Cristiano Ronaldo announced the devastating news Monday that one of his twin babies died during child birth.
“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,” the soccer star and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, announced in a joint statement on social media.
“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” they continued, confirming that their daughter survived.
The couple ended their message by thanking the doctors and nurses that helped them while they were in the hospital and asked for privacy as they grieve.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel,” they concluded. “We will always love you.”
The Manchester United star, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, announced in October that she was pregnant with twins.
“Delighted to announce we are expecting twins👶🏻👶🏻. Our hearts are full of love – we can’t wait to meet you ❤️🏠 #blessed,” she captioned a photo of the ultrasounds.
Rodriguez and Ronaldo are also parents to 3-year-old daughter Alana, but the soccer player is also dad to sons Cristiano Jr. and Mateo, as well as daughter Eva, from previous relationships.