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Aw! Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Snuggles Newborn Twins

Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed ‘Em and Weep (2005-2012). She’s written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Boston Globe. Jenn’...

The star of Real Madrid showed off his new babies (& his secret softie side)

If pro soccer were a Disney movie, Cristiano Ronaldo would definitely be the cocky, preening villain, à la Gaston. So we melted a little when we caught a glimpse of Ronaldo's softie side this week on Instagram along with his 106 million other fans.

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The soccer god — er, star — posted a completely adorable photo of himself with his 7-year-old son snuggling his brand-new twins with the comment "blessed."

Who are you, and what have you done with the real Cristiano Ronaldo?

Blessed

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The star of Spain's Real Madrid team is usually posting shirtless pictures of his admittedly impressive physique on Instagram, so this glimpse into his life as an adoring papa made for a nice change. Ronaldo has long relished playing a bad-boy role in world-stage soccer — and doesn't mind at all when he's jeered and booed by massive crowds. In fact, one of his most notorious quotes could have been one of Gaston's lines straight out of the Beauty and the Beast screenplay: "[I am booed] because I am handsome, rich and a great player, because I am envied. I have no other explanation," he said.

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Well, OK then, you handsome procreating devil, you. Confirmed details are scarce: The star athlete reportedly welcomed the twins via a surrogate and is currently dating Georgina Rodriguez (who is rumored to be pregnant with Ronaldo's baby, due in October).

Mis dos amores. #Buendía

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We know; we can barely keep track either. No word on who will be on diaper duty for the new twins.

So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life

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Yup, we love the daddy version of Ronaldo. We admit it. We can't help but laugh remembering the season during which he was asked which top soccer players caught his attention.

His response was epic: "Myself, in the mirror."

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But it seems fatherhood may be changing his ways — clearly Ronaldo has eyes for a few other select humans besides himself now. The old softie.

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