You are the Ron! Brazilian football legend Ronaldo ties the knot for a third time as he marries model fiancée in Ibiza

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Brazilian football star Ronaldo has married his model partner Celina Locks.

The newlyweds, who got engaged in January during a Caribbean getaway, married at a church in Ibiza on Monday afternoon.

They were married in the in the small village of es Cubells in the southwest of the island, near to where the retired soccer star owns a home.

Celina, 33, 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 model and her new husband, 47, 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.’

Tied the knot! Brazilian football star Ronaldo has married his model partner Celina Locks

Tied the knot! Brazilian football star Ronaldo has married his model partner Celina Locks

Man and wife! The newlyweds, who got engaged in January during a Caribbean getaway, married at a church in Ibiza on Monday afternoon

Man and wife! The newlyweds, who got engaged in January during a Caribbean getaway, married at a church in Ibiza on Monday afternoon

Wedded bliss: Celina and Ronaldo were showered with confetti as they left church
Wedded bliss: Celina and Ronaldo were showered with confetti as they left church

Wedded bliss: Celina and Ronaldo were showered with confetti as they left church

Glowing: Celina, 33, who started dating the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker seven years ago, posted footage of their happy day on her social media

Glowing: Celina, 33, 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 bride looked stunning in a slinky ivory dress, which she wore off the shoulder, highlighting her incredible toned physique.

Brazilian native Celina wore her bright blonde locks in soft waves and added a light coverage of make-up to her pretty features.

Ronaldo, who looked dapper in a cream linen suit, proudly held his new wife’s hand as they left the church together, which had been adorned with white flowers.

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.

Following the ceremony, Celina shared a picture of the picturesque skyline, alongside the caption: ‘Everything is perfect, full and complete’. 

Celina announced their engagement with romantic ‘I love you’ messages.

She showed off her ring to fans on her social media and wrote: ‘Yes I do’ in English before adding in Portuguese: ‘I love you forever @ronaldo.’

One of the first people to congratulate the happy couple, who are holidaying in the Dominican Republic, was Ronaldo’s ex-wife Milene Domingues.

The former footballer wrote: ‘I’m happy for you. God bless and protect you always. Long live love.’ 

It marked the third time the ex-footballer has walked down the aisle, after previously marrying former footballer Milene.

Ronaldo organised a wedding with model Daniella Cicarelli in February 2005 at a castle in France, although it later transpired they did not officially become man and wife because neither had finalised their divorces from their previous partners.

They split three months after the castle ceremony they billed as an official wedding, with Daniella later claiming it ended because Ronaldo had been unfaithful to her. 

After their relationship finished, he wed engineering student Maria Beatriz Antony.

Ronaldo shares his son Ronald, 23, with his first wife Milene, and daughters Maria Sofia, 14, and Maria Alice, 12, with his second wife Maria.

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.

Confirming the couple picked Ibiza for their wedding because of their love of the island, a spokesman for Ronaldo told local press outside the church: ‘He came to get married in Ibiza because he likes the island and it’s important for him.’

The newlyweds are reportedly planning a party for 400 guests on Friday at Ronaldo’s home in Cala Jondal.

Perfect: Following the ceremony, Celina shared a picture of the picturesque skyline, alongside the caption: 'Everything is perfect, full and complete'

Perfect: Following the ceremony, Celina shared a picture of the picturesque skyline, alongside the caption: ‘Everything is perfect, full and complete’

Engaged: Celina announced their engagement with romantic 'I love you' messages

Engaged: Celina announced their engagement with romantic ‘I love you’ messages

Icon: Footballing royalty Ronaldo (pictured) is one of the greatest players to have graced the pitch (pictured in 2002)

Icon: Footballing royalty Ronaldo (pictured) is one of the greatest players to have graced the pitch (pictured in 2002)

Widely regarded as one of the deadliest striker’s on the planet during his playing career, the Brazilian formally retired from professional football in 2011 after an illustrious playing career.

Last year, Ronaldo opened up on his incredible career in an interview with Sportsmail.

What Ronaldo knew how to do was score goals — those that seemed to defy the laws of physics, one which left his then-Barcelona coach Bobby Robson putting his hands to his head in disbelief.

And those scored after his patellar tendon snapped in 2000, provoking one US surgeon to tell him he would never play again.

READ MORE: Ronaldo admits he came ‘very close’ to buying Brentford before taking over Real Valladolid

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‘My goals are like my children,’ he says when asked if those scored in the 2-0 World Cup final win over Germany are dearer to him than the beauties from his earlier career.

‘I love them all the same. You can’t love one child more than another can you?

‘It’s true that the goal against SD Compostela (the run from the halfway line that astounded Robson) defined a part of my career. Then I got injured and it was more difficult to score goals like that because I lost a fraction of speed.

‘I couldn’t go past five or six men any more so I had to reinvent myself.’

What he never lost was the ability to win one-on-ones. He says a Ronaldo fan-site recently calculated that he had scored 90 goals in his career by going around the keeper.

It came so naturally to him, and he jokes about trying to explain the process to the players at the LaLiga club he owns, Valladolid.

‘In one game in my first season as president we had drawn at home but with five minutes left our right winger Keko was through and he shoots from three metres in front of the keeper — he was so desperate to get rid of the ball.

‘I said after the game, ‘What were you doing? You had the chance there and whatever you did it was going to work out! It’s so simple!

‘If you are going towards the keeper, he comes out, whatever you do you are going to be quicker than him — if you shoot one metre away from him to the right or the left the ball will go in because he can’t get down quickly enough.

‘You can see the ball, the keeper, the goal, you can see everything, and whatever you do apart from shooting straight at him, it’s going to work out’.’

It was affectionate and delivered with a smile, and Ronaldo is laughing now as he recalls the player’s response: “Yes, but you’re Ronaldo. Out there for us it’s very difficult!”.’

First marriage: It marked the third time the ex-footballer has walked down the aisle, after previously marrying former footballer Milene

First marriage: It marked the third time the ex-footballer has walked down the aisle, after previously marrying former footballer Milene

Second marriage: Ronaldo later wed engineering student Maria Beatriz Antony (left)

Second marriage: Ronaldo later wed engineering student Maria Beatriz Antony (left)

Icon: What Ronaldo knew how to do was score goals — those that seemed to defy the laws of physics (pictured in 2003)

Icon: What Ronaldo knew how to do was score goals — those that seemed to defy the laws of physics (pictured in 2003) 

Asked about the possibility of ever becoming a coach, Ronaldo says that is something else that he has managed to dribble around.

‘I prefer to buy the teams but I don’t interfere in picking the side!’ he said of his Spanish club, and the more recently acquired Brazilian team, Cruzeiro.

‘I’m a football man and I will always be but the idea of being a coach kills me. You have the same routine as a player but it’s worse because as a player you do what you have to do and then you go home. As the coach you have 25 young guys who want to screw with you!’

Laughing, he added: ‘It’s unthinkable, I’ve not even come close. But I have nothing but admiration for those who do.’




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