Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez have announced that one of their newborn twins has sadly passed away in a heartbreaking statement uploaded to social media pages.
The update was signed off on behalf of both the Manchester United icon and his partner Georgina Rodriguez. It read: “It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our baby boy. It’s the greatest pain any parent can feel. 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. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez.”
The news comes just weeks after Rodriguez had posted a touching tribute to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as they eagerly awaited their new arrivals. “Every day by your side is happy and special,” she said on Instagram. “We love you indefinitely. Thank you so much to the best dad in the world.”
Rodriguez first met Ronaldo while working as a shop assistant for Gucci while the forward was plying his trade for Real Madrid. She has formed a close bond with Ronaldo’s other children in Cristiano Jr, 11, twins Mateo and Eva and gave birth to their first child together Alana before falling pregnant again last year.
Ronaldo’s girlfriend spoke candidly earlier this year about how well the family were adjusting to life back in Manchester after the forward’s return to Old Trafford. Speaking to Spanish magazine Hola, Rodriguez said: “I haven’t felt much change because we practically have the same conditions as in Italy and we have a marvellous home.
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez issued the tragic update to their millions of followers
“The good thing is that we live nearer the children’s school. In Italy we lived further away.”
Ronaldo’s Man Utd teammate Marcus Rashford responded to the update with a heartfelt reply that read: “Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother.” His sentiments were echoed by fellow United star David de Gea, who simply posted a red heart in response
There will be more to follow on this breaking news story. I haven’t noticed much difference. When you move with your family and you move everything you feel at ease.
“With our conditions, we can’t complain, quite the opposite. We are very grateful.”
Manchester United‘s official Twitter page also wrote: “Your pain is our pain, Cristiano. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
Speaking on her Netflix series ‘I am Georgina’ in January, Rodriguez shed light on how she was coping with the pregnancy before her due date. “I look after myself and at the moment I’m not putting on a lot of weight. “I had a lot of morning sickness at the start but I’m fine now.”