Cristiano Ronaldo has announced on social media that his baby boy has died with his club Manchester United quick to send their support to him and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez
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Manchester United have sent their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the tragic passing of their baby boy.
The Portuguese star and his partner Georgina Rodriguez penned a joint statement which was posted on social media. It read: “It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our baby boy. It’s the greatest pain any parent can feel. 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. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
United, who signed Ronaldo back in the summer for a second time, responded to the 37-year-old by saying: “Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.” Marcus Rashford has also led the response from his Man Utd team-mates in sending messages of support.
Ronaldo now has five children following the birth of their baby girl whom they say has “given them the strength” to continue following their heartbreaking news.
Ronaldo met Georgina when she was working as a shop assistant for Gucci in the Spanish capital while the forward was playing for Real Madrid. She has formed a close bond with Ronaldo’s other children in Cristiano Jr, 11, twins Mateo and Eva and the couple had their first child together after Georgina gave birth to Alana before falling pregnant again last year.
Piers Morgan issued his support on social media. He wrote: “Desperately sad news.” The Premier League ‘s official account also responded, saying: “The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Premier League are with you and your family, Cristiano.”