Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum reacts to reports of rift between son and his girlfirend Georgina Rodriguez

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has praised ‘supportive’ Georgina Rodriguez and rubbished rumours of a rift between the two.

Dolores Aveiro also revealed she lost her sense of smell and taste after a stroke last year – but insists her love of football remains unaffected.

Discussing her relationship with Georgina on Sporting Lisbon’s ADN de Leao podcast, Dolores, 66, said: “Yes, yes, she’s a good girl.

“Cristiano is an exemplary father but he has people to help.

“The children have nannies and they have staff who do a lot of things. Four kids are a lot of work.

“Georgina is a great support to Cristiano, no doubt about it.”