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A humble shopkeeper with dreams of a life in fashion, or swept away by a world-famous Prince Charming… While it may sound like the makings of fairytales, it is actually the story of Georgina Rodriguez’s rise to riches thanks to her A-lister boyfriend.

Meet Georgina

Our fairytale-like starts out like any good story does: a lovable main character. Georgina was born on January 27th, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But she didn’t stay in South America for long; her family soon relocated to Europe.

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Georgina Rodriguez spent her childhood in a small town in northern Spain known as Jaca. Her childhood was spent outdoors whenever she had the chance and often playing with her siblings. But few could deny that even at a young age, Georgina had a special spark to her.

Untapped Potential

Those who knew Georgina growing up could agree on one thing: she loved to dance. It was clear from the moment she could walk, practically! With little to do in her town other than commit herself to her craft, Georgina spent hours upon hours in the local ballet studio.

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Her potential was undeniable, but there was something standing in her way: money. Her family struggled financially and couldn’t afford to pay the mounting fees for Rodriguez’s passion. It broke her heart, but unfortunately, she had to walk away from her first true love.

Dreaming of Something Bigger

Missing out on a career as a professional ballerina wasn’t the only struggle Georgina faced in her youth. She talked freely about how she struggled to fit in at school and focus in class. Adults around the town adored her, but her teachers? Not so much. And it probably had something to do about her constant daydreaming.

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Her teen years were spent wishing and scheming for something bigger than a life in Jaca, Spain. She wanted to see the world and grab every opportunity that came her way, rather than be limited by money (or lack thereof). Little did she know, all those dreams and more would come true.

Putting in the Work

But because of her humble beginnings, achieving her dreams wouldn’t just come at the snap of her fingers. Everything Georgina wanted, she had to work hard for. Her new goal was a life in fashion, for which she’d need a higher level of English. So at the age of 17, she moved to Bristol to nanny and learn the language.

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She may have only been making the equivalent of $13 per hour, but it gave her a base of English that allowed her to get her foot into the world of high fashion. And that meant moving once again, but this time to one of the capitals of the fashion world: Madrid.

The Big Move

Madrid is known for its art, history, and elite brands. And while Georgina found herself living in one of the most glorious cities in Europe, that certainly didn’t translate to her living situation at the time. She described her early years there as “horrible” due to financial stress.

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There was no big penthouse waiting for Georgina in the metropolitan city. Instead, she found herself cramped in a run-down apartment that used to be a storage closet. Her days were spent working in boutiques and in the evening she hustled, working in bars and restaurants.

Climbing the Fashion Ladder

Cramped in an apartment with no heating or cooling system, Georgina spent her summers sweltering and her winters freezing, but the struggle was worth it. After all, she had already made it from Jaca all the way to Madrid! And before long she was making headway in the world of fashion.

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She landed gigs at luxury boutiques like Serrano and Gucci. Because, at the very least, if she couldn’t afford the goods herself, she at least got to spend her days surrounded by their beauty and the rich customers that came shopping. But little did she know how life-changing this career step would be in the long run…

The First Meeting

It was back in 2016 when Cristiano and Georgina first laid eyes on each other. The world-famous soccer player had stopped by the Gucci store to pick up some pieces and Rodriguez just happened to be working that very same day. Aware of who he was, Georgina admitted that she was very “shy” around him because of his status.

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It was a brief encounter, and in no time at all, Cristiano was gone. And while few words were exchanged between the two of them, Georgina knew it was love at first sight. But was she delusional to think that the Manchester United star player felt the same way?

There Was a Spark

To Georgina’s absolute delight, Ronaldo felt a connection as well. And when the pair laid eyes on each other at a Dolce & Gabbana event a short time later, he saw his opportunity and went for it. Finally, outside of the awkward store setting, they were able to talk freely.

