(CMR) Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo announced on social media Monday that his baby son has died after long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a twin boy and girl.
In a post on Instagram, Ronaldo said, “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 last year that he and his partner, Rodriguez, were expecting twins, a boy, and a girl.
“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 their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss, and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time,” Ronaldo wrote.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,” the post continued.
Manchester United tweeted their support for the grieving football player: “Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
Ronaldo's first child with Rodriguez, Alana Martina, was born in November 2017. He is also father to fraternal twins Eva and Mateo, whom he welcomed via a surrogate in June 2017. CNN reported that he also shares his son, Cristiano Jr., 11, with a former partner who has never been publicly named.