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Tributes pour in after Cristiano Ronaldo reveals one of his newborn twins died during birth


Celebrities from the world of football and beyond sent their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo this evening after the Manchester United star revealed his newborn son has died. 

The 37-year-old announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, but a statement from the couple on Monday revealed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived. 

‘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 announcement read.

‘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.’ 

Team-mate and England international Marcus Rashford led the tributes, saying on Twitter: ‘Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. I’m so sorry.’

Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, said on Instagram: ‘I love you and my heart is all there on this side… May God take care of everything and strengthen your path more and more…

‘Our little angel is already in her father’s lap, and our little girl who is here firm and strong and full of health will teach us more and more that only love matters…’ 

Cristiano Ronaldo's newborn son has died - the Manchester United star announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez

Cristiano Ronaldo’s newborn son has died – the Manchester United star announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez 

A statement from the couple confirmed the death of their baby boy as 'the greatest pain', but said their baby girl survived

A statement from the couple confirmed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived

Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Jamaican world-record sprinter Usain Bolt, who is a United fan, replied to Ronaldo’s Instagram post with three praying emojis, while Piers Morgan said: ‘Heartbreaking news. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.’ 

His club Manchester United stated their support, saying: ‘Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.’ 

Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Terribly sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.’ 

His club Manchester United stated their support, saying: ‘Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.’ 

Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro replied to the Instagram with a sad-face emoji, while Diogo Dalot replied with a love heart.’ 

Team-mates such as Diogo Dalot, David de Gea and Alex Telles also replied with love-heart emojis as the dressing-room sent their support to their star player. 

In June 2017, the then-Real Madrid star surprised fans with the news he'd welcomed twins Eva and Mateo through a surrogate, and just one month later he and Georgina announced they were expecting their first child together. Alana was born in 2018. Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana, while pregnant with the couple's twins

In June 2017, the then-Real Madrid star surprised fans with the news he’d welcomed twins Eva and Mateo through a surrogate, and just one month later he and Georgina announced they were expecting their first child together. Alana was born in 2018. Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana, while pregnant with the couple’s twins

Georgina is pictured alongside Cristiano Jr., clutching his father's Manchester United shirt after his return to Manchester was announced last year

Georgina is pictured alongside Cristiano Jr., clutching his father’s Manchester United shirt after his return to Manchester was announced last year

In June 2017, the then-Real Madrid star surprised fans with the news he’d welcomed twins Eva and Mateo through a surrogate, and just one month later he and Georgina announced they were expecting their first child together.

Asked by Spanish publication El Mundo whether he was ‘happy’ to be expecting again, he said: ‘Yes, very much.’

Georgina then gave birth to their daughter Alana on November 12, 2017, with the sportsman announcing the news on Instagram, writing: ‘Alana Martina is just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!’

Georgina and footballer Cristiano famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016. 

In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting with Ronaldo made her ‘fall in love at first sight’.

She claimed that the feeling was mutual following their encounter as she revealed in a recent interview with Italy’s Elle magazine.

Georgina said: ‘The first meeting with Ronaldo was at Gucci where I worked as a sales assistant. Days later we saw each other again at another brand’s event.

Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Georgina and footballer Cristiano famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016. In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting with Ronaldo made her 'fall in love at first sight'

Georgina and footballer Cristiano famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016. In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting with Ronaldo made her ‘fall in love at first sight’

Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana

Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana

‘It was then we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of my work environment. It was love at first sight for both.’ 

Cristiano has in the past claimed he wants to take his tally of children to seven, matching his notorious shirt number and lifestyle brand CR7.

Speaking during an interview in China in July 2017 when he had just three kids and had been dating Georgina for around a year, he was quoted by Portugese daily Correio da Manha as saying: ‘My eldest Cristianinho is very happy.

‘He’s doing well and says he wants more brothers and sisters. He wants seven, the magic number, and I think that’s good.’ 



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