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They ended up chatting the night away. From there, the love only deepened, and the struggling shop assistant found herself in a whirlwind romance with one of the most famous soccer players in the world. And it didn’t take long for the world to catch on to their blossoming romance.

One Door Closes, Another Opens

In a matter of weeks, Georgina went from getting to work via public transport to catching rides with her new bae, which often meant getting picked up from work in expensive sports cars… And it certainly caught the attention of passersby. While Rodriguez was falling head over heels, her work reputation started to take a hit.

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According to The Sun, Georgina’s managers thought that the attention from fans would discourage paying customers from coming to the store, so she was eventually “dismissed.” And while it was a disappointing step back for Georgina, it most certainly wouldn’t be the end of her run in the fashion world. Not even close…

A New Life

Even if Georgina wanted to hide it, she couldn’t: she was absolutely in love with her new boyfriend. And while the connection was deep and mutual, his fame and fortune certainly couldn’t be ignored. While Cristiano was simply her boyfriend, Georgina was also aware that she was dating a megastar.

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With over 407 million fans, her boyfriend was the most followed person on Instagram by a mile – but it wasn’t just the fanbase. She was also surrounded by his fortune, which quickly became hers to spend. “Before I sold handbags in Serrano. Now I collect them,” she soon realized.

Family First

But at the end of the day, Georgina was still the same humble girl that grew up in northern Spain and no amount of money could change that. She still had the same values and morals, and family was always the number one priority. And so besides being a girlfriend, she also stepped into a new role.

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Georgina found herself a mother figure to Cristiano’s three kids, Cristiano Junior and twins Eva and Mateo. Then, on November 12th, 2017, the lovebirds welcomed a new addition to their family: a baby girl they chose to name Alana Martina. And they weren’t done yet…

More on the Way

Already a loving family of five, Cristiano and Georgina knew that nothing brought them more joy than growing their family. And so they were over the moon with what came next. On October 28th, the pair made a joint announcement on Instagram about what’s coming next for their family: twins!

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“Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you,” the caption read. Millions of adoring fans (32.7 million to be exact) showed some love on the picture above, which showed a sneak peek at the new additions via ultrasound. All before the age of 30, Georgina was on her way to becoming a mom of six!

A Balancing Act

And while some may be overwhelmed by the full house, Georgina welcomes the challenge with a full heart. After all, she’s been a hard worker since day one. From running a household to building her own career, she commits herself to everything she does 100%.

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In an interview with Elle‘s Italian publication, she told the magazine that she considers her life “ordinary,” spending her mornings running after the kids and getting them ready for school. With Cristiano’s grueling training schedule, Rodriguez carries the household on her shoulders – and loves every minute of it.

Achieving Her Fashion Dreams

And once the kids are at school? It’s back to the grind for Miss Rodriguez. She has most certainly cashed in on her boyfriend’s exposure and has climbed to the top of the fashion world, working with a number of exclusive brands like Yamamay and Sheglam.

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With some experience under her belt, Georgina even started a brand of her own, OM by G! But that’s not all – she’s also been the it-girl for fashion publications around the world, landing cover spreads on magazines like GraziaL’OfficielForbes, and many more.

Famous on Her Own

You see, while at one point Georgina might have been just “Cristiano’s girlfriend,” today, she is an icon of her own merit. From her unique looks to her keen eye for fashion, she’s climbed the ladder in the A-lister world and has built an empire that goes way beyond Cristiano’s fanbase.

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And while she may not be snatching Ronaldo’s Instagram record, Georgina’s not exactly unpopular on the app either. She’s got 35.8 million followers of her own, and she keeps them up to date on all her ritzy outings and red carpet events. From the Cannes Film Festival to MTV Europe Music Awards, she certainly has been in demand.

Jet-Setter

It’s safe to say that Georgina Rodriguez is living the good life. Whether it’s for work or for pleasure, the 28-year-old celebrity can be found spending her days soaring the skies around Europe in a private jet plane accompanied by a posse of her closest friends.

