The family of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who now plays for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, is reportedly facing challenges as they adjust to their new home. According to recent statements made by Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez to Spanish Telemundo, their children have been subjected to bullying and physical violence at school.
A Culture Shock for the Ronaldo Family
Rodriguez shared with Telemundo that she and Ronaldo's children have encountered difficulties in the school environment, particularly in their interactions with other children. She stated, "At school, there are times when they get hit.
And they don't defend themselves and they sink. The other day one of my children who had been hit. I received him and he started crying, 'Mom!' And I thought he had caught a hand. I tell him what's wrong with you, what's wrong with you 'A child hit me'
And I tell him, 'Well, and you don't know how to defend yourself with what you warm up at home?" In addition to the school-related issues, Rodriguez has also expressed her struggles with adapting to the cultural differences in Saudi Arabia, including the high ceilings in their home, which she finds challenging to change even a light bulb.
No Legal Issues for the Unmarried Couple
Despite concerns about living together as an unmarried couple, Ronaldo and Rodriguez have faced no legal problems in their new home. Lawyers recently informed the EFE agency that the authorities in Saudi Arabia have relaxed their strict enforcement of the law, but they will intervene if there are any problems or crimes committed.
Cristiano Ronaldo, a former player for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, is a proud father of five children, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., Alana Martina, Bella Esmelralda, Eva Maria, and Mateo Ronaldo.
The Ronaldo family continues to face challenges as they transition to life in Saudi Arabia, but they remain a strong and united unit despite the difficulties they have encountered.