Celebrity Parents Cristiano Ronaldo Announces Death of Newborn Son, Says Birth of His Twin Sister 'Gives Us Strength' "It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel," Cristiano Ronaldo wrote of the death of his baby boy By Benjamin VanHoose and Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 18, 2022 02:58 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez are mourning the loss of their newborn son. On Monday, the soccer star, 37, shared a heartbreaking post on social media announcing that one of their newborn twins, a baby boy, had died. "It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel," Ronaldo wrote. "Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness." Ronaldo continued by thanking their doctors and nurses for "all their expert care and support." "We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you," he concluded the post, signed by him and Rodríguez. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Ronaldo, who is also dad to 4-year-old twins Eva Maria and Mateo, 4-year-old daughter Alana Martina, and 11-year-old son Cristiano Jr, announced on Instagram Oct. 28 that he was expecting twins. For more on Cristiano Ronaldo, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. The Manchester United athlete shared the news alongside a photo of himself lying in bed with Rodríguez while holding up ultrasound photos. He also included a sweet snapshot of himself hanging out with his other four kids. UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images In September, the athlete shared a gallery of family photos on Instagram enjoying sunny weather outside in Manