The Russian model has finally opened up about her relationship and confirmed her split from star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. However, she denied that his family was to blame for their break-up.
The 29-year-old model made her acting debut along side Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film 'Hercules', and the Real Madrid superstar dated for five years, but decided to end their relationship amid claims Shayk refused to attend a surprise party for his mother's birthday.
However, representatives of the actress, who has modelled for Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated among others, have dismissed the claim, insisting she had been close with his family "throughout the course of their relationship".
Mirror UK covered the split stating that the footballer broke up with Shayk afer she denied attending his mother's surprise birthday party. Thus, Shayk's representatives have told the newspaper that "any negative rumours with regards to Irina and the Ronaldo family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split".
It had previously been reported that Ronaldo, 29, spent New Year's Eve alone with his son after Shayk decided not to attend his mother's 60th birthday party in Spain.
Speculation about the status of their relationship increased after she failed to be by the side of the Real Madrid star when he scooped the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for the third time during a ceremony in Zurich last week.
Ronaldo also failed to mention her during his acceptance speech.