Cristiano Ronaldo has described the death of his newborn son as the ‘worst moment’ of his life.
The Portugal captain and partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, tragically revealed that their newborn son, named Angél, had died during birth on April 18, but his twin daughter Bella survived. ‘Probably the worst moment I passed through in my life since my father died,’ Ronaldo is heard telling Morgan in the latest clip shared from his TalkTV interview, which airs in full on Wednesday and Thursday.
‘When you have a kid you expect everything will be normal and when you have a problem it’s hard. ‘Me and Gio (Georgina) had difficult moments. It was very, very difficult to understand what is going on in that period of my life.
‘The football don’t stop, we had many competitions. It was probably the most difficult moment in my life.’
Ronaldo added that he keeps Angél’s ashes close to those of his father’s, who passed away of liver failure in 2005, at a chapel in his home.’I talk with them all the time and they are on my side,’ he added, in quotes carried by the Sun.
‘You know they help me to be a better man, to be a better person, to be a better father.
‘And it’s something that I am really proud of… the message that they send me, especially my son.’
Ronaldo explained that he told them after about a week that Ángel went to Heaven after they asked where the baby was.After the loss of their baby, Angel is still part of their lives. He explained that the children will say that they have done things for him and point to the sky.Ronaldo added that he has told the truth to his kids and will not lie to them, something which he described as a ‘difficult process.’He also believes that the trauma of losing his newborn son brought him and his girlfriend closer together as a result.