After the column reported exclusively that Ronaldo’s ex, Michele Umezu, stated that her daughter’s father, Rafael Maia Guidotti, did not pay child support on time, this journalist discovered from an exclusive source that the story has another side. Sought out to talk about the subject and tell her version of the facts, Sandra Paula, grandmother of Rafaela, aged 5, clarified some accusations. “I suffered a lot at her hand because of her behavior and I started to realize that the girl was not being taken care of as she should have been,” she said exclusively.
“My son does pay child support, it is deducted from his payroll, as she reported. There’s no way she’s not getting it. The judge ruled that the health plan should be paid by her [Michelle], but we are the ones who pay. We just couldn’t keep the same plan and, as a result, we changed the plan so she wouldn’t be left without it. The school is also paid for by my son, with the help of our family”, he added.
Sandra also revealed that Umezu’s daughter often showed up with allergies and certain types of injuries: “Rafaela started to come back with an extremely tanned face, a burnt hand, a face full of, I don’t know how to explain if it was bugs or whatever, it was so red and with water running down. , horrible. Her bottom was baked, with wounds, because sometimes she forgot to take out the poop.”
In an excerpt of the speech, she recalled that it was the paternal relatives who enrolled the girl in the private school, as Michelle had told them to place her in a public unit: “Our family got together and we decided to put the girl in school. One gave money to buy books, uniforms, backpacks, health insurance, clothes, food. We all collaborated and she [Michele] receiving the pension without giving the girl a pencil.”
And he continued: “The girls [tias de Rafaela] and my son always called me mommy and, for this reason, Rafaela also called me, no matter how much my son talked to her and I did too, that I wasn’t her mommy, she insisted on calling me mommy. But I always taught her that she had a mommy and that I was her grandma.”
Regarding the legal agreement mentioned by Michele, Sandra told this columnist that the athlete is the one who is not complying. According to the lady, there is a shared custody order, where she filed the request, which defines three days a week for the child with Michele, one with the grandmother and two with the father, with alternating weekends. However, Ronaldo’s ex is not letting the girl go to her grandparents’ house.
“I haven’t seen my granddaughter for more than 15 days. She hasn’t been to school for almost a week. She’s hiding the girl from us. I even have the vaccination booklet with me and she gave it to me. I was the one taking the girl to the doctor. We miss you and the girl misses you too. She banned my son from entering the building where the girl lives. I knew she [Michele] placed the girl in another school. She’s doing everything wrong. We have our rights,” she highlighted.
Regarding saying that Umezu is doing everything wrong, Sandra Paula told an episode in which the bodybuilder went to a party and took her daughter, but drank uncontrollably and needed emergency treatment. One of the firefighters who rescued her contacted Rafaela’s grandmother, claiming that the girl was alone and, if no one came to get her, as the mother would be taken by ambulance to a hospital, he would contact the Child Protection Council.
“I was desperate, because I wouldn’t be able to go to where they were. My husband picked up the phone, spoke to the paramedic and arranged to meet him halfway, he already wanted an ambulance ride. We took Rafaela and Michele was still hospitalized, under observation. It is a lack of responsibility to go out drinking with a child and still remain in the state they were in,” she recalled.
An exclusive source, close to Ronaldo Fenômeno’s family, said that the girl was known for not fulfilling her responsibilities and did not inspire confidence. Furthermore, she added that the apartment where Michele lives with her daughter could belong to the former player: “A mother who never raised her daughter, who had shared custody with three people, with her paternal grandmother. Supposedly, I can’t tell you, but it’s strange. Ronaldo’s son intends to no longer live in Brazil. In a little while he turns 18, then automatically, goodbye pension”.
The source added: “Then you have to think, why does she now want to keep the child? The grandmother is financially responsible and she says that she doesn’t receive a pension, that she doesn’t receive this, that she doesn’t receive that, when in reality she is receiving everything. Honestly, I think she wants to take the child and have custody just to ask for a mega pension and support herself with that amount, because now with Ronaldo’s son reaching the age of majority, she won’t be able to.”
And he continued: “Ronaldo is a very good person, a very generous person, who has always helped the whole family. It’s his job to leave her there. So, I believe that she is now attached to this child out of financial interest, you know? Unfortunately, there are people who have given birth, but who are not mothers.”
Sandra Paula opened a police report against Michele Umezu on October 26th, at the 42nd Police Station, in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, West Zone of Rio, after being prevented from picking up her granddaughter again.
At the time, she was treated in a hospital emergency room, as she felt ill due to the treatment she received from Michele. “I called the security guards at the condominium where she lives to help me, to prevent her from attacking me. Still, she managed to push me away. She kept screaming that I reported her, she cursed me. She keeps sending messages threatening me, intimidating me. She wants me to withdraw the complaint related to the visits, which was imposed by the judge”, she assured.
“My son may be a ‘Nobody’, not a Ronaldo in life, but my son is a worker, my son is honest. She’s not honest, because if she were, she wouldn’t [com esse assunto] for the media. She tried to resolve it correctly. She’s putting the boy’s name [pai da criança] so everyone can know about something that is a lie. She says she is Ronaldinho’s ex. You know she was never Ronaldinho’s ex, right? She was Ronaldinho’s girlfriend. May God forgive me!”, she concluded.