Cora Gauthier, the ex-wife and girlfriend of Karim Benzema, has congratulated the Real Madrid star after he won the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
Karim Benzema was the man of the moment on October 17, 2022, in Paris, France.
The 34-year-old forward became one of the oldest players to win the Ballon d’Or.
Benzema beat the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, and other football stars to scoop the most converted individual trophy.
Football fans all over the world praised the France international for his extraordinary and startling feat last season, which earned him the award.
Karim Benzema scored 44 goals in 46 matches for Real Madrid last season to help the Los Blancos hit a double, winning La Liga and Champion League.
He emerged as the highest goal scorer in the Champions League with 15 goals and was instrumental in the team’s knockout triumph over PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City en route to the final.
Real Madrid lost their Champions League round 16 first-leg clash with PSG at Santiago Bernabeu, losing 2-0.
On returning to France for the second leg of the encounter, Karim Benzema made waves after he scored a 17 minutes hat-trick to push the Los Blancos through to the quarter-finals.
He also bagged a hat trick against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and also came to the rescue of the Los Blancos when the Blues nearly pulled an upset at Santiago Bernabeu.
Against Manchester City, Benzema scored to see Real Madrid to the finals, where they subsequently won after defeating Liverpool by 1-0.
Karim Benzema was a clear favorite to win the 2022 Ballon d’Or against other nominees, given his feats with Real Madrid in the year in question.
Benzema won the award in style, flagged by his family members, ex-wife, who is also his baby mama, Cora Gauthier, and current wife, Jordan Ozuna.
Both Cora Gauthier and Jordan Ozuna were special guests at the event, which saw the French star clinch the award.
Afterwards, Gauthier took to her Instagram story to congratulate the Real Madrid forward and former lover for winning the award.
Gauthier shared pictures of Karim Benzema with the Bellon d’Or and added, “proud is an understatement. We are so proud of you.”
Gauthier was spotted in the ceremony to show her support for Benzema with the son she bore for him, Ibrahim.
Benzema’s relationship with Cora Gauthier
Karim Benzema and Cora Gauthier, started dating in 2015, according to reports. A year into the relationship, they got married, and Gauthier bore him Ibrahim.
However, the duo decided to part ways a year later. Despite going their separate ways, it is still unclear when they officially divorced as they did not come out publicly about the decision. Sources close to them only revealed that they are no longer together.
Karim Benzema’s current wife
Benzema’s current wag is a renowned American model, Jordan Ozuna. Ozuna equally followed Benzema to the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Before getting involved with football star, Ozuna dated other top celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Musos P Diddy.
She is yet to bore Benzema a child.