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Even her downtime is luxurious! With Cristiano’s busy soccer schedule, the pair and their kids try and soak up vacation time as much as possible. Together, they travel to expensive villas and penthouses in Spain, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, you name it. She’s living a real-life fairytale…

Thankful

And if summer vacation is filled with such glamour, you could imagine that Cristiano goes big for birthdays, too. In his typical style, the 37-year-old pro athlete treated his girlfriend and baby mama to a celebration to remember. They traveled to Dubai as a family and rented out an enormous penthouse fit with a private pool.

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Then, to top it off, a huge skyscraper was lit up in Georgina’s honor! “This is how this exciting day ends,” the birthday girl wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @cristiano You make me happier every day.” But the b-day wasn’t complete without a shoutout to her loyal hands too. “You are loved with all my heart,” she wrote.

Giving Back

Whether it’s reaching out to her adoring fans or volunteering with charities, Georgina Rodriguez is all about giving back. After all, she isn’t a stranger to life without the fame and fortune she’s come to know now. It’s not hard for her to remember a life full of struggles, like her squashed ballet dreams or her tiny apartment.

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Since beginning her new life full of wealth, she’s stayed true to her heart and done her best to help others in need. In fact, she’s regularly made press for her overly generous donations, which include over $20,000 to a local food bank, paying for children’s cancer treatments, and buying presents for local shelters.

A Drop in the Bucket

And while those kind actions may break the bank for the average Joe, for Georgina it’s nothing but a small act considering her enormous fortune. She’s come a long way from her humble beginnings in Jaca and prides herself in sharing her wealth, rather than keeping it all to herself.

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And just how much wealth are we talking about, exactly? Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth, since coming into the spotlight, Georgina has raked in a net worth of approximately $10 million! This consists of brand deals, her own fashion line, and public appearances. And we haven’t started with her boyfriend’s riches…

What Cristiano Brings to the Table

A cool $10 million may seem like a fortune to us, but when compared to what Cristiano brings home in a year… let’s just say it doesn’t compare. Thanks to a long and successful career in professional soccer, Ronaldo has built a sports empire that extends to video games, brand deals, and even fashion.

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Currently, he sits with a net worth of a jaw-dropping $500 million, which according to Celebrity Net Worth will only continue to rise thanks to his $70 million per year salary with Manchester United. And with funds like that in the bank account, it’s no surprise that Georgina and Cristiano are living such a life of luxury.

A-Lister Events

With such a financial status, Georgina has gained an “in” to the life of the rich and fabulous. And by the looks of it, it comes with some serious perks. Back in May of 2021, Rodriguez, her kids, and a crew of her close pals were offered the chance to attend the Monaco Grand Prix, where tickets can reach up to $5,000 each!

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Forget the stands, Georgina and her gang got the best view in the house by watching the race from a private yacht. And what’s more? She was even invited to check out the prep area of Spanish Formula One driver, Carlos Sainz Jr. “Lucky girl,” Georgina captioned a collection of pics from the festivities. But it’s not just luck…

A Fan-Favorite

The truth is that Georgina doesn’t just get these invites because of her status, she truly is beloved by her fans in Europe and beyond. Rodriguez builds hype wherever she goes, and for that reason, she’s been a go-to choice for hosting gigs since stepping into the spotlight.

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Back in 2020, she was selected to host the Sanremo Music Festival – and Georgina went all out. From three designer outfit changes to an electric performance on-stage, the then-26-year-old model dazzled the world with her charm and talents. It was a dream come true for the ballerina from Jaca.

Dreams Achieved

That’s right, with financial restrictions now a worry of the past, Georgina has every door wide open when it comes to her wishes. And dancing has remained a passion since her early childhood days in the northern Spanish town. At every chance she gets, Rodriguez goes back to her lifelong passion.

