Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez on Monday announced the death of their baby boy.
The Manchester United player and his partner said the incident was the “greatest pain that any parents can feel”.
The 37-year-old Portugal international and Rodriguez, 28, were expecting twins, and Ripples Nigeria had reported so in October last year.
Their baby girl survived, and they said her birth “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,” they wrote.
In a statement on social media, they said: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away.
“We are all devastated at this loss and and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”
United tweeted: “Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
Teammate Marcus Rashford tweeted: “Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother I’m so sorry.”
Ronaldo has a son Cristiano Jr, who was born in 2010 and twins Eva and Mateo who were born in 2017. He also has a daughter with Rodriguez – Alana Martina, who was born in 2017.
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