Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez shared the heartbreaking news that their baby boy has passed. The Manchester United forward shared the news on social media on Monday, telling his fans the news. Many have shown an outpouring of empathy and support as the couple navigates their reality.
The soccer star announced in October that he and Rodríguez were expecting twins. The news was met with joy and excitement for the couple as their family grew. The family prepared to welcome twins, a boy, and a girl, who would have been Ronaldo’s second set of twins.
In a joint statement, Ronaldo and Rodríguez mourned the loss of their newborn son while embracing the love for their newborn daughter. The couple thanked the team of medical professionals who worked tirelessly to try to save their son and deliver their newborn daughter.
“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 statement read. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”
Ronaldo is the father to five children: Cristiano Jr., 11, twins Eva and Mateo, 4, Alana Martina, 4, and his newborn daughter.
Ronaldo posted a photo of himself, his girlfriend, and his children on social media with the caption “Family is everything ❤️🙏🏽 #proud” two weeks ago.
We send our sincerest condolences to Cristiano and Georgina and their family during this moment.