Cristiano Ronaldo is speaking up about the suffering he, his partner Georgina Rodrguez, and their family faced following the death of one of their newborn twins.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, the 37-year-old soccer player reveals the moment he told his elder children that while the couple’s daughter Bella was born healthy, her twin brother Angel passed away.
Ronaldo and Rodrguez have a 5-year-old daughter named Alana Martina. He is also the father of a 12-year-old son, Cristiano Jr., and 5-year-old twins, Eva and Mateo.
“When Gio arrived at home, the children began asking where the other baby was.” Ronaldo says in the interview broadcast on TalkTV on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to a preview glimpse offered to The Sun, the Manchester United striker continued, “The children begin to ask, ‘Mom, where is the second baby?’”
“After a week, I say, ‘Let’s be straightforward and honest with the children; let’s tell them that ngel, which is his name, has gone to Heaven.’”
Ronaldo claims that Angel is discussed daily in his home. “The children comprehend; there were shouts around the table as they said, “Daddy, I did this for Angel” while pointing to the sky.
Which I prefer since he is a part of their life. I’m not going to lie to my children; I tell them the truth, which has been a challenging journey.”
In a teaser clip from the conversation, Ronaldo also discusses how difficult that moment was for him and his family.
“Since the death of my father, Piers, I have likely experienced the worst moment of my life. It’s tough… We experienced many difficult moments since we can not comprehend why it occurred.”
He said he struggled with having one twin survive and the other perish. “I’ve never felt both happy and sad at the same time,” he laments. “I never felt. It is difficult to describe.”
On April 18, the couple shared the tragic news that one of their newborn twin boys had passed away.
“With profound sorrow, we must inform you that our infant son has passed away. It is the greatest suffering a parent can endure “Ronaldo published to Instagram. “Only the birth of our daughter gives us the courage to face this time with optimism and joy.”
He then thanked their physicians and nurses for “all of their expert care and assistance.”
“We are absolutely crushed by this loss, and we respectfully want privacy during this terrible time. Our infant son, you are an angel.
We will always cherish you “He finished the post, which he and Rodriguez both signed.
Ronaldo and Morgan discuss the latest issue between the soccer icon and his club, Manchester United, in their conversation.