Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez is also mourning the loss of their baby boy.
Soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez have announced that their newborn son has died.
Ronaldo shared a heartbreaking post on social media, announcing that one of their newborn twins, a baby boy, had died. “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away," it said. "It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness." The athlete expressed gratitude to their doctors and nurses for "all their expert care and support." "We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you." The post was also signed by Ronaldo's fiancee, Georgina Rodriguez.
The Portuguese football star and his partner Rodriguez had announced in October that they were expecting twins. He is already a father to four children: four-year-old twins Eva Maria and Mateo, four-year-old daughter Alana Martina, and 11-year-old son Cristiano Jr. According to PEOPLE, the Manchester United athlete shared the news of his twins with a photo of himself lying in bed with Rodríguez while holding up ultrasound photos.
He also put up a sweet snap of himself hanging out with his other four kids. As reported by LADBible, the soccer star wrote: “Delighted to announce we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love—we can’t wait to meet you.”
Ronaldo and Rodriguez have been together for more than five years and the pair got engaged in September 2020. The athlete met the Argentina native at a high-end store where she worked as a shop assistant. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Alana in 2017. The Portugal native welcomed Mateo and Eva through surrogacy. Ronaldo became a father for the first time in 2010 but has not shared the identity of his older child, Cristiano Jr.'s mother, previously telling Jonathan Ross that he “never” will, according to Us Weekly. “People speculate I was with this girl or another, or there was a surrogate mother,” the Manchester United player explained back in November 2015. “When Cristiano is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son, but I am not going to say because people want me to say.”
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