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Saudi Arabia Likely to Overlook Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez Living Together Despite Harsh Laws Forbidding Unmarried Couples Cohabiting

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

After Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi Arabia move, there are speculations on whether he would live with his girlfriend in the country. According to the laws of Saudi Arabia, it is a crime to live in the same house or cohabit when one is not legally married. 

New reports suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez might be overlooked despite breaking the country's laws.

After his Al-Nassr move, Cristiano Ronaldo generated a lot of controversy and criticism about his club choice. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez living together may add to the existing criticism. 

However, Saudi Arabian lawyers are saying that the government might turn a blind eye to the problem and might not punish the duo. While speaking to the Spanish international news agency EFE, the anonymous lawyer said that it is now normal for the government to turn a blind eye whenever expatriates break the law of the country. 

"Although the laws of the kingdom still prohibit cohabitation without a marriage contract, the authorities have recently started to turn a blind eye and no longer prosecute anyone. Although these laws are used when there is a problem or a crime. Nowadays, Saudi authorities no longer interfere in this matter – for expatriates – even though the law prohibits cohabitation without marriage," the anonymous lawyer said. 

Fans and critics alike will be waiting for the decision of the Saudi Arabian government as many feel that the government always turns a blind eye to celebrities.

More Details About Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi Arabia Transfer 

Like what he is always known for, Ronaldo made the news with his transfer after agreeing to sign for the Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr.

While speaking during his first media appearance for the club, Ronaldo covered many things that have happened in his career. He highlighted that his work in Europe was already done, and he was ready to take up a new challenge at the Saudi Arabia Pro League. 

"I am very proud of this step I’ve taken. My work in Europe is done. I’ve played for the best clubs in Europe and now I am grateful to Saudi Arabia for giving me this opportunity, this new challenge. My family is happy with my decision to come to Saudi Arabia and fully support me. In Saudi Arabia, people are very happy with my arrival and that of my family."

" This is a great opportunity not only in terms of soccer, but also to try to change the mentality of the world. I had the option to go and play in Europe, Brazil and Australia, even in Portugal. But I’ve chosen this challenge because I want to help this great country and try to help develop the nation and the club with my experience. For instance, a lot of people don’t know but Al Nassr has a women’s soccer team," Ronaldo said. 

The football great also added that he was ready to play any time, even the day after the Cristiano Ronaldo Saudi Arabia transfer. 

"A lot of people talk and give their opinion, but a lot of people don’t know anything about soccer. Every team is well set up and prepared, and for that reason, there are a lot of surprises. The South Korean team, Costa Rica... winning in the World Cup is very difficult. The world of soccer is very advanced, the league is very competitive and I am happy to be here. I’m looking forward to playing, even tomorrow if the coach gives me the chance," Ronaldo said.