Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores with TV journo
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema seems have his hands full at the moment both on and off the field. While on the field, his team is gearing up for the all important Champions League final on May 24 against Atletico Madrid. Off it, he is busy living up to the Playboy image.
Marta Riesco. Pic courtesy: top100futbol.com
According to reports in the French news portal La Otra Cronica (LOC), Benzema is cheating on his current girlfriend Chloe, who recently delivered their daughter Melia.
The report claims Benzema (26) is involved in a relationship with a Spanish television reporter Marta Riesco (26), who works on a TV programme called the Sixth Jugones. The report claims the couple have been regularly sneaking out, away from public eye and hanging out together.
Karim Benzema. Pics/Getty Images
Although the journalist has denied the story, her friends have confirmed the same to the French media network. According to Riesco's friends, she and Benzema are "more than friends."
Riesco recently posted a picture on Twitter of a bouquet of roses which is believed to be given to her by Benzema. In another tweet, she described the newfound joy in her personal life by saying that it was nice to be treated like a princess.
Riesco has previously dabbled in singing and modeling before entering journalism. She has also won a beauty pageant — the Miss Segovia title — in 2006.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas (above) famously kissed TV presenter Sara Carbonero (left) during a live interview after Spain's 1-0 World Cup final win over the Netherlands in Johannesburg in 2010. The couple have been in love ever since and even have a son, Martin Casillas Carbonero born earlier this year
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos (above) has been in an on-off love-hate relationship with TV reporter Lara Alvarez (right) for a few years now. Latest reports claim that Ramos and Alvarez have split once again, two months ago, but could get back together very soon.