• News

‘My most difficult moment’ – Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on death of newborn son

Getty Images
Advertisement

In the latest clip of his interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo discussed the tragic moment he and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, lost one of their twins in childbirth back in April.

Cristiano Ronaldo has said the death of his baby son, Angel, was ‘the most difficult moment I had in my life.’

The 37-year-old Portuguese made this heartbreaking admission during the latest snippet of his 90-minute interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, which will air in full on Wednesday and Thursday.

“It was probably the worst moment that I passed through in my life since my father died,” Ronaldo said.

“When you have a kid, you expect that everything will be normal, and you have that problem, it’s hard. As a human being, me and Georgina had quite difficult moments because we didn’t understand why it happened to us.

“It was difficult, to be honest, it was very difficult to understand what is going on in that period of our life.

“As you know, the football carries on, it’s so fast, there are so many competitions… and passing through that is probably the most difficult moment that I had in my life, for me and my family, especially Geo. That was tough.”

‘I say the truth, which was a difficult process’

The couple’s other twin, a baby girl called Bella, survived, which brought a flurry of mixed emotions for Ronaldo.

“I tried to explain to my family and close friends: ‘I never felt to be so happy and sad in the same moment’,” he continued. “It’s hard to explain, so difficult. You don’t know if you [should] cry or smile, because it’s something [where] you don’t know how to react.

“You don’t know what to do, to be honest.”

On how his other children took the news, Ronaldo added: “The other ones in the beginning, around the table, the kids start to say, ‘Mom, where is the other baby’, and after one week I said, ‘Let’s be upfront and let’s be honest with the kids, let’s say that, Angel – which is his name – he’s gone to heaven’.

“The kids understand, we had shouts around the table and they say, ‘Daddy I did this for Angel’, and they point to the sky. Which I like the most because he’s part of their lives. I am not going to lie to my kids. I say the truth, which was a difficult process.”

x