Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodriguez’s Newborn Son Dies: “You Are Our Angel”
Days after announcing the sad news, the parents shared the first family photo with their newborn girl.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez are “devastated” as they mourn the loss of one of their newborn twins. The couple announced on April 18 that their “baby boy has passed away” during delivery in a joint statement posted on both of their Instagram accounts. “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,” added Ronaldo, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, before thanking doctors and nurses for their support. “Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
Ronaldo and the I Am Georgina star previously gave birth to their first child together, Alana Martina, in 2017. Ronaldo has three other kids: twins Eva Maria and Mateo, and Cristiano Jr.
The famous footballer and Rodriguez shared a family photo — the first picture of their newborn daughter — on Instagram on April 21. “Home sweet home. Gio and our baby girl are finally together with us,” they wrote in the photo’s caption. “We want to thank everyone for all the kind words and gestures. Your support is very important and we all felt the love and respect that you have for our family. Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that we’ve just welcomed into this world. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻”
After revealing the death of their son and the birth of their twin daughter on April 18, the couple also said in their statement, “We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.” No further details are available.
Ronaldo did not play in Manchester United’s game on April 19. “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time,” the team said in a statement. “Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and sending strength to the family.”
Fans from both teams applauded and sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” after the seventh minute (symbolic of his jersey number) in support of Ronaldo and his family at the Premier League game.
In October 2021, the couple had announced their pregnancy with a sweet Instagram photo of the couple holding an ultrasound. “Delighted to announce we are expecting twins👶🏻👶🏻,” Ronaldo wrote. “Our hearts are full of love — we can’t wait to meet you ❤️🏠#blessed.”
They first met in 2016 when she was working as a sales assistant at Gucci. They met again a few days later during a brand event and she said, “It was love at first sight for both.”
Despite being spotted at Disneyland together in November 2016, the couple didn’t become Instagram official until May 2017. Ronaldo captioned the photo with a simple heart.
The model posted a group photo after a J. Balvin concert to break the news.
“Proud Dad❤️🙏🏽,” he captioned a photo from Jan. 24, 2022.
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