Cristiano Ronaldo’s friend Georgina Rodriguez has called the Juventus star her “inspiration” after it was announced on Tuesday that the footballer had tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, the Portuguese Football Association revealed that Ronaldo – who is asymptomatic – had tested positive and, as a result, left the Portuguese squad to self-isolate.

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Rodriguez, 26, sent the forward a hearty message on her Instagram stories when she shared a screenshot of a video call she made to him, along with the caption, “You’re my inspiration” to her 21.4 million followers.

The couple began their relationship in 2016 after they met in a Gucci store in Madrid, where Rodriguez worked as an assistant.

In November 2017, the Spanish-Argentine model gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina, their first child and fourth after Cristiano Jr. and twins Eva and Mateo.

Rodriguez regularly posts insights into her family life with Ronaldo and the children on social media.

The couple live in Turin after Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018.

The 35-year-old has scored 68 goals for the Bianconeri in just 91 games, winning the eighth and ninth consecutive Serie A titles.

Due to his coronavirus test positive and subsequent isolation, he will at least miss Juve’s next two games.

Juventus will travel to Crotone on Saturday before taking on Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League the following Tuesday.

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