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Football Star Ronaldinho Rejects Rumours Of Marrying 2 Women Simultaneously

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| May 25 , 2018 , 15:27 IST

Reports of former Brazil football superstar Ronaldinho marrying 2 women simultaneously spread rapidly on Friday, sending the world a flutter at the thought of the star marrying not 1, but 2 women at the same time. Issuing a clarification, the former Barcelona legend specified that he is not getting married.

"The whole world is calling me. I’m not going to get married, it is the biggest lie," Ronaldinho said in an interview to SporTV.

An initial report in Brazil's O Dia newspaper had said that Ronaldinho would be 'marrying' his two fiancées Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza in a private ceremony in Rio in August.

The news spread like wildfire, both due to Ronaldinho's massive fan following and the unusual 'marriage'. As polygamy is banned, the retired football star was reportedly only conducting a marriage ceremony, without legalising the marriages with his pair of fiancees. Ronaldinho's sister was said to be against the polygamy and that she wouldn't be attending the marriage, while Brazilian singer Jorge Vercillo had confirmed his presence.

According to reports, the two women have been living with Ronaldinho since December at his £5 million Rio de Janeiro mansion where both got exactly the same presents at the exact same time and an identical “allowance” of £1,500 each from the footballer. Ronaldinho started dating Beatriz in 2016 but also continued with his older relationship with Priscilla. 

Ronaldinho is considered to be one of the best midfielders of his era and has won 2 FIFA World Player of the Year and a Ballon d’Or titles, having represented Brazil in 97 matches including 2 FIFA World Cups where he scored 33 goals.