Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo together with his wife Georgina Rodriguez has announced the death of their baby son on Monday via their respective social media handles.
“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the 36-year-old Ronaldo wrote. “It is the greatest pain that 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.”
Ronaldo and Rodriguez have a three-year-old daughter together and the Portugal international has three children through a surrogate.
Having scored 30 hat-tricks before 30 years, Ronaldo has scored another 30 hat-tick after turning 30 years in United’s 3-2 win over Norwich City on Saturday and making it his second hat-trick of the season.
His status for his club’s match against Liverpool on Tuesday is unknown.