s told The Sun: “Ronaldo’s mother is probably just being protective. I’ve seen the texts they send and they’re definitely boyfriend and girlfriend. Gemma’s a down-to-earth lass and not interested in him as a publicity stunt.”
Ronaldo makes it to the list of “top 10 dream mixed doubles partners” written by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova on her official website.
According to Sharapova, she and Ronaldo would make “one hot team”… time to learn some tennis Ronnie.
The top 10…
1. John McEnroe
2. James Bond
3. Vladimir Putin
4. Prince William
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Adam Scott
7. LeBron James
8. Yao Ming
10. Orlando Bloom
Ronaldo’s girlfriend Gemma Atkinson will be cheering on Manchester United at home after giving up two tickets to the FA Cup Final.
A ‘special friend’ gave the blonde actress two tickets for the match between the Premiership champions and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, but the 22-year-old chose to pass the tickets to her parents who are life-long United fans.
It’s reported that Gemma is throwing a FA Cup final party for her friends at home instead.
Cristiano Ronaldo did another awards double on Monday night after being named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year on Monday night.
Manchester United Awards 2007
Academy Player of the Year – Craig Cathcart
Reserves Player of the Year – Kieran Lee
Goal of the Season – Paul Scholes v Aston Villa
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year – Cristiano Ronaldo
Players’ Player of the Year – Cristiano Ronaldo
Actress Gemma Atkinson, 22, says her previous boyfriends expected to dress up in skimpy outfits for showbiz parties, but Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is like a breath of fresh air.
‘I love a bloke who I can be myself with,’ she declares to British tabloids.
‘I can sit on the sofa in my pyjamas, with no make-up on, eating chips and Cristiano doesn’t mind.’