Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram: Juventus superstar overtakes Selena Gomez to become most followed person on social media site



Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram: Juventus superstar overtakes Selena Gomez to become most followed person on social media site

CRISTIANO RONALDO has made another piece of history - by becoming the most followed person on Instagram.

The Juventus superstar has amassed an astonishing 144.4million followers on the photo-sharing site, where he regularly posts pictures of his family, four children and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

He overtook US pop star Selena Gomez to top spot after surpassing her 144.3m followers.

The Back to You singer, who used to date Justin Bieber, had held the crown since 2016.

This latest record is a sure sign that, with fans at least, Ronaldo's popularity does not seem to be waning despite a rape allegation.

Kathryn Mayorga has accused Ronaldo of rape in the penthouse suite of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2009.

US police have reopened the case of alleged assault. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner denies any wrongdoing.

Ronaldo, 33, has previously labelled the allegation "fake news" and says that sex was consensual - but has recently admitted that the claims are affecting his life.

His first post since taking the No 1 spot showed him holding a ball in front of adoring crowds at his Pestana CR7 hotel in Funchal, Portugal.

At the time of writing it had just under 4.5m likes.

Ronaldo's previous photo showed him stretching in the gym and had more than 5.6m likes.

The second-most followed footballer on the social media site is Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar with 104m followers.

Ronaldo's arch rival Lionel Messi lags way behind with 100m.

Pop star Ariana Grande is the third-most followed figure overall with 132m followers and Kim Kardashian fourth with 120m.

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