Football hunk sizzles as he soaks up the LA sun

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken his tan to a new level – he’s turned mahogany.

The footie hunk, who is dating Italian model Letizia Filippi, 30, is holidaying in LA as he recovers from ankle surgery.

As he lounged by the pool of his hotel yesterday in a pair of skimpy shorts, Cristiano’s dark, oily complexion made him stand out – as did his huge blue foot support.

It’s a marked contrast to the pale bod he had at Euro 2008 in June.

Meanwhile, his ex Nereida Gallardo, 25, has been snapped kissing her former flame Jose Cuenca, 32, on a beach in Majorca.

‘Nereida was fed up after being given her marching orders by Cristiano, so she called Jose,’ a source tells the Daily Star.

‘They’ve hardly been apart since. They went out about a year ago but split up long before Nereida met Cristiano.

‘But they’re well and truly back on.’

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