See how the hot couple's relationship has progressed...

Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to fame when he joins Manchester United Football Club in 2003 as their first ever Portuguese player.

As his career progresses, Cristiano’s private life often hits the headlines and he’s linked to a string of stunning ladies, including Kim Kardashian and former Hollyoaks babe Gemma Atkinson.

In early 2010 the footballer starts dating Russian model Irina Shayk after they reportedly meet while filming an advertising campaign for Emporio Armani.

The couple are spotted getting flirty in May 2010 when Cristiano is seen hosing Irina down on a yacht before the World Cup.

Things take an unexpected turn just a few months into their relationship though with Cristiano Ronaldo announces that he’s become a father.

The baby boy is born to an unnamed mother in June 2010 and the footballer reveals that he plans to raise his son himself with help from his mother Dolores.

It’s thought that the child was conceived when Cristiano had a brief fling with an American woman.

Irina Shayk continues to date Cristiano and there are even rumours that they’re engaged in July 2010 but this is denied by her rep.

In August 2010 Irina confesses that she’s not a ‘soccer fan’ but her relationship with Cristiano goes from strength to strength.

Cristiano’s son – named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr – soon gets to know Irina and it sounds like there could be more children in the future when Cristiano reveals that he wants to be a ‘family man’.

There are allegations in April 2013 that Cristiano has cheated on Irina with a Brazilian model known as Miss BumBum – real name Andressa Urach – but he furiously denies the claims on Twitter.

The couple continue to look as loved-up as ever and share cute pictures with each other on Instagram and Twitter.

Read on to find out more about Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk