GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ has admitted being Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend has many benefits but insisted she’s the one who has made the money she’s got.
The pretty brunette also confessed to having millions in the bank as she hit back at critics by claiming: “I’m proud of how I’m managing my career” in a new magazine interview.
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The mum-of-one, who is just over a month away from giving birth to twins, opened up as she celebrated making the front cover of monthly business magazine Forbes Spain.
Speaking as her new Netflix show ‘I Am Georgina’ – about her life before and after meeting Man United striker Cristiano – continues to mesmerise fans around the world, the former £10-an-hour shop worker said: “It’s true things have gone well for me in recent years but I’ve also worked a lot and have known how to use my time and social media.”
The model and influencer, who now has a staggering 35.6 million Instagram followers, added: “Sometimes they call me ‘the partner of’ in a pejorative way but it doesn’t hurt me.
“I’m delighted to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, I’m totally in love with him and I feel very fortunate as a result.
“I’m conscious that being his girlfriend offers me many opportunities, but I’ve worked for and built up what I’ve got in the bank.
“I’m proud of my work and how I’ve managed my career and achieved a balance between my professional, personal and family life.”
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The Argentinian-born beauty also appeared to reveal she had a six-figure fortune saved up by telling Forbes Spain: “As far as money goes, you’ll have to excuse me but I prefer not to talk about how many millions there are in my bank account.”
She also cited Teresa de Calcutta, Martin Luther King and Marta Ortega, the daughter of the billionaire founder of Spanish retail giant Inditex whose flagship store is Zara, as her inspirations in life.
Marta, 37, will become president of the company on April 1.
Georgina revealed a link to the influential businesswoman which was previously unknown by describing the Galician mum-of-two as her “brilliant friend”.
She added in her latest interview which she gave at a hotel near the Cheshire home she shares with Cristiano, their daughter Alana, four, and his three children by surrogate mums: “She’s an inspiring woman, strong and someone with an enormous sense of aesthetics.”
Describing herself as someone who is “tremendously demanding” in all aspects of her life she added: ”I try to inculcate in the children the value of effort, persistence and work.”
And showing she is a woman who is not averse to criticism, which she claimed she was ready for before the Netflix docu-series about her rags-to-riches life premiered in 190 countries on her 28th birthday last month, she said: “I understand not everyone’s going to like it…but I don’t like everyone either.”
Georgina, who is heavily-pregnant with a boy and a girl, showed off her latest magazine front cover to her fans on Instagram.
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The caption under the photo of her looking elegant in a black dress and several bracelets on her wrists reads: “Georgina. What the woman with 40 million followers teaches and hides.”
It was the stunning brunette’s first interview since the release of ‘I Am Georgina’ which has been a top ten hit in many of the countries it is streaming in.
In December the former Bristol-based au pair revealed to another magazine she loves living in England and confessed: “When I was younger my dream was to live in London.”