When Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, revealed the gender of the twins she was carrying in December last year, she decided to post a video on social media. The small family of the Portuguese player is very excited to look forward to the birth of two baby angels.
But recently, Ronaldo and Georgina announced the heartbreaking news that the newborn son of their twins had passed away, the doctors had saved the baby girl.
They wrote: “It is the greatest pain any parent can feel. Only the birth of a baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all the care and support professionals have given us. We are deeply saddened by this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at a very important time. This difficult situation. My son, you are an angel. We will always be with you.”
This is definitely a big shock for a family-oriented person like Ronaldo. In a recent interview, he once shared: “I have billions of dollars but the most important thing to me is still my family. Protect and take care of your family because this is the most important thing in the world. this world”.
Off the pitch and in the limelight, the 37-year-old is an admirable dad. Ronaldo seems to have learned to appreciate the meaning of family from an early age.
The youngest of an impoverished family on the island of Madeira, Ronaldo flew to the mainland on his own at the age of 12 to join Sporting Lisbon football club. Here, young Ronaldo almost cried every day for the first year because he was so homesick.
His mother, Dolores, had come to watch him play but needed sedation because she could become so nervous that she fainted. His father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, was a heavy drinker. He died of the effects of alcoholism at the age of 53 in 2005, when Ronaldo was 20 years old and two years after he joined Manchester United. Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s brother Hugo also battled drug and alcohol abuse.
Perhaps that’s why when he later has children, Ronaldo always tries to spend as much time and attention as possible for his own family. He in turn welcomed his first son – Cristiano Ronaldo Junior in 2010 and twins Eva – Mateo in 2017 (via surrogacy) with baby Alana born by Georgina in the same year.
Talking about family in an interview in 2017, Ronaldo shared the joy of being a father, especially the things that he and his children have been, are and will experience together.
“Being a father is a completely different feeling, a feeling I cannot describe. There is a moment with Christiano Ronaldo Junior that I will always remember. Every time I think about it, I feel so warm. pressure.
It was the moment on the pitch after Real Madrid won the last Champions League final in Cardiff (against Juventus in 2017). We made history that night. Being on the pitch after the final whistle felt like I had sent a message to the world. But then my son came down to the yard to celebrate with me and it was like a snap. Suddenly, my whole feeling changed. We held the trophy together, holding hands and walking around the field. It was a joy that I didn’t understand until I became a father,” Ronaldo confided.
Source: Daily Mail