By Ivan Mwine
Celebrated Manchester United football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his wife Georgina Rodriguez on Easter Monday announced the demise of their newborn baby son.
The Portuguese soccer maestro revealed in a social media post last October that the couple were expecting twins.
However, in a post released on the Manchester United forward’s Twitter account, they confirmed the birth of a baby girl.
“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,” Ronaldo and Rodriguez said in a jointly-signed statement.
He added that; “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.”
It should be recalled that the couple met during Ronaldo‘s time at Real Madrid and together have a four-year old daughter, although Ronaldo has three other children from his past relationships.
As a way of commiserating with the couple, Manchester United tweeted thus; “Your pain is our pain, Cristiano,” adding; “Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
Ronaldo’s former team Real Madrid also responded by saying on their web page thus; “Its President and its Board of Directors deeply regret the death of one of the children that our beloved Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were expecting. Real Madrid joins the grief of the whole family and wants to show them all our love and affection.”
May the little angel rest in eternal peace.