Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed family BBQ before newborn twin's death

Cristiano Ronaldo’s heart-breaking moments of joy before newborn twin’s tragic death: Georgina Rodríguez shared video of happy family BBQ after Man Utd star appeared to drop hint by putting ball under his shirt after hat-trick on Saturday

  • Manchester United star scored a hat-trick in his side’s 3-2 victory against Norwich City on Saturday
  • He was seen walking off pitch with ball under his shirt, which gave the appearance of a baby bump
  • Ronaldo is then believed to have attended gathering with partner Georgina Rodriguez and others
  • The couple had been expecting twins but said last night that only their daughter survived delivery
  • Cristiano Ronaldo‘s partner Georgina Rodriguez posted a video of a family barbecue just hours before the death of their newborn son, dit het vandag na vore gekom.

    The Manchester United star had scored a hat-trick in his side’s 3-2 victory against Norwich City on Saturday and was seen walking off the pitch with the ball under his shirt, which gave the appearance of a baby bump.

    Also over the weekend, Ronaldo is believed to have enjoyed a family gathering in the spring sunshine with Miss Rodriguez as well as her sister Ivana and a Spanish sports reporter friend of the footballer’s called Edu Aguirre.

    It is not clear exactly when the gathering took place, but Ronaldo can be seen wearing an Adidas training top and the sun appears to be low in the sky, which suggests it most likely took place after Saturday’s match.

    Ronaldo and Miss Rodriguez were expecting twins but said last night that only their daughter survived. Miss Rodriguez is thought to have given birth at a hospital in Manchester, given that Ivana – who lives in Gijon, Spanje – was in the city along with Mr Aguirre and the journalist’s partner Julia Salmean, who is close to Miss Rodriguez.

    Ivana became a mother for the first time last November with Spanish boyfriend Carlos Garcia and starred in the recent hit Netflix programme ‘I Am Georginaabout her sister’s rags-to-riches life.

    It had originally been believed that Miss Rodriguez would give birth to her twins at the private Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital near to the £4.8million in the gated estate of La Finca which Ronaldo still owns.

    Miss Rodriguez was reportedly seen visiting the hospital during her visit to Madrid in January with Ronaldo, 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 to their daughter Alana Martina on November 12, 2017.

    But sharp-eyed social media followers spotted Ivana with a baby believed to be her four-month old daughter Deva on her lap at the barbecue. Ivana also posted on Instagram yesterday, saying that she was in England.

    Ronaldo is seen (sat down with face to camera) with a man in a black T-shirt (links) who is a Spanish sports reporter friend of the footballer's called Edu Aguirre. They were believed to be a barbecue at Ronaldo's home in Manchester over the weekend

    Ronaldo is seen (sat down with face to camera) with a man in a black T-shirt (links) who is a Spanish sports reporter friend of the footballer’s called Edu Aguirre. They were believed to be a barbecue at Ronaldo’s home in Manchester over the weekend

    The woman wearing the blue coat with a baby on her lap, is Miss Rodriguez's sister Ivana. The baby in her arms is thought to be her four-month-old daughter Deva

    The woman wearing the blue coat with a baby on her lap, is Miss Rodriguez’s sister Ivana. The baby in her arms is thought to be her four-month-old daughter Deva

    Ronaldo is believed to have enjoyed a party in the spring sunshine over the weekend with Miss Rodriguez and their friends

    Ronaldo is believed to have enjoyed a party in the spring sunshine over the weekend with Miss Rodriguez and their friends

    Manchester United star Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick in his side's 3-2 victory against Norwich City on Saturday and was seen on the BBC's Match of the Day walking off the pitch with the ball under his shirt, which gave the appearance of a baby bump

    Manchester United star Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick in his side’s 3-2 victory against Norwich City on Saturday and was seen on the BBC’s Match of the Day walking off the pitch with the ball under his shirt, which gave the appearance of a baby bump

    'n Verklaring van die egpaar het die dood van hul babaseuntjie as 'die grootste pyn' bevestig, maar het gesê hul babadogtertjie het oorleef

