Cristiano Ronaldo has told pals he still loves ex Irina Shayk, saying: “She’s the one that got away.”
The pair met in 2010 but model Irina, 32, called time on the relationship three years ago.
A pal said: “Ronaldo is holding a torch for her.
“He regrets the way they ended and still takes an interest in her life.”
The Real Madrid star, 33, believes he and Irina split because she wanted a baby.
He already had son Cristiano Jnr and was focused on football.
The pal said: “He never thought Irina would ever actually leave.”
She now has a daughter with actor Bradley Cooper.
Ronaldo’s pal added: “He’s jealous of the relationship.”
The Real Madrid star has been dating Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, 23, since November 2016.