Cristiano Ronaldo confirms split with model gal-pal Irina Shayk

Cristiano RonaldoLondon, Jan 16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his split with Russian model gal-pal Irina Shayk .

The duo sparked the rumors of split recently when Shayk unfollowed the Real Madrid footballer on Twitter, the Daily Express reported.

The 29-year-old model also sparked split rumors when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award.

The duo's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.

The article featured the headline, "CR7 confirms to his family that he is separated. He has finished his romance of nearly five years with Irina." (ANI)