    'n Verklaring van die egpaar het die dood van hul babaseuntjie as 'die grootste pyn' bevestig, maar het gesê hul babadogtertjie het oorleef

    Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez first revealed they were expecting twins in October last year, posting a social media photo of themselves in bed holding a baby scan

    Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez first revealed they were expecting twins in October last year, posting a social media photo of themselves in bed holding a baby scan

    Georgina Rodriguez shares daughter Alana, drie, with Ronaldo. The Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr, 11, en die tweeling Eva en Mateo, vier

    Georgina Rodriguez shares daughter Alana, drie, with Ronaldo. The Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr, 11, en die tweeling Eva en Mateo, vier

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

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

    Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match against Norwich City on Saturday

    Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match against Norwich City on Saturday

    Georgina Rodriguez posted this photograph on Instagram a week ago of her with three of their children at a Vue cinema

    Georgina Rodriguez posted this photograph on Instagram a week ago of her with three of their children at a Vue cinema

    Ronaldo posted this family photograph two weeks ago on Instagram with the simple caption: 'Family is everything #proud'

    Ronaldo posted this family photograph two weeks ago on Instagram with the simple caption: ‘Family is everything #proud

    Portuguese journalist Adriano Silva Martins appeared to claim on TV station CMTV that the birth had been a Caesarian, by saying it had been ‘programmedto take place yesterday because it was a day between games for Ronaldo. Manchester United are due to face Liverpool at Anfield tonight, but Ronaldo is unlikely to play.

    Miss Rodriguez posted footage of the barbecue on her Instagram Stories early on Sunday morning, showing a leafy residential street and wrote in Spanish: ‘Good Morning Manchester.

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    When Cristiano Ronaldo’s pregnant partner Georgina Rodriguez revealed the gender of their twins in December, she decided to post a video on social media.

    Ronaldo’s sons Cristiano Junior and Mateo burst a blue balloon filled with confetti and shouted ‘It’s a boy!’ in Portugees, while his daughters Eva and Alana burst a pink balloon and shouted ‘It’s a girl!’ as Georgina giggled behind the camera. The clip seems especially poignant this morning after Ronaldo confirmed the heart-breaking news that his baby boy has not survived.

    Losing a child is a crushing blow for any parent and certainly one as family orientated as Ronaldo. ‘I have millions and billions but the most important thing is family,’ he said in a recent interview. ‘Keep your family healthy and take care of them because this is the most important thing in the world.

    As a football icon, Ronaldo will always divide opinion among fans of different clubs. Only last week in these pages, he was criticised for smashing the phone of an autistic teenager after Manchester United’s game at Everton. But away from the pitch and the spotlight, the 37-year-old has embraced fatherhood with open arms, as you would expect from someone who learned to appreciate the meaning of family from a very early age.

    The youngest of four children raised in poverty on the island of Madeira, he flew on his own to mainland Portugal at the age of 12 to join Sporting Lisbon and cried every day for the first year because he missed home so much.

    His mother Dolores, a matriarchal figure who has been the dominant force in Ronaldo’s life, flew over to watch him play but needed sedating because she would become so nervous that she passed out. His father Jose Dinis Aveiro was a heavy drinker who died from the effects of alcoholism at the age of 53 in 2005, when Ronaldo was 20 and two years after he arrived at Manchester United. His brother Hugo has also battled alcohol and substance abuse.

    Ronaldo seemed to have his heart set on a big family of his own. Cristiano Junior was born in June 2010, although his mother’s identity has never been revealed. Twins Eva and Mateo arrived in June 2017 via a surrogate mother, and Georgina gave birth to Alana in November 2017.

    Speaking about family in an interview that year, Ronaldo opened up on the joys of fatherhood and in particular the memories he would share with Cristiano Junior, nou 12, who followed in his dad’s footsteps two months ago by officially signing for United.

    ‘When you are a father, it is a completely different feeling, a feeling that I cannot describe,’ hy het gesê. ‘There is a moment with my son that I will always remember so clearly. When I think about it, I feel warm.

