Saudi Arabia exempt Ronaldo, girlfriend from marriage law

Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez will live together in Saudi Arabia after the Portuguese star signed for Al Nassr.

This is after the Arab country authorities decided to exempt Ronaldo from their marriage law

Saudi Arabia marriage law forbids couples that are not married from living together.

However, Spanish news outlet, Sport, revealed that Ronaldo and Rodriguez will be living together in Saudi Arabia with their kids and are most likely not going to be punished for breaking the law.

Ronaldo joined Al Nassr from Manchester United after his contract with the club was terminated by mutual agreement following an explosive interview the Portuguese star had in November with British presenter, Piers Morgan.

The 37-year-old heavily criticised the management of Man United saying there had been no improvement at the club since Sir Alex Ferguson left. He also lashed United coach Erik ten Hag, saying he had no respect for him.

Ronaldo was officially unveiled as an Al Nassr player on Tuesday after receiving a thrilling welcome upon arrival.

The deal signed with Al Nassr is a whooping £173m per year deal that has made Ronaldo the highest paid footballer in the world.

His anticipated debut was cast into doubt because he is yet to serve a two-game ban he received by the FA at the end of last year for slapping a phone out of the hand of an Everton fan during a game last season.

Al-Nassr were considering playing the Portuguese superstar in defiance of the suspension, willing to pay any fine handed to them by world governing body FIFA.

Al Nassr have won the Arabian league nine times.