Here’s some surprise news: Cristiano Ronaldo has another baby on the way! He confirmed it to El Mundo, telling reporters he is very happy about his growing family.
And if you’re thinking this news came awfully close to the birth of his twins, you’re right — he just debuted the newborns on Instagram earlier this month.
This time, it’s Ronaldo’s girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez, who is pregnant. She made waves on Instagram when she appeared in a family photo with Ronaldo, seemingly hiding what looked an awful lot like a baby bump behind another family member. It wasn’t hidden well enough, and fans started speculating pretty much right away.
In another recent photo, she wore baggy overalls to hide the baby bump we now know is there.
The identities of the mothers of the soccer star’s other three kids remain a mystery, though it’s been widely speculated that the twins are Rodríguez’s babies and that they were born via a surrogate. When Ronaldo announced the birth of his oldest son, Cristiano, in 2010, he kept the identity of the boy’s mother secret per her wishes.
“With the agreement of the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, I will have exclusive custody of my son,” he said at the time. He’s made no similar remarks about the mother of the twins, but hasn’t denied the surrogacy rumors. His only public statement about them came on Instagram, when he wrote, “So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life,” alongside a photo of himself holding little Mateo and Eva.
Congratulations to this rapidly growing family!