    ‘It was the moment on the field after Real Madrid won the last Champions League final in Cardiff (against Juventus in 2017). We made history that night. When I was on the pitch after the final whistle, it felt like I had sent a message to the world. But then my son came on the field to celebrate with me and it was like the snap of a finger. Skielik, the entire emotion changed. We held the trophy together. Then we walked around the field, hand in hand. It is a joy that I did not understand until I was a father.

    ‘I had a special message engraved on my new boots. It’s right on the heel, and the words are the last thing that I read before I lace up my boots and go to the tunnel: the dream of the child. Maybe now you understand.

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    But a post on the Portuguese footballer’s Instagram page read last night: 'Dit is met ons diepste hartseer dat ons moet aankondig dat ons babaseuntjie oorlede is. Dit is die grootste pyn wat enige ouers kan voel.

    ‘Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.

    Ronaldo, 37, and Miss Rodriguez, 28, paid tribute to their ‘angelbaby boy, saying ‘we will always love you’.

    “Ons wil graag die dokters en verpleegsters bedank vir al hul kundige sorg en ondersteuning,’ Medici het hom met sepsis en breinvliesontsteking gediagnoseer as gevolg van GBS. ‘We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.

    The couple first revealed they were expecting twins in October, posting a social media photo of themselves in bed holding a baby scan.

    'Bly om aan te kondig dat ons 'n tweeling verwag. Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you,’ Ronaldo wrote. A picture of the player with his four children in their hot tub, all holding up two fingers to represent the twins, was also shared.

    The couple already have four-year-old daughter Alana Martina, who was born in November 2017.

    Ronaldo is also father to Cristiano Jr, 11, whose mother’s identity has been kept secret by the footballer. United’s top scorer is also father to twins Mateo and Eva, vier, who were reportedly born via a surrogate in 2017.

    Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro led messages of support, posting photos of the bereaved couple with her son Jose.

    'Ek is lief vir jou en my hart is by jou daar oorkant,’ the singer wrote on social media. ‘May God take care of you and strengthen your path more and more.

    She mentioned her and Ronaldo’s father Dinis who died of liver failure, bejaardes 52, in September 2005. ‘Our angel is already on father’s lap,’ sy het geskryf. ‘And our little girl is there firm and strong and full of health and is going to show us with every day that only love matters.

    Manchester United posted a message saying: 'Jou pyn is ons pyn. Sending love and strength to you and your family at this time.

    And Ronaldo’s teammate Marcus Rashford wrote: ‘Thoughts are with you and Georgina, broer. Ek is so jammer.’

    Dinis passed away aged just 52 after a life of alcoholism. Ronaldo was only 20 toe hy sterf.

    The Manchester United striker broke down in tears in an emotional interview with Piers Morgan in September 2019 when he was shown an old video of his father.

    Mr Morgan also shared his sympathies with Ronaldo, plaas: in die Griekse hoofstad Athene nadat hulle geklim het om ‘die volmaan te kyk. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

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

    His Manchester United team-mates such as David de Gea and Alex Telles also replied with love-heart emojis as the dressing room sent their support to their star player.

    Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid said in a statement: ‘Real Madrid, its president and board of directors are deeply saddened by the passing of one of the children that our dear Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were expecting.

    ‘Real Madrid shares in the family’s pain and wishes to send them all of our warmth.

    Matt Le Tissier het aanhangers kwaad gemaak nadat hy samesweringsteorieë oor die Bucha-slagting versprei het, Liverpool, Leeds and the Premier League were among many others sending the couple messages of condolence on Twitter.

    Sedert ontmoeting in 2016, Miss Rodriguez has followed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo from Madrid to Turin and then Manchester, toe hy Real Madrid na Juventus en United verlaat het.

    Ronaldo se oudste seun, Cristiano Jr., is in die Verenigde State in 2010 maar dadelik teruggeneem na Madrid om in Spanje grootgemaak te word. Die identiteit van sy ma is onbekend.