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So when asked to appear at the annual arts festival in Italy, Georgina thought, what better chance to show off her skills? She hit the stage in a sparkling black dress and left viewers speechless with her moves. According to The Daily Mail, over 10 million people in Italy alone tuned in that night for the glamorous affair.

The Number One Job

But no matter how many public appearances come her way, Georgina manages to juggle it all, without slipping up on her number one duty: being Cristiano’s biggest fan. Whenever she gets the chance, she’s taking the private jet to catch Ronaldo’s home and away games.

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Whether he’s scoring goals for Manchester United or repping his home country of Portugal in international competitions, Rodriguez can more often than not be found in the stands in a fabulous outfit. But despite the cheerleader commitments, she manages to fit in a number of side projects of her own.

Netflix Came Knocking

With a fanbase of millions and the life of a modern fairytale princess, Netflix saw an opportunity for the perfect reality/documentary series, Soy Georgina, or I Am Georgina for English-speaking viewers. The premise was simple: follow the everyday life of Cristiano Ronaldo’s GF and learn about her past.

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The six-episode series gave viewers a taste of her glamorous life. From Italy to Paris and Budapest, we saw the jet-setting life of Rodriguez and just how down to earth she’s managed to stay despite the fame. “I know what it’s like to not have anything,” Georgina confessed in the trailer. “And what it’s like to have it all.”

Fans Couldn’t Get Enough

From trending in Netflix’s Top Ten to the thousands of positive reviews it garnered, the peek into Georgina and Cristiano’s private life got eaten up by fans around the world. And the hype couldn’t be ignored, leading the international streaming device to go back to the drawing board for another idea.

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According to Evening Standard, Netflix has approached Georgina once again with a “lucrative deal” that will follow her new life in England in addition to the upcoming birth of her twins. And for those looking to learn more about the relatively private couple, it couldn’t be better news.

Wedding Bells

Despite the constant attention from fans and paparazzi, Georgina has tried her best to remain as quiet as possible rather than feeding into the gossip mill. With such a high-profile boyfriend, the questions and rumors are always swirling – especially when it comes to the status of their relationship.

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Lucky for viewers of the series, we got some much-needed confirmation about Georgina and Cristiano’s future together. “1000 percent certain,” is how confident Ronaldo felt about marrying Rodriguez in the future. But the exact wedding date? That might be something we can look forward to in the reported second series.

Keeping Busy

In the meantime, however, Georgina has more than enough to keep her busy. From hopping from fashion capital to fashion capital in Cristiano’s Gulfstream G20 (valued at over $25 million) as she runs her empire, this boss mama is showing the world that you can truly have it all.

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After all, how many people are out there who go from shop assistant to a multi-millionaire Cannes Festival attendee in a matter of three years? Luck, fate – whatever it may be – Georgina’s got it, and she’s aware of it. Despite this being her reality since 2016, the magic of it all certainly isn’t lost on her.

Her Prince Charming

“Five years ago, my life changed,” Georgina reflected on her whirlwind romance with the world-class soccer star. Little did she know that one shift while grinding away at the Madrid Gucci location would bring so many blessings into her life. It was certainly the stuff of fairytales.

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“I dreamed of having a Prince Charming by my side,” she continued to gush in I Am Georgina. “And now I have him.” Thanks to Ronaldo, Rodriguez now has four beautiful kids, mansions across Europe, sports cars worth over $15 million each, and all the designer clothes and jewelry she could ask for.

What’s Next

Georgina put it best: “I know what it’s like to not have anything, and what it’s like to have it all.” So with so much fame and fortune, what could possibly come next? Well, if we’ve learned anything about her so far, it’s that family and love will continue to grow no matter what she does in life.

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With twins on the way and wedding bells ringing, it’s clear that Georgina’s fairytale is nowhere close to being finished. And for her fans, that means tons of new updates to stay current on. Plus, we know that each and every new chapter in her life will be just as fabulous as the last.

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