Biggest break-ups in sports
Let’s take a look at some of the major break-ups from the sports world.
VIRAT KOHLI AND IZABELLE LEITE
Virat Kohli made headlines for dating Brazilian model and actress Izabelle Leite. Izabelle has been a part of Bollywood movies like ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Purani Jeans’. And in one of her interviews, Izabelle did actually open up about having dated India’s current Test captain for a while. Back in 2014, she admitted: “Virat was one of the first Indian friends I had when I came to India. We were dating for quite a while. We were together for almost two years. But we didn’t want to make it public. So yeah, Virat and I did have a relationship.”
CRISTIANO RONALDO AND IRINA SHAYK
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo and Russian supermodel Irina Shayk broke up after being together for five years. Though it is not official, it was widely being speculated that a strained relationship between Shayk and Dolores Aveiro, Cristiano’s mother, was the reason behind the split.
SANIA MIRZA AND SOHRAB MIRZA
The Indian tennis ace broke off her engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza citing incompatibility issues.
YUVRAJ SINGH AND DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Before Deepika started seeing the Casanova of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor, she fell for another media-favourite “Casanova” from the field! Deepika and Yuvraj always maintained their ‘just good friends’ stance, but when Bollywood diva hosted Yuvraj’s birthday bash at her residence, it got the rumour mills buzzing. It is, however, suggested that Deepika called-off the relationship because of Yuvraj’s possessive nature.
MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI AND RAAI LAXMI
We hear Mahi was also briefly smitten by south Indian actress Raai Laxmi in 2008. Talking about the fling, Raai said: “I was the brand ambassador for the team that he was a part of and we were together for less than a year. We had never committed to each other and never thought of getting married either. It didn’t work for us, so we moved on.”