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Can Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez live together in Saudi Arabia where unmarried couples cannot cohabit?

Dristi Sharma
Dristi SharmaJan 06, 2023 | 14:08

Can Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez live together in Saudi Arabia where unmarried couples cannot cohabit?

Ronaldo met Rodriguez while he played for Real Madrid back in 2016. Photo: dailyO

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr FC, many questions have been raised. Now, apart from the game, people are also discussing if Ronaldo and his long-time girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez can stay together because Saudi Arabia's strict laws prohibit unmarried couples from cohabiting.

However, according to media reports, they will be allowed to live together in Saudi Arabia despite the country's laws. 

What? Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, have been together since 2016, but aren't married yet. However, according to the laws of Saudi Arabia which are very stringent, cohabitation of unmarried couples is prohibited.

But, 

According to the Spanish news agency EFE, Ronaldo is unlikely to face punishment because he is one of the most popular players around the globe. 

Although the laws still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have begun to turn a blind eye and not persecute anyone. Of course, these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime.
- Saudi lawyer to EFE

 

The Saudi Arabian authorities, today, do not interfere in this matter [in the case of foreigners], but the law continues to prohibit cohabitation outside of marriage. 
- Another Saudi lawyer to EFE

 
Ronaldo recently began a new era of his career at Al Nassr and migrated to Saudi Arabia with his children and partner, Georgina Rodriguez, last month following his dramatic leave from Manchester United. He will now earn £175 million each year.

Ronaldo met Rodriguez while he played for Real Madrid back in 2016 and now they have two children together - Bella and Alana.
 
However, some may perceive this tolerance as a double standard for Saudi Arabian authorities, with some regulations being aggressively enforced for people lacking wealth or power.

Last updated: January 06, 2023 | 14:08
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