According to journalist Rosalia Sanchez of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the 79-year-old Blatter began a brief affair with Russian supermodel Shayk (29) between the end of his relationship with Polish tennis player Ilona Bogushka and the beginning of a relationship with Armenian businesswoman Linda Barras, herself 28 years his junior.
Blatter was with Bogushka for around ten years from 2014. He began dating Barras in January 2014. Her husband Christian, a Swiss estate agent, insists his wife and Blatter are just close friends.
Shayk was with Ronaldo from 2010 until earlier this year. She is now dating 40-year-old American actor Bradley Cooper.