Cristiano Ronaldo posts heartwarming image of newborn daughter

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a heartwarming image of himself holding his newborn daughter on Saturday, less than two weeks after her twin brother tragically passed away.

Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, revealed that their son had died at birth on April 18, but their daughter survived.

The 37-year-old has now shared a black and white image of himself cradling the baby, accompanied with the caption ‘Forever Love’ alongside a love heart emoji on Instagram.

Adorable: Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a heartwarming image of himself holding his newborn daughter less than two weeks after her twin brother tragically passed away

Adorable: Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a heartwarming image of himself holding his newborn daughter less than two weeks after her twin brother tragically passed away

The adorable picture, which sees the tot donning a knitted hat, was met with a plethora of supportive messages, with several of Ronaldo’s followers replying with red love hearts.

The couple have yet to announce a name for their little girl amid their harrowing loss. 

Announcing his and Georgina’s heartbreaking loss earlier this month, Cristiano penned: ‘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.

 

Announcement: The couple had announced last October they were expecting twins and Georgina revealed she was carrying a boy and girl in a touching video featuring their daughter Alana Martina, four, and Cristiano's three children Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Jr

 Announcement: The couple had announced last October they were expecting twins and Georgina revealed she was carrying a boy and girl in a touching video featuring their daughter Alana Martina, four, and Cristiano’s three children Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Jr

‘We would like to thank the 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.’

The footballer missed Man United’s mid-week match against Liverpool which saw fans at Anfield holding a minute’s applause for Ronaldo and his family and singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ 

Following the devastating stillbirth, the couple and their other children returned home with their newborn daughter last Thursday, days after the footballer confirmed his partner had lost the child’s twin brother.

Devastated: A statement from the couple confirmed the death of their baby boy as'the greatest pain', but said their baby girl survived

Devastated: A statement from the couple confirmed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived

The striker shared a social media update shortly after their baby girl made the journey back from hospital following her birth.

Posting a photo for his 430million followers, Ronaldo cradled his daughter while accompanied by Spanish partner Georgina and their four children – three of which the footballer fathered through surrogates. 

Captioning the post, he wrote: ‘Home sweet home. Gio and our baby girl are finally together with us. 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.’ 

Back home: Following the devastating stillbirth, the couple and their other children returned home with their newborn daughter last Thursday, days after the footballer confirmed his partner had lost the child's twin brother

Back home: Following the devastating stillbirth, the couple and their other children returned home with their newborn daughter last Thursday, days after the footballer confirmed his partner had lost the child’s twin brother

The statement from Ronaldo and Rodriguez in full 

‘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.

‘We would like to thank the 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.’   

Alongside the footballer, Georgina was joined by his eldest child, Cristiano Jr, 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four, while the couple’s daughter Alana, three, sat next to her father. 

Meanwhile, model Georgina posted a photograph of her footballer partner raising his left arm to the sky in tribute to the twin who passed away.

His emotional gesture came when the Manchester United striker scored against Arsenal during last Saturday’s match, after he returned to training having missed the previous match against Liverpool.

Relatives and footballers showed immense support for the couple, with Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, writing in Portuguese: ‘Amo demais’ – translating to ‘love so much’. 

While Georgina’s sister, Ivana Rodriguez, commented: ‘God bless you’.

And earlier this week, Georgina’s close friend Ivan Garcia said he is hoping to see her smile again very soon.

Ivan, one of the pals the model calls the ‘Darlings’ who appeared on her Netflix show I Am Georgina, admitted last week had been ‘very complicated’ following the passing of the baby boy twin.

But he said Georgina was ‘very strong’ and would get lots of help from her friends and family to help her overcome the tragedy. 

The couple had announced last October they were expecting twins and Georgina revealed she was carrying a boy and girl in a touching video featuring their daughter Alana Martina, four, and Cristiano’s three children Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Jr. 

‘Delighted to announce we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you,’ he wrote in October. 

Ronaldo’s post showed himself and Georgina proudly displaying their twins’ ultrasounds, along with an image of his four children swimming together. 

Spanish press reported earlier this year Georgina was set to give birth to her twins at a private Madrid hospital.

The reports said the 28-year-old had placed her trust once again in University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid near to the £4.8m home in the gated estate of La Finca which Ronaldo still owns.

Georgina was reportedly spotted visiting the hospital during her visit to the Spanish capital in January with Cristiano, when they stayed in a suite in the five-star Rosewood Villa Magna Hotel after a romantic meal together.

She gave birth in a VIP suite in the prestigious hospital, a favourite of the rich and famous, to their daughter Alana Martina on November 12, 2017.

