Cristiano Ronaldo's ex Irina Shayk bats for women's independence

Cristiano Ronaldo's ex says her man would never ask her to choose between love & career

Real Madrid and Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's former supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk has very strong views on women's liberation. She believes no man has the right give his woman an ultimatum.

Irina Shayk. Pic/Getty Images
Irina Shayk. Pic/Getty Images

The Russian model-and-actress, who is currently dating Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper, doesn't often talk about her love life. However, in a recent interview with Britain's Hello magazine, she spoke out in support of women's independence from a male partner's perspective.

"I don't think any partner of mine would ask me to do that (pick between love and career). Mutual respect is very important in a relationship and since my work is part of my life, he would have to respect it," said the 29-year-old fashionista.

"I believe women should be independent and have their own life. But I also think that when a couple decides to have a family, things change because you need to live in unison. Of course, I want to have a family, but there's a right time for everything. When my time comes, it will happen," added Shayk, who dated Ronaldo for five years before they split post-Christmas last year.

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