Irina shows her love for her man

Irina Shayk is clearly smitten with her footballer boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Russian model, 28, reckons 29-year-old Cristiano is an amazing guy and acts nothing like people would expect him to when he’s around his family and friends.

‘People who love him, know a different side of him,’ says Irina.

‘He’s generous, he’s funny. He’s just perfect, that’s why I am with him.’

Irina has been dating Real Madrid star Cristiano – who’s dad to four-year-old son Cristiano Jr – since the beginning of 2010.

Despite being happy in her long-term relationship, Irina is very coy about whether she and her man will be walking down the aisle anytime soon.

‘I am trying to concentrate on books,’ Irina tells The Sun.

‘I love Dostoyevsky, he’s my favourite writer. I love Pushkin. I’m not knowing what people are saying.’

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Anna Duff