    In Junie 2017, die destydse Real Madrid-ster het aanhangers verras met die nuus dat hy die tweeling Eva en Mateo deur 'n surrogaat verwelkom het, en net 'n maand later het hy en Georgina aangekondig dat hulle hul eerste kind saam verwag. Alana is gebore in 2018. Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana, while pregnant with the couple's twins

    In Junie 2017, die destydse Real Madrid-ster het aanhangers verras met die nuus dat hy die tweeling Eva en Mateo deur 'n surrogaat verwelkom het, en net 'n maand later het hy en Georgina aangekondig dat hulle hul eerste kind saam verwag. Alana is gebore in 2018. Georgina is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana, while pregnant with the couple’s twins

    Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro (saam afgebeeld) released an emotional open letter in which she said 'our little angel is already on daddy's lap,' in reference to the pair's father, Dinis, wat oorlede is in 2005 na 'n stryd met alkoholisme

    Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro (saam afgebeeld) released an emotional open letter in which she said ‘our little angel is already on daddy’s lap,’ met verwysing na die egpaar se pa, Dinis, wat oorlede is in 2005 na 'n stryd met alkoholisme

    Miss Rodriguez shares daughter Alana, drie, met Cristiano, en die Manchester United-ster het ook seun Cristiano Jr., 11, en die tweeling Eva en Mateo, vier

    Miss Rodriguez shares daughter Alana, drie, met Cristiano, en die Manchester United-ster het ook seun Cristiano Jr., 11, en die tweeling Eva en Mateo, vier

    Miss Rodriguez 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'

    Miss Rodriguez 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

    Miss Rodriguez is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana

    Miss Rodriguez is pictured with Eva, Mateo and Alana

    Miss Rodriguez is seen while pregnant with twins. Ronaldo and Georgina announced the pregnancy in October 2021

    Miss Rodriguez is seen while pregnant with twins. Ronaldo and Georgina announced the pregnancy in October 2021

    Miss Rodriguez has followed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner from Madrid to Turin and then Manchester, toe hy Real Madrid na Juventus en United verlaat het

    Miss Rodriguez has followed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner from Madrid to Turin and then Manchester, toe hy Real Madrid na Juventus en United verlaat het

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

    Marcus Rashford, Usain Bolt and Manchester United offer condolences

    Celebrities from the world of football and beyond have sent their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Team-mate and England international Marcus Rashford led the tributes, sê op Twitter: ‘Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. Ek is so jammer.’

    Ronaldo se suster, Katia Aveiro, said on Instagram: ‘I love you and my heart is all there on this sideMay 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…’

    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: in die Griekse hoofstad Athene nadat hulle geklim het om ‘die volmaan te kyk. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

    His club Manchester United stated their support, sê: 'Jou pyn is ons pyn. Stuur liefde en sterkte aan jou en die familie in hierdie tyd.’

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

    His club Manchester United stated their support, sê: 'Jou pyn is ons pyn. Stuur liefde en sterkte aan jou en die familie in hierdie tyd.’

    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.

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    Gevra deur die Spaanse publikasie El Mundo of hy 'gelukkig' is’ om weer te verwag, hy het gesê: ‘Ja, baie.’

    Miss Rodriguez then gave birth to their daughter Alana on November 12, 2017, met die sportman wat die nuus op Instagram aankondig, skryfwerk: 'Alana Martina is pas gebore! Beide Geo en Alana vaar uitstekend! Ons is almal baie gelukkig!’

    Ronaldo and Miss Rodriguez 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 with Ronaldo made her ‘fall in love at first sight’.

    Sy het beweer dat die gevoel wedersyds was na hul ontmoeting soos sy in 'n onlangse onderhoud met die Italiaanse tydskrif Elle onthul het.

    Miss Rodriguez 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.

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

    Ronaldo het in die verlede beweer dat hy sy telling van kinders tot sewe wil neem, wat ooreenstem met sy berugte hempnommer en leefstylhandelsmerk CR7.

    Speaking during an interview in China in July 2017 when he had just three kids and had been dating Miss Rodriguez 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.

    Ronaldo is thought to have handed the match ball following the win over Norwich to 17-year-old youngster Alejandro Garnacho who was included in a Premier League matchday squad for the first time, although he stayed on the bench.