Congratulations are in order for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Following Portugal’s loss against Chile, Ronaldo revealed that he is a father to twins. Ronaldo shared a picture of him with the twins on Instagram on Thursday:
Ronaldo, who is already a father to his seven-year-old son, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jr., confirmed the news on Facebook. “I’m very happy, finally, to be with my children for the first time,” he wrote in the post.
In the post, Ronaldo, 32, made it official that he’d become the father of twins by way of a surrogate mother.
The soccer player, who has been with current girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez since 2016, will miss the third-place play-off game on Sunday in the Confederations Cup in Russia. He was given permission to skip the game to be with his newborns during this time.
“I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two sons were born,” he wrote in the Facebook post. He revealed he’s upset that Portugal was not able to succeed in the way that he hoped, but he was touched to be part of the team.
According to the BBC, there are unconfirmed reports coming from Portugal that they were born on June 8, before the Confederations Cup began. The BBC is also reporting that the SIC TV channel said Ronaldo had a boy and girl named Eva and Mateo.