Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez are guilty of violating Saudi Arabian law with the completion of CR7’s transfer to Al-Nassr and now could face a dilemma to move to the Middle East country permanently with his family.
Cristiano Ronaldo with his family during his official presentation with Al-Nassr ❤️👏 pic.twitter.com/CDMcMiReQi
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After sustaining a very difficult period at Manchester United, the footballing legend has signed a new contract with Al Nassr, making him the highest-paid athlete among all global superstars with a staggering annual salary of $200 million. The 37-year-old striker was introduced on Tuesday, but his debut in the Middle East could be marred by controversy.
It is illegal in Saudi Arabia for unmarried individuals to reside under the same roof, raising questions about how Ronaldo and Rodriquez will be treated as they embark on a new adventure.
They will not be allowed to live together? Saudi law threatens Ronaldo and Georgina. In shadow of criticism of #CristianoRonaldo𓃵 flashy move to #SaudiArabia, according to Islamic state laws unmarried couple is not allowed to live together. Will authorities turn a blind eye? pic.twitter.com/6N1oiLdGVb
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“Although the laws still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have begun to turn a blind eye and do not persecute anyone. Of course, these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime.”
This view was backed up by the second lawyer, who was not named.
“The Saudi Arabian authorities, today, do not interfere in this matter [in the case of foreigners], but the law continues to prohibit cohabitation outside of marriage.”
Ronaldo is not married to Georgina but see how Saudi is welcoming all of them with open arms
Law and religion is really for the poor
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The celebrity couple reportedly had a wedding planned for earlier in 2023, but since moving from Europe to Asia, they have postponed the event and are now looking to reschedule. It sparked a dispute between them, which was thankfully resolved later.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez, however, is desperate to find a solution given its current state and has started looking for legal counsel. There is a chance that the couple will get married soon there in order to follow the rules of Saudi Arabia and continue to be together.
Will Ronaldo and Georgina be allowed to live together in Saudi Arabia?
Cohabitation by unmarried couples is illegal in Saudi Arabia – so what does this mean for Al Nassr signing Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez? pic.twitter.com/YcnLBtafzv
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