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 ‘I Am Georgina’ Review: A Shallow, Superficial Portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Family Life

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“I am the woman of the most followed man in the world,” says Georgina Rodriguez. “I went from selling luxury goods to wearing them on the runway.”

The series takes a look behind Rodriguez’s tale of rags to riches story after she met Ronaldo when she was working at a Gucci store in Madrid. With more than 28 million followers on Instagram, she is now a globally recognized model, businesswoman, dancer, influencer, and mother to three children.

Rodriguez is portrayed as relatively personable, although the show makes no effort to hide the ludicrous level of wealth and conspicuous consumption she now enjoys. Examples of her extravagant lifestyle include watching the Monaco Grand Prix from her personal yacht to walking down the carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

The show also fails to give anything more than a peep behind the curtain as to what life is really like in the Ronaldo household. Instead, it merely serves as a five-hour-long commercial for the family’s carefully cultivated image. None of the most interesting aspects of her life are explored, namely her upbringing in Argentina and her experience as the daughter of a cocaine and cannabis kingpin who spent 10 years in jail.

One of the few interesting things about the series is the sense that Ronaldo is truly in love with this woman. Even though they are not married, they have already had three children together, with a fourth now on the way. This should put to bed rumors about his sexuality (Rihanna once famously implied that he was gay), although questions still remain. What was his real motivation for fathering his first child with a surrogate mother? 

Reaction to the show has been limited. Rotten Tomatoes reports an audience score of 42 percent, while IMDB clocks in at just 3.9/10. Barely any major publications have reviewed the series, presumably as a result of its underwhelming content. One audience review aptly describes it as a “show about someone spending someone else’s money, surrounded by a load of ‘friends’ who eat, drink and party for free.”

Despite six hours of behind-the-scenes footage into Ronaldo’s family life, even the most dedicated soccer fan will struggle to glean anything of real interest. This is truly one to miss. 

Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent


Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.

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