Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the death of his baby son on Monday April 18 on Twitter.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.”
The Manchester United and Portugal star had announced in October 2021 he and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were expecting twins. In December 2021, they again said they were expecting a boy and a girl.
Ronaldo wrote on Monday April 18 social media:
“Only the birth of our 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 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.”
His declaration was signed by both Ronaldo and Rodriguez.
Manchester United also tweeted their support for the grieving star player:
“Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time. The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Premier League are with you and your family, Cristiano.”
Ronaldo’s first child with Rodriguez, Alana Martina, was born in November 2017. He is also father to intimate twins Eva and Mateo, whom he welcomed through a proxy in June 2017. Ronaldo also shares his son, Cristiano Jr., 11, with an ex who has never been seen in public.