Baby Ángel died in childbirth: Ronaldo picks up ashes from dead son

Baby Ángel died in childbirth
Ronaldo picks up ashes from dead son

In April, Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez experience the worst that can happen to parents: their son is stillborn. Now the kicker speaks for the first time about the loss – but also about the joy that his little daughter brings him.

World football star Cristiano Ronaldo spoke in an interview with Piers Morgan about the painful death of his son. Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodríguez gave birth to twins Bella and Ángel in April. The baby Ángel died shortly after birth. An emotional Ronaldo described the devastating loss as “probably the worst moment” of his life since the death of his father José Dinis Aveiro in 2005.

According to The Sun, when Ronaldo’s girlfriend returned home from the hospital after giving birth, the soccer star’s four other children asked, “Where’s the other baby?” Only Ronaldo’s eldest son, 12-year-old Cristiano Jr., quickly understood what had happened – and wept with his father for the deceased Ángel.

cry or smile?

The devout Catholic Ronaldo also revealed in the interview that he would keep his son’s ashes in a private chapel in the basement of his house. “They are next to my father. I have a little church downstairs, a chapel, and that’s where I keep my father and my son,” Ronaldo said.

It was particularly “difficult” to feel joy for the birth of the surviving daughter Bella in addition to the deep sadness. At such a moment, you don’t know whether to “cry or smile,” said the 37-year-old. “You don’t know how to react, you don’t know what to do to be honest.” In the same interview, the Manchester United player describes Bella as a “spectacular, beautiful girl” who his entire family is proud of. “I’m so, so happy,” reveals the star.

Cristiano Ronaldo became a father for the first time in 2010, when Cristiano Jr. saw the light of day. The twins Eva and Mateo followed in 2017 via surrogate mother. In the same year, the first child together with Rodríguez was born, Alana Martina, who is now five years old. The couple has been dating since 2016.

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