Beatriz Souza, also known as Bia, is a Brazilian socialite who is best known as one of football legend Ronaldinho’s companions. While Souza has been photographed with the footballer since 2016, she recently made headlines after reports circulated that the former footballer, who had been living “harmoniously” with Beatriz and Priscilla Coelho, is planning to marry both of them at the same wedding event very soon. Ronaldinho vehemently denied the reports stating that he is not getting married and called them the “biggest lie” on May 25, 2018, as soon as the news circulated through major news outlets and tabloids.
Ascend to Stardom
Beatriz Souza made headlines in 2016 after being photographed with Ronaldinho. She has been photographed with him at a number of events since then, including a recent trip to Japan with his samba music band in March 2018, photos and videos of which the footballer himself had posted on his Instagram account.
Earlier this year, several tabloids reported that she has been living in Ronaldinho’s Rio coastal home with another of his girlfriends, Priscilla Coelho, since December 2017. Most recently, in late May 2018, it was revealed that the renowned footballer is engaged to both of his girlfriends and plans to marry both, sending the media into a frenzy to learn more about the relationship.
Souza’s Private Affairs
Beatriz Souza is 30 years old and initially from Belo Horizonte, Brazil; however, little is known about her early life or family background.
Beatriz Souza’s Ronaldinho’s relationship
Beatriz Souza is said to have first encountered Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho in 2016. Between 2012 and 2014, he played for the team Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte, where she is from. His other girlfriend, Priscilla Coelho, is from the same area and met him while he was playing for the club. While it is unknown whether he knew Beatriz at the time, both she and Priscilla are said to be close friends who frequent the same social groups in the city.
According to some, Ronaldinho started dating Beatriz during a difficult period in his relationship with Priscilla but decided to continue both relationships once he reconciled with her. Both girls reside in his Rio mansion and reportedly receive a monthly allowance of £1,500 to spend as they please.
They also accompany him to events all over the globe, the most recent being his March tour to Japan with his samba music band. According to reports, he treats both of them equally and buys the same gifts for them; for example, he recently gave both of his partners the same perfume during a joint overseas trip.
In January 2018, Ronaldinho allegedly asked both of them for their hand in marriage and presented them with engagement rings. According to reports, he intends to marry both females in August 2018 at the same private wedding ceremony inside the Santa Monica condominium in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca district.
According to media reports, Ronaldinho’s neighbor, Brazilian singer Jorge Vercillo, will perform at the wedding, which will be witnessed by several of his close friends. On May 25th, however, the footballer released a statement denying all rumors of his impending marriage and stating, “I’m not going to get married, it’s the biggest lie.”
Scandals and debates
When it was revealed that Ronaldinho is betrothed to both of his girlfriends, Beatriz Souza and Priscilla Coelho, and plans to marry both, it sparked outrage because polygamy is illegal in Brazil. Deisi, his press assistant, has already verified to Brazilian columnist Leo Dias that she is opposed to polygamy and will not be attending her brother’s wedding.
Priscilla’s parents were preparing to confront the footballer after discovering that “every present he gives to Priscilla, he also gives to the other girl,” a family friend told Brazil’s Extra newspaper in April. They also stated that the reports were damaging her reputation and that she was on the verge of losing her employment at a mining company.
Furthermore, Ronaldinho, who is considering a political future and has joined the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), is bracing for a backlash from party supporters over his “unorthodox lifestyle choices,” as party insiders are concerned that it will hurt their prospects in the upcoming elections.
Estimated Net Worth
Beatriz Souza is one of the wealthiest and most prominent Judoka. Beatriz Souza has a net worth of $5 million, per our analysis of Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.