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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals how fatherhood changed him as a person

Cristiano Ronaldo first became a dad when Cristiano Jr was born in 2010, before welcoming twins Mateo and Eva by a surrogate mother in June, 2017.

football Updated: Nov 09, 2017 13:27 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo feels having children has had a profound impact on how he looks at the world(Instagram)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo believes being a father has “softened” him and helped give him a new outlook on life as he prepares to welcome his fourth child.

Ronaldo first became a dad when Cristiano Jrwas born in 2010, before welcoming twins Mateo and Eva by a surrogate motherin June 2017.

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Then, in July, Ronaldo confirmed that his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is expecting to give birth to the couple’s first child, a girl named Alana Martina, in November.

And the 32-year-old feels as though having children has had a profound impact on how he looks at the world, calling family life his “greatest privilege”.

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“Fatherhood has taught me things of love that I never knew existed,” he told ¡Hola!

“It has softened me up and given me a new perspective on what really matters in life.

“Seeing my family grow is, honestly, the greatest privilege I have had. I enjoy every second.”

First Published: Nov 08, 2017 19:06 IST