Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of newborn son; 'We are devastated by this loss and request privacy'

Published on Apr 19, 2022 12:22 AM IST

The Manchester United star, who was expecting twins with partner Georgina Rodriguez, revealed that she gave birth to a girl, while their son died.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo(AP)
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo(AP)
ByHT Sports Desk, New Delhi

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday took to social media to announce that one of his newborn twins has passed away. The football star, who was expecting twins with partner Georgina Rodriguez, revealed that she gave birth to a girl, while their son died.

Ronaldo, 37, has also requested privacy during the "difficult" period. He had shared last year in October that he and Georgina were expecting twins.

“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. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” said Ronaldo in his statement.

"We want to thank the doctors and nurses for their care and support. We are devastated by this loss and request privacy at this difficult time. Baby, you are our angel. We will always love you,” concluded the Portuguese football star.

The couple, who met during Ronaldo's time at Real Madrid, have a four-year old daughter together, while Ronaldo has three other children.

"Your pain is our pain, Cristiano," Manchester United tweeted. "Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time."

Real Madrid also responded saying on their web page that the club, "its President and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of one of the children that our beloved Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were expecting. Real Madrid joins the grief of the whole family and wants to show them all our love and affection."

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