Cristiano Ronaldo and stunning partner Georgina Rodriguez will reportedly get a pass on Saudi Arabia’s strict law on non-married couples living together.
The 37-year-old joined Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth $A304 million-a-season after having his Manchester United contract ripped up, The Sun reports.
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Ronaldo angered Old Trafford chiefs with his tell-all interview with SunSport columnist and TalkTV main man Piers Morgan.
In that chat, Ronaldo accused Man Utd of betrayal, while also revealing he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo was unveiled as an Al-Nassr player earlier this week with partner of nearly six years, Georgina, and his family present at the 25,000 strong Mrsool Park.
However, with the couple not being married, by living together they would technically be in breach of Saudi law.
That’s according to Sport, who have gone on to state that dad-of-five Ronaldo, and mum-of-two Georgina, will get a pass due to his status as one of the most-marketable athletes in the world.
The report goes on to quote two Saudi lawyers, who predict authorities will not interfere.
“Although the laws still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have begun to turn a blind eye and do not persecute anyone,” one said.
“Of course, these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime.”
A second added: “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.”
Ronaldo is yet to make his debut in the Middle East.
Al-Nassr are unable to register Ronaldo as they have exceeded their foreign player quota.
This means that the club will have to either sell or sack one of their overseas players before the Portuguese star is able to feature.
An Al-Nassr official told AFP: “Al-Nassr has not registered him yet because there is no vacancy for a foreign player.
“A foreign player must leave to register Ronaldo, either by selling or by terminating the contract by mutual consent.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.