Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  

Ronaldo's latest capture

Real Madrid's Brazilian football superstar Ronaldo got more than he bargained for when he went to see a dentist in Rio de Janeiro.

The former three-time world player of the year came out with whiter nashers and a new girlfriend.

El Gordo (fatty) as he is affectionately known in Spain, having once been known as El Phenomeno (the phenomenon), is seeing dentist Erika Abreu, according to Brazilian paper O Globo.

Social commentator Ancelmo Gois claims that after a few sessions in the dentist's chair to whiten his famously goofy teeth, Ronaldo invited Abreu to spend Christmas with him in Rio.

The couple flew first class to Madrid before heading to Paris to see in the New Year together.

The lovebirds are now back in Madrid where Ronaldo has hired a dentist's surgery specifically for Abreu to finish his treatment.

O Globo claimed Ronaldo had wasted little time since splitting from Brazilian top model Raica de Oliveira, who lives in New York, in September.

He has dated a string of Brazilian beauties, marrying footballer and model Milene Domingues before moving in with another top model, Daniela Cicarelli, while still married to Domingues.

That ended after only 63 days together as Cicarelli headed back to Brazil claiming the striking superstar had cheated on her.