Cristiano Ronaldo really is a father now! According to multiple sources, his son was born about a month ago, and most people are saying that it was absolutely a surrogate thing. Ronaldo contracted out to an American too! Apparently, she’s a New Yorker, and Ronaldo has been in new York the past few days, spending time with his son and preparing to take him home. Ronaldo managed to keep his current girlfriend too – although many sources say that Ronaldo didn’t even tell Irina Shayk that he was going to be a father. Page Six paints the picture of a man on top of the world, who lacked the one thing that would make it all worth it: a baby. Are you buying it?
It looks like the rumor that Portuguese soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo used a surrogate mother is true. The superstar — who was recently featured nearly naked on the cover of Vanity Fair — revealed on Twitter over the weekend that he’s a father to a baby boy who will be under his “exclusive guardianship.”
According to sources, the mother of the child, who Ronaldo said “prefers to have her identity kept confidential,” recently gave birth to the boy in New York. Ronaldo arrived over the weekend after Portugal was eliminated in the World Cup.
Ronaldo is planning to raise his son in Spain, where he plays for Real Madrid. His sister, Katia Aveiro, told a Portuguese newspaper that the baby, weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces, is the spitting image of his brown-eyed, dark-haired daddy. Ronaldo was said to have planned to have the child with the mystery woman months before he met his current girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk.
The handsome athlete wants a baby, said a source close to him, because he “has millions, has a great career, but he didn’t have a child.” Ronaldo, who lost his father five years ago, is close with his mother, Dolores Aveiro, who sources say will likely take care of the boy with him.
Despite the bombshell, Shayk and Ronaldo have been inseparable since he landed in New York on Friday. Yesterday, they were spotted shopping on Madison Avenue before Ronaldo returned to his hotel to watch the Netherlands beat Uruguay, 3-2 in the World Cup semifinals.
Shayk remains supportive of him but has no comment, according to her rep. Postings on her Facebook fan page earlier this week claiming she was “devastated” were fraudulent, added the rep.
“It seems Irina is still rolling with it. It’s a hard thing to stomach because every day you read something new about the situation,” said the source close to Ronaldo. His rep didn’t get back to us.
[From Page Six]
I’ll buy that his mom and his sister are probably going to be raising the baby and that Ronaldo will probably be more like a “cool uncle” rather than a proper father. But we’ll see. I have to admit, if Page Six’s sources are correct about Ronaldo’s reasoning, I was rather touched. Sure, it would have been interesting if Ronaldo actually chose the old-fashioned route and found a nice girl, got her knocked up and spent serious time with the mom during her pregnancy, etc. But I’m not going to knock a guy for having just as strong biological/parental urges as a woman. (Some) men get broody around babies too. Maybe Ronaldo just wanted to be a dad without any baby-mama drama.
By the way, who is this other piece of orange beef jerky? Is that Ronaldo’s secret boyfriend? Hm?
Ronaldo and a friend on July 7, 2010 in NYC. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.
Written by Kaiser
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