Although various photos were published of the two together on holiday and at various events, Cristiano Ronaldo never confirmed nor denied the relationship. On September 20, 2006, Merche announced the end of their relationship, while being interviewed for the Portuguese television show Só Visto!: "Cristiano and myself are no longer together."
In 2007, Romero talked openly about the end of her abusive relationship that she had with Ronaldo. In VIP magazine, she said, "The torture is finished."