CRISTIANO RONALDO’s doting mum was one of the first to congratulate him on his baby news today.
Minutes after the Manchester United striker announced to the world his partner Georgina Rodriguez was pregnant with twins, Dolores Aveiro wrote on his Instagram: “Let my grandchildren be born healthy. That’s what matters the most.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum Dolores Aveiro was amongst the first to congratulate him on his twin newsCredit: Instagram @doloresaveiroofficial
He and partner Georgina Rodriguez announced earlier that she is pregnant with twinsCredit: Instagram @cristiano
The 66-year-old, who suffered a life-threatening stroke last year, posted the twins’ ultrasounds on an Instagram Story around the same time along with an applause emoji.
The footballer’s two sisters have yet to react on social media, although Katia Aveiro showed earlier in the day her two children are big fans by posting footage of them playing football with their uncle’s number seven Man United shirt on.
Georgina’s elder sister Ivana, who confirmed in July she was expecting her first child with her painter and sculptor partner Carlos Garcia, also congratulated the footballer and his partner by writing on Cristiano’s and her sibling’s Instagrams in Spanish: “Congratulations, family.”
Ivana, daughter of an Argentine former footballer and a Spanish mum thought to live in Catalonia, revealed her own happy news to the world with an Instagram post filmed at a beach in the northern Spanish town of Gijon where they live and she had written the words ‘Baby is coming’ using pebbles and the sand.
She told partner Carlos Garcia in a message along the homemade footage ‘I love you’ describing the news as a miracle and the surprise of her life.
She went on to post a selfie at the same beach with the father of the unborn child on the same beach, writing ‘Miracle of life. We are waiting for you little one’ in Spanish before adding in English: “We are waiting…our little angel.”
Cristiano and Georgina’s baby news is bound to spark more speculation the couple will now tie the knot.
The 27-year-old-beauty, who has a three-year-old daughter with the United and Portuguese hero and plays mum to his other three children, makes the stunning revelation during the documentary about her life.
Asked in Spanish over dinner on a boat with friends when she was going to marry the 36-year-old dad-of-four she has dated since 2016 when she was earning £10-an-hour as a shop worker in Madrid, Georgina confessed: “It doesn’t depend on me…..I wish.”
She used the word ‘Ojala’ in Spanish which is of Arabic origin, deriving from the expression ‘Mashallah’ or ‘Masha Allah’ which literally means ‘Should God will it’ and translates into English as ‘Hopefully’ or ‘Let’s Hope So.’
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s singer-turned-influencer sister Katia Aveiro, who now lives in Brazil, joked in an Instagram Story alongside a photo of the footballer and Georgina holding up the twins’ ultrasound ‘Strong one our family’ in a clear reference to the fact he is to become a father-of-six.
Even Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who has starred in Hollywood films including Philadelphia and The Mask of Zorro, was among those who posted his congratulations to the couple on their social media.
Cristiano and Georgina will soon be looking after six children with the arrival of the twinsCredit: Instagram
Georgina prepared for the birth of the couple’s first child Alana Martina with a strict Mediterranean diet.
She said in an interview in Spanish glossy magazine Hola: “In my day to day life, I like to take care of myself doing sport and eating a balanced diet.
“I try to eat natural products and avoid heavy meals and follow a Mediterranean diet.
“I don’t follow a strict diet as such because I do love a treat now and again.”
Cristiano has in the past claimed he wanted to take his tally of children to seven, making a match in Heaven for the footballer’s CR7 fashion brand named after his initials and his shirt number.
Speaking during an interview in China in July 2017 when he had just three kids and had been dating Georgina 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.”
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