Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have announced the name of their baby daughter. Bella Esmeralda was born on Monday, April 18 and her name was confirmed in an instagram post today.
The couple had been expecting twins, but they tragically lost their baby boy. Bella Esmeralda arrived safely and was able to return home to her family.
Manchester United star Ronaldo later released a picture of his daughter, thanking fans who had sent message of support to the couple following the loss of their son.
He wrote at the time: “Home sweet home. Gio and our baby girl are finally together with us. We want to thank everyone for all the kind words and gestures.
“Your support is very important and we all felt the love and respect that you have for our family. Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that we’ve just welcomed into this world.”
The sad news of his son’s death was revealed in a message from the couple that appeared on Manchester United and Portugal forward Ronaldo’s social media accounts on April 18.
It read: “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.
“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.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”