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.”


Cristiano Ronaldo and Gemma AtkinsonRonaldo’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.

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.’

Ronaldo has told his Man United team-mates that his relationship with Gemma Atkinson isn’t serious.

The footballer admitted that he liked all of the 22-year-old’s Hollyoaks co-stars and claimed that the romance is only “casual”.

A friend told The Sun: “Ronaldo insisted to team-mates he was a single man and things were casual with Gemma. He claimed he wasn’t settled on one Hollyoaks actress – he liked them all.”

Atkinson’s manager has insisted that the pair are still together.