Model stirs up rumours that footballer's infidelity caused their split by saying on television that she wants next boyfriend to be 'honest and loyal'
Just weeks after splitting with Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, Irina Shayk has taken a thinly-veiled dig at the footballer by saying that she wants her next boyfriend to be "honest and loyal".
Spanish TV reporter Lucia Villalon poses with Cristiano Ronaldo
"What I'm looking for in a man is — I think I love honest men and I love a man who is loyal to women. I think this is the most important thing in (a) man," the Russian model told an entertainment channel E! News yesterday.
The pair's five-year relationship was dogged by allegations of Ronaldo cheating on Irina, most notably with Brazilian model Andressa Urach, who claimed to have slept with the Portuguese superstar in 2013.
And Irina's comments have only added fuel to the rumours that the footballer's infidelity might have been the cause behind the break-up.
Irina Shayk. Pic/Getty Images
Ronaldo had earlier sought to portray that the split had been amicable by issuing a statement in which he said, "After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. I wish Irina the greatest happiness."
In the interview, Irina admitted that she was still single. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is rumoured to be dating Spanish TV reporter Lucia Villalon.