Cristiano Ronaldo (37) endures a heartbreak as his newborn son died during childbirth yesterday (April 18). The soccer star shared the sad news on Instagram where he asked for privacy while he and his family grieves. Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez were expecting twins, a boy, and a girl. Unfortunately, only the baby daughter made it during childbirth but the son didn’t make it. In an Instagram post, he wrote “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the soccer star wrote in a statement signed by him and Rodríguez. “It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”
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The soccer celebrity is not just known for his soccer skills but also for his quality as a father. He made it quite clear several times that he values fatherhood more than anything in this world. In 2017, he told the Independent that “Becoming a parent and raising my family is honestly the greatest privilege I’ve had. I’m enjoying every second of it.”
😔 RIP, the little one!