Manchester United soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo and his family grieved on Monday, April 19, after they announced that the male twin baby that he and his partner were expecting died during childbirth.

Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodríguez were expecting twin babies, a boy and a girl, when they announced the pregnancy in October 2021. The couple confirmed on Instagram that while the baby girl survived the operation, but the boy died during the process, according to the Guardian.

“It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the statement said. “It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”

Ronaldo and Rodríguez, who has four other children including another pair of twins born from a surrogate, are privately grieving for the loss of their son, which has devastated many of their fans as well as Ronaldo’s teams in the international soccer community, Page Six reported.

“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. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,” the statement from the family said.

“Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time,” Ronaldo’s current team Manchester United said in a tweet after the incident was announced.

As Manchester United prepares for another game happening in Liverpool during the Premiere League, speculation has abounded as to whether Ronaldo will be able to show up during the game. He won the latest game of United against Norwich City on Saturday, maintaining his title as the top scorer of the team for the season.

Manchester United has yet to make a statement with regards to this situation.

Internationally-known soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo received warm wishes from the international community after he announced that his twin baby boy had recently died during childbirth. Michael Regan/Getty Images.

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