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Ronaldinho breaks up with dancer Janaina Nattielli
Updated: 2005-08-26 10:33

ronaldinho, janaina nattielliRIO DE JANEIRO, August 25 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian striker Ronaldinho Gaucho, of Spanish champion club Barcelona, broke up with dancer Janaina Nattielli, with whom he had a son.

Ronaldinho's representative Roberto de Assis Moreira, his brother, said in remarks published Thursday by daily O Dia, that the player does not pretend to marry Nattielli, 22.

Nattielli and the child, Joao, recently traveled from the city of Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre, to visit Ronaldinho's parents.

On Wednesday, at the end of a match, striker Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (Ronaldinho Gaucho) accepted the paternity of Joao and said he will keep the matter private.

The brother of the striker said Ronaldinho's son will live with Nattielli in Rio de Janeiro.

"Since he was born, Joao is part of our family and will always be treated as such," said Ronaldo de Assis Moreira.

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