They are proud to introduce their baby girl. Cristiano Ronaldo shared a photo cuddling his newborn daughter after the infant’s twin brother died during childbirth.
“Forever love,” the athlete, 37, captioned a photo of him cradling his baby girl against his shirtless chest. Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez have yet to announce their daughter’s name with the world following her arrival in April.
The native Portugal shared an Instagram family portrait, showing her infant days shortly after she was born.
“Home sweet home. Gio and our baby girl are finally together with us,” he wrote on April 21. “We want to thank everyone for all the kind words and gestures. We appreciate your support and feel the love and respect you have for our family. Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that we’ve just welcomed into this world.”
Ronaldo and the 28-year-old model announced in an Instagram post on October 2021 that they were expanding their families. The couple already had daughter Alana, 4; Cristiano Jr. was a professional soccer player who welcomed twins Eva (4 and Mateo (4, respectively) through surrogate.
“Delighted to announce we are expecting twins,” they wrote at the time. “Our hearts are full of love — we can’t wait to meet you. #blessed.”
The pair had their kids’ help while revealing the sex of their upcoming arrivals in December 2021. “Where life begins and love never ends. #blessed,” the Argentina native captioned an Instagram video of the little ones popping pink and blue confetti-filled balloons.
The couple posted a joint statement on Instagram last month to inform their followers that their baby boy died.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the I Am Georgina stars wrote via Instagram on April 18. “It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. We are able to live this moment with hope and happiness because of the birth of our baby girl. We want to thank all the nurses and doctors for their excellent care. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”
Ronaldo and Rodríguez went on to write directly to their late infant, concluding, “Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
The Manchester United player’s team commented on the social media upload, writing, “Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
The soccer star’s sister Katia Aveiro mourned her nephew in a post of her own, writing, “I love you and my heart is all there on this side. ay God take care of everything and strengthen your path more and more.”
After noting that her niece was “firm and strong and full of health” and showing the family “more and more that only love matters,” the singer concluded, “Our little angel is already on father [José Dinis Aveiro’s] lap.”