Football Barcelona and AC Milan star player Ronaldinho have been warned he could be sent back to jail over a maintenance payment dispute between him and his ex-girlfriend. Reports in Brazil claim the Brazilian star has been ordered to settle his debt with Priscilla Coelho by December 1 to avoid seizing his assets and a possible prison sentence.
Ronaldinho Face Jail Time Over Unpaid Maintenance Money to his Ex-girlfriend
She’s understood to have been awarded around £13,500 in maintenance a month after arbitration as the Brazil legend’s ‘common-law wife.’ Priscilla’s lawyer Bruno Medrado told Brazilian newspaper Extra that the player must pay the money or be sent to jail.
Officials are said to have handed Ronaldinho a court summons so he could be formally notified about the maintenance payment deadline earlier this month after failed attempts to track him down. The former Paris St-Germain footballer is currently believed to be in Dubai.
In May 2018, Ronaldinho was forced to deny claims he was marrying Priscilla and another woman named Beatriz Sousa at the same time. He also spoke out after a Brazilian newspaper said he would tie the knot with the stunning pair at a private ceremony at the upmarket Barra da Tijuca district in Rio de Janeiro, where he owns a home.
Around a year later, it emerged Priscilla, said to have started dating Ronaldinho when he played for Belo Horizonte club Atletico Mineiro, was demanding money from her multi-millionaire ex. The lady was awarded around £13,500 in maintenance a month following arbitration as the retired footballer’s former ‘common-law wife’ in a provisional decision which can be appealed while the first payments are made.