Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo has married his model partner Celina Locks at a church in Ibiza.
The loved-up couple got engaged in January during a Caribbean getaway. On Monday afternoon, they were all smiles as they were showered with white rose petals and confetti while leaving a church in the small village of es Cubells in the southwest of Ibiza near to where the retired star owns a home.
Celina, who started dating the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker seven years ago, posted footage of their happy day on her social media. The 33-year-old model and her new husband said in matching Instagram posts: “Today we brought our families together for an intimate religious celebration and thus marked the beginning of a week of many celebrations.”
The couple both wore cream-coloured outfits to say ‘I do’ at the altar. As well as relatives, the guests included Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid teammate Julio Baptista. Ronaldo, now president of Spanish second division side Real Valladolid, posed for selfies with fans before entering the church.
Yesterday’s wedding was the third for the former footballer, now 47. He had his first child, Ronald who is now 23, with ex-wife and former Brazilian footballer Milene Domingues. After their marriage ended, he married Maria Beatriz Antony and the couple had two daughters – Maria Sofia, 14, and Maria Alice, 12.
He revealed he had a vasectomy after he was confirmed as the father of Alexander, now 17, in December 2010 following a fling with waitress Michele Umezu. Ronaldo later revealed to the Financial Times that had sperm frozen and joked he had enough still to make a football team.
He and his new wife, a successful businesswoman as well as a model, regularly visit Ibiza and were pictured kissing in the sea during an evening swim there last month following their engagement at the start of the year. In March last year, Celina duped the world into believing she was pregnant with Ronaldo’s fifth child.
She posted a selfie photo showing her dressed in pink with her hand on her stomach and wrote: “A new phase of my life is beginning and with it a great responsibility.” She subsequently revealed her new ‘baby’ was actually a perfume she was launching as part of a beauty products range.