Georgina Rodriguez: Cristiano Ronaldo's Cat Pepe Hit by Car, Escaped Death

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2021

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo runs with the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Crotone, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
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Cristiano Ronaldo's pet cat is going to be all right.

According to TMZ Sports, Pepe, a hairless Sphynx cat, was run over by a car after leaving the family residence in Turin, Italy. Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo's girlfriend, told the Spanish magazine InStyle that the cat is recovering in Spain.

"It was close to death, and after a month-and-a-half in intensive care at the vets, we've decided my sister Ivana should look after it," Rodriguez said.

With Pepe in good hands, Ronaldo led Juventus to a dominant 3-0 victory over Crotone in Monday's Italian Serie A contest.

He scored two goals, while USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie added the third.