Her life is now one of staggering wealth and luxury as the girlfriend of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, but it hasn’t always been that way for Georgina Rodriguez.
The model and dancer is about to share her extraordinary life in a new Netflix documentary, I Am Georgina, which will allow fans around the world to see what it’s like to live with one of the world’s most famous sports stars.
And in it, 27-year-old Georgina will reveal the heartaches of her past and why she’ll never forget where she came from, while allowing cameras to follow for the first time the dazzling high-society life she now leads.
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In the documentary (titled Soy Georgina in Spanish) she will talk about the fateful moment she met superstar Cristiano while working at a designer fashion store five years ago.
And it will also detail how your life of wealth now stands in stark contrast to your previous years.
As a teenager, she struggled to make ends meet and moved to Madrid for a better life, but could only afford an apartment that was a small storage room turned home.
She also briefly worked in the UK as an au pair in Bristol to help her learn English.
Georgina, 27, is now a devoted mother to herself and Cristiano’s four children, and is also pregnant with twins, all living together in a huge mansion in Alderley Edge.
Geogina says: “Thanks to love, my life is now a dream.”
Their new documentary was filmed by Netflix over the past year, starting at a time when the couple was living in Turin, Italy, when Ronaldo was still playing for Juventus before his big return to Manchester United was sealed in September 2021.
In the trailer for the new series, Georgina is seen in glamorous photo shoots, in designer clothes on the back of a yacht, and as a doting mother to her children.
She says: “Five years ago my life changed.
“I am the girlfriend of the most followed man in the world.
“I used to dream of having a prince charming by my side and now I do.”
In 2016, Georgina had started what was at the time a dream job for her in Madrid selling luxury goods at the high-end designer store Gucci, and there she met Cristiano in what would be a love at first sight experience. .
The magical moment when they first met, and how their romance blossomed, will be told from Georgina and Cristiano’s side in the series.
As she will be seen saying in the new documentary, while she was selling designer products, she now wears them.
In the trailer for the new series, she is also seen returning to her hometown of Jaca in the Pyrenees in Spain, where she grew up with her mother and sister Ivana, who will also appear in the series.
She says: “Jaca is the place where I grew up, it is where I danced, I enjoyed the love of my family and all of that has shaped me.
“It’s very important for me to remember where I come from, who I am.
“Because I know what it’s like to have nothing, and I know what it’s like to have everything.”
Reds legend Ronaldo will also appear in the documentary, and in the trailer he is all smiles as he talks about his love for her. He says, “She’s the woman I’m completely in love with.”
Her friends praised her in the documentary as the “warmest and most loving mother” to Alana, now 4, and Ronaldo’s eldest son Cristiano Jr, 11, and four-year-old twins Eva and Mateo.
In the Netflix series, she will be seen at fashion shows, exploring her unique style, and attending glamorous parties in exotic locations.
It will premiere worldwide on Netflix on Thursday, January 27, which is also Georgina’s 28th birthday.
She says, “I don’t think I’m a freak, but I do think I’m a lucky woman.
“Many know my name, but few know who I really am.”
Speaking of her passion for fashion and her hobbies, she says, “I have a unique style and I love to sing, whether I’m good or bad at it is another thing.”
In the publicity blurb for the series, Netflix bosses say: “I am Georgina is an emotional and insightful portrait of the woman behind the covers, the photos, the stories and the big headlines.
Soy Georgina will reveal all aspects of her life, from the most public and well-known to the most personal.
“With her we will live her day to day, her motherhood, her relationship, her trips, her parties…
“Let’s find out who Georgina Rodríguez really is.”
And although Ronaldo can be followed by 393 million people on his Instagram and is known around the world as one of the best footballers alive, for Georgina he is simply Cristiano.
She smiles: “Cristiano is great, he’s a very normal guy.”
I Am Georgina premieres on Netflix from 8am on January 27 in the UK.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.