Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the new owner of the Manhattan platform that inspired “50 Shades of Grey”, the Post has learned. The Real Madrid striker acknowledged bought $ 18.5 million Trump Tower apartment “50 Shades nypost ” novel author James used as a model for the famous, servitude bachelor sadistic sex fictional character, Christian Grey, a source said.
Ronaldo has recently acquired the loft on Fifth Avenue Italian entrepreneur Alessandro proto property.
While James has never confirmed that Gray is based on Proto, mogul widely believed to have been the inspiration for the character. Ronaldo is regarded as one of the best soccer players in the world and is a three times World Player of the Year. The apartment is the first purchase of property in the United States.
The Post was the first to report that Ronaldo sealed the deal in the loft apartment, which is a unit of 2,509 square feet and overlooks Central Park.
Although it does not have its own “Red Pain ” as pad Grey Hall ago, there is plenty of room for a whip- and rack space equipped leather-upholstered, if wanted, the source said.
Proto – a business associate of Donald Trump has found homes for Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Prince William – homeowner in 2010. That is the year when the author met while on tour in Italy.
Proto has insisted that James then based megarich large gray and mysterious in itself, a similar dark and handsome Italian company.
It was former proto aparment that James had in mind when she described the backdrop of seduction of Anastasia Steele Grey, the source told The Post.
Ronaldo, who has a contract with Real Madrid until 2018, has expressed interest in coming to the United States Major League Soccer.
Sports Illustrated reported that Los Angeles is the most likely destination, but the purchase of apartments raises the exciting possibility Star playing for New York
City FC and the Red Bulls.