Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Selena Gomez as the most-followed person on Instagram.
The Portuguese footballer now has 144,482,390 followers on the photo-sharing platform, whereas the pop singer had just 144,367,090 at the time of writing. Considering Gomez has not published a post on Instagram since September, it’s not surprising that she has been dethroned from her honorary “Queen of social media” role. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is looking for his sixth title which will see him surpass Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo has been in the news a lot in recent weeks due to rape allegations made against him by a 33-year-old woman named Kathryn Mayorga, who has accused the footballer of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
The footballer has consistently and strenuously denied the claims, insisting his “conscience is clear.”