Cristiano Ronaldo Splits From Irina Shayk, Shows His Shoe Love on Instagram

Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo break
Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo in January 2015.
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The best way to mend a broken heart? Go shopping — or, if you’re soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, embrace your gilded shoe collection.

Ronaldo recently split with longtime girlfriend Irina Shayk, a spokesperson for the model confirmed this weekend, saying:

“We can confirm Irina Shayk has ended her relationship to Cristiano Ronaldo of five years.” The athlete and his girlfriend were pictured together earlier this month and shared a few snaps of their joint Christmas holiday before calling it quits. While Ronaldo has already been snapped with a new beauty, Spanish reporter Lucia Villalon (who posted a pic with the soccer player on her own Instagram account), FN is more persuaded by the athlete’s love of shoes.

A trip down Instagram surfaces Ronaldo’s longtime footwear fondness. Just last week, the Real Madrid player, who is sponsored by Nike, posted a pic on Instagram of him kissing a black-and-shimmering gold pair of Mercurials, with the caption: “My special #Mercurial for a night when we need to be at our best. @nikefootball

My special #Mercurial for a night when we need to be at our best. @nikefootball

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Ronaldo debuted his own footwear collection, CR7, in July, which will be available at cr7footwear.com in February. The shoes, which are made in Portugal, bear the star’s initials. The footwear line is the latest Ronaldo bid — he also offers underwear — to outfit his fans.

Hala Madrid! @nikefootball #Mercurial

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Time for training. Check out my new #Mercurial Superfly CR7. Get your pair now on the Nike Football App.

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Ready to try my new Mercurial Superfly http://go.nike.com/083ikga9

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