Tragic: Meanwhile, model Georgina posted a photograph of her footballer partner raising his left arm to the sky in tribute to the twin who passed away

Tragic: Meanwhile, model Georgina posted a photograph of her footballer partner raising his left arm to the sky in tribute to the twin who passed away

The suite, one of four at the clinic with a bedroom and living room area, two bathrooms, wifi, a television and safe, was in a restricted area with direct access to an underground garage.

Tamara Degenhardt, named as the doctor who took charge of Georgina’s last birth, is still believed to be at the hospital where she heads up its Prenatal Diagnosis Unit. 

Since meeting in 2016 at a in a Gucci store where she was a retail assistant, Georgina has followed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo from Madrid to Turin and then Manchester, as he left Real Madrid for Juventus and United. 

Ronaldo’s oldest son Cristiano Jr. was born in the United States in 2010 but immediately taken back to Madrid to be raised in Spain. The identity of his mother is unknown.

In June 2017, the then-Real Madrid star surprised fans with the news he’d welcomed twins Eva and Mateo through a surrogate, and just one month later he and Georgina announced they were expecting their first child together.

Pal: Georgina's close friend Ivan Garcia said earlier this week that he is hoping to see her smile again very soon and admitted last week had been'very complicated' for the couple

Pal: Georgina’s close friend Ivan Garcia said earlier this week that he is hoping to see her smile again very soon and admitted last week had been ‘very complicated’ for the couple

Happy family: Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Ronaldo, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Happy family: Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Ronaldo, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

Asked by Spanish publication El Mundo whether he was ‘happy’ to be expecting again, he said: ‘Yes, very much.’

Georgina then gave birth to their daughter Alana on November 12, 2017, with the sportsman announcing the news on Instagram, writing: ‘Alana Martina is just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!’

In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting with Ronaldo made her ‘fall in love at first sight’.

She claimed that the feeling was mutual following their encounter as she revealed in a recent interview with Italy’s ELLE magazine.

Georgina said: ‘The first meeting with Ronaldo was at Gucci where I worked as a sales assistant. Days later we saw each other again at another brand’s event.

Smitten: Georgina and footballer Cristiano famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016. In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting made her'fall in love at first sight'

Smitten: Georgina and footballer Cristiano famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016. In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting made her ‘fall in love at first sight’

‘It was then we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of my work environment. It was love at first sight for both.’ 

Ronaldo has in the past claimed he wants to take his tally of children to seven, matching his notorious shirt number and lifestyle brand CR7.

Speaking during an interview in China in July 2017 when he had just three kids and had been dating Georgina for around a year, he was quoted by Portugese daily Correio da Manha as saying: ‘My eldest Cristianinho is very happy.

‘He’s doing well and says he wants more brothers and sisters. He wants seven, the magic number, and I think that’s good.’ 

Proud father:  Ronaldo has in the past claimed he wants to take his tally of children to seven, matching his notorious shirt number and lifestyle brand CR7

Proud father:  Ronaldo has in the past claimed he wants to take his tally of children to seven, matching his notorious shirt number and lifestyle brand CR7

‘Thoughts are with you brother’: Marcus Rashford, Usain Bolt and Manchester United offer condolences after Cristiano Ronaldo heartbreakingly reveals one of his twins died during birth, leaving him and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez ‘devastated’ 

Celebrities from the world of football and beyond sent their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United star revealed his newborn son has died. 

The 37-year-old announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, but a statement from the couple on Monday revealed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived.  

Team-mate and England international Marcus Rashford led the tributes, saying on Twitter: ‘Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. I’m so sorry.’

Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, said on Instagram: ‘I love you and my heart is all there on this side… May God take care of everything and strengthen your path more and more…

‘Our little angel is already in her father’s lap, and our little girl who is here firm and strong and full of health will teach us more and more that only love matters…’ 

Cristiano Ronaldo's newborn son has died - the Manchester United star announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez

Cristiano Ronaldo’s newborn son has died – the Manchester United star announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez 

Jamaican world-record sprinter Usain Bolt, who is a United fan, replied to Ronaldo’s Instagram post with three praying emojis, while Piers Morgan said: ‘Heartbreaking news. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.’  

Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Terribly sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.’ 

His club Manchester United stated their support, saying: ‘Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.’ 

Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro replied to the Instagram with a sad-face emoji, while Diogo Dalot replied with a love heart.’ 

Team-mates such as Diogo Dalot, David de Gea and Alex Telles also replied with love-heart emojis as the dressing-room sent their support to their star player. 

Georgina is pictured alongside Cristiano Jr., clutching his father's Manchester United shirt after his return to Manchester was announced last year

Georgina is pictured alongside Cristiano Jr., clutching his father’s Manchester United shirt after his return to Manchester was announced last year

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