Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of newborn son

'It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel'

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Published: Mon 18 Apr 2022, 10:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 12:19 AM

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, who announced in October last year they were expecting twins, said on Monday one of the two babies has died.

Taking to social media, he wrote: "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. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness."


The Portuguese football legend thanked doctors and nurses for 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 note was co-signed by Ronaldo and Rodriguez.


The couple, who met during Ronaldo’s time at Real Madrid, have a four-year old daughter together, while Ronaldo has three other children.

“Your pain is our pain, Cristiano,” Manchester United tweeted. “Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”

The 37-year old Ronaldo, five-times world player of the year, rejoined Manchester United last year after winning multiple trophies with Real Madrid and Juventus.

(With inputs from Reuters)


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