Irina Shayk Did NOT Have Affair With FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Despite Report

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By James Crugnale


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Irina Shayk did NOT have an “affair” with disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter, despite a recent report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story. A rep for the model tells us the claim is “wholly unfounded.”

According to Spain’s El Mundo, Shayk was her “former lover.” The newspaper alleges the model, who’s currently dating Bradley Cooper, “had a relationship” with the controversial soccer chief, who is under fire for the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA. El Mundo named Shayk as one of his many lovers in a report entitled, “All the women in Blatter’s life.”

The false report was picked up by numerous publications worldwide and translated into several different languages. The inaccurate claims made its way into several American-based sports blogs, which continued to spread the lie unchecked. However, despite the breathless allegation made by the usually reliable newspaper, Shayk’s rep tells Gossip Cop exclusively that reports about the model and Blatt are “wholly unfounded.”

“The rumors regarding an alleged romantic and or personal affair with Sepp Blatter by El Mundo newspaper in Spain is a pathetic attempt at defaming Ms. Shayk and are absolutely not true,” the model’s rep confirms to Gossip Cop, adding, “We have no intentions of further acknowledging these allegations as they are wholly unfounded.”

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