Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez in Saudi Arabia: the unmarried couple under Sharia law?

New Al-Nassr player, will Cristiano Ronaldo have to comply with the laws of Saudi Arabia? According to them, the footballer has no right to live with Georgina Rodriguez. Unless…

The life of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family has changed. Unemployed since leaving Manchester United, the Portuguese football star has found a club. After being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup by Morocco, CR7 signed in Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia. Presented with great fanfare on January 3, he justified his choice to play in Saudi Arabia in front of the eyes of his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, and those of their children. “I don’t care what people said, I made my decision, entrusted CR7. I’m very happy to be here, I know the league is very competitive, because I saw a lot of games. What I want is to play, tomorrow if the coach thinks it’s the right choice. This contract is unique, because I am a unique player.”

But the choice of Saudi Arabia must also have surprised his companion. Because according to Sharia, the Islamic precepts in place in this country, unmarried couples do not have the right to live together. However, Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to live under the same roof, without having to pass the ring on their finger. In any case, this is what two Saudi lawyers announced to the EFE press agency. “Although the laws of the kingdom still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have recently started turning a blind eye and no longer persecuting anyone, although these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime”explained the first of them, anonymous.

Will Georgina Rodriguez move to Saudi Arabia?

According to his colleague, “Saudi authorities are no longer interfering in this matter for expatriates”. According to Saudi lawyers consulted by EFE, “there are several options for Georgina to come and live in the kingdom”. The first one ? That the Al-Nassr club sponsors her directly, allowing her to obtain a separate visa from that of CR7 and “reside where she wishes”. The second ? “Obtain a one-year tourist visa, which allows you to reside in the country for 90 consecutive days on each visit”. For the moment, it is not yet known if Georgina Rodriguez intends to move to Saudi Arabia. But Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend is used to supporting him in all situations. She should therefore put her suitcases in a new country.