Madrid: After Sepp Blatter resigned as the FIFA President, a Spanish daily, El Mundo tags him as the former lover of model Irina Shayk. The sensational news was published by El Mundo in a special section named “All the women in Blatter’s life.” It declared the 79-year-old “had a relationship” with the Russian beauty – currently seeing American Sniper actor Bradley Cooper – after dating tennis player Ilona Boguska but before meeting glamorous Linda Barras, 50.
Blatter began seeing Polish-born Ilona, a friend of his daughter Corinne, in 1995 and they separated in 2002. The love saga did not end there. Blatter started his second half of the relationship with Irina after Blatter’s short 2002 marriage to Graziella Bianca. Blatter is understood to have become close to Swiss socialite Linda at the beginning of 2014 and has been described as her boyfriend by Swiss and other international press even though her husband Christian insists they are just “close friends.”
He announced his resignation on Tuesday just three days after winning a fifth term as president amid a corruption scandal that continues to rock world football.