Cristiano Ronaldo and his wife, Georgina Rodríguez, announced on Instagram on Thursday that they finally took their newborn baby girl home. However, the couple still mourns the loss of their newborn son, their youngest daughter’s twin brother.
The soccer star shared a family photo where they’re sitting together with the new addition to their family and captioned it, “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.”
He continued, “Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that we’ve just welcomed into this world.”
The 37-year-old soccer star and the 28-year-old Portuguese model shared the good news in October last year that they were expecting twins. She shared a photo of the ultrasounds and captioned it, “Delighted to announce we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you. #blessed.”
However, the couple announced the sad news earlier this week that one of their newborn twins didn’t make it. They said in a joint statement, “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. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
The couple started seeing each other in 2016 after they met in a Gucci store. They also share Alana, 4.
Meanwhile, famous athlete also has an 11-year-old son, Crisitano Jr. and twins through surrogacy, Mateo and Eva, 4.
Many of their fans and friends offered their encouragements to the couple while on Wednesday night, during the game between Manchester United and Liverpool, the players stood and applauded Ronaldo on the seventh minute of their match. It was a tribute referencing the star athlete’s jersey number.
After fans of Liverpool sand their anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Ronaldo shared on Instagram, “One world … One sport … One global family … Thanks, Anfield. Me and my family will never forget this moment of respect and compassion.”