Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez have welcomed their first child, a baby girl called Alana Martina.
Alana Martina is Ronaldo’s fourth child, and arrived nine days earlier than anticipated at the Hospital Quiron Universal, near the superstar’s home.
The Real Madrid and Portugal forward announced the news on Instagram with a picture of the happy couple and the new arrival, as well as Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr. The caption on the post read:
“Alana Martina is just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!”
Rodriguez was said to be due to give birth around November 21 but was admitted to hospital earlier on Sunday, Nov. 12.
Reports in Spain said the date was brought forward because Ronaldo was given time off from Portugal’s international break fixtures and has no club matches either until next weekend.
Before the birth, Georgina and Ronaldo had decided to release the baby’s name.
“I chose the first name and Geo the second.
“The name of my daughter will be Alana Martina. I just wanted to share this with you. I think it is a beautiful name,” the Real Madrid star said.
Alana joins a family that recently welcomed the addition of twins, Eva Maria and Mateo earlier this year from a surrogate mother in the United States.
Ronaldo famously stayed with his Portugal team-mates at the Confederations Cup when his twins were born before being excused from his country’s third place playoff in the tournament.
The Real Madrid star’s oldest son Cristiano Jr was born in June 2010, but the mother has never been publicly identified, but Ronaldo Senior has full custody of his son with reports suggesting that his mother was paid £10million.
“People speculate I was with this girl or another, or there was a surrogate mother. I have never told anyone and never will.
“When Cristiano [Junior] is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son, but I am not going to say because people want me to say,” Ronaldo told chat show host Jonathan Ross.
Ronaldo recently shared an image on his Instagram page enjoying a night out with Georgina and friends, including fellow Portuguese footballers Jose Semedo and Miguel Paixao, with the caption ‘Familia’ and four love hearts.
Georgina, who is from the Spanish Pyrenees city of Jaca, was close by his side.
In a recent interview with Hello magazine before launching his new CR7 Junior Collection clothing line. Ronaldo spoke about what being a father meant to him.
“Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely.
“It’s taught me things about love that I never knew existed.
“It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.
“I can’t wait to be a dad again. Being a father and seeing my family grow is without a doubt the greatest privilege I’ve had.
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“Spending time with them, being by their side, smiling and laughing with them. They’ve brought a lot of happiness and joy to my life,” he said.