Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez are mourning the loss of their newborn son.
The soccer player recently shared a heartbreaking post on social media announcing that one of their newborn twins, a baby boy, had died.
“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,” Ronaldo wrote in the post. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”
Ronaldo continued by thanking their 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,” he concluded the post, signed by him and Rodríguez.
Ronaldo, who is also dad to 4-year-old twins Eva Maria and Mateo, 4-year-old daughter Alana Martina, and 11-year-old son Cristiano Jr, announced on Instagram Oct. 28 that he was expecting twins.
The Manchester United athlete shared the news alongside a photo of himself lying in bed with Rodríguez while holding up ultrasound photos. He also included a sweet snapshot of himself hanging out with his other four kids.