According to The Daily Mirror, Ronaldo received an email from a young Dutch fan, containing sexy photos and flirty messages.
The Portuguese sportsman wanted to delete the message, but instead of pressing the “delete” button, he selected “forward”.
“Cristiano’s phone has been buzzing with calls and emails from bewildered pals. They have all been ringing and messaging to ask what the hell the email is about,” a source told The Daily Mirror.
“He’s had to explain she is just a fan who had sent him some pictures and that he made a mistake by sending them on instead of removing them. He is embarrassed about the whole thing and is particularly mortified at passing the email on to Irina.”
“But he has done nothing wrong and luckily Irina hasn’t confronted him about it,” the insider added.
Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo have been a couple since April 2010. They will marry in July 2012.