Georgina Rodriguez played the doting girlfriend last night (7 December), accompanying Cristiano Ronaldo to receive the Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time, and a second year in a row.

But the 22-year-old former shop assistant, who gave birth to the couple's first child in common last month – baby girl Alana Martina – nearly stole the show from the Portuguese footballer.

Rodriguez proudly shared a shot of herself next to Ronaldo holding up the football accolade in a romantic picture taken outside at night-time, in front of the lit-up Eiffel Tower.

While the 32-year-old sportsman looks dapper in a shiny navy suit and bow tie, Rodriguez showed off her super svelte post-baby figure in a plunging slinky black dress.

The elegant number accentuated her slim waist with a waist belt, and she accessorised the simple-yet-timeless look with silver hoop earrings and a slick of red lipstick for old Hollywood glamour.

Rodriguez lovingly captioned the sweet shot: "Never stop dreaming ✨ Your Fifth Golden Ball ⚽️ Happy to accompany you by the hand. I LOVE YOU ❤️".

Fans were quick to comment on the popular post, with one person writing: "The best couple forever", while another said: "Y'all are so cute. I'm glad Ronaldo has found you."

A third added: "Beautiful! What a nice family !!! May you continue to be like that and may God bless you! Handsome!"

The day before, Rodriguez posted another snap of her looking ultra-stylish in a brown fur coat and blue jeans while reading her cover interview in iHola! on a pivate jet.

Proving she is very much part of the family, Rodriguez also shared a group shot of herself with Ronaldo, his son Cristiano Jr and other family members with the words: "On the way to Paris for the Golden Ball gala with the family ❤️".

Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the award, while the Argentine's ex-Barca team-mate Neymar, who is now at Paris Saint-Germain, came third.

The Portuguese international also won in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, with Messi being the only other recipient of the gong since 2009.

Ronaldo said: "This is something I look forward to every year," he said, after receiving the award on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

"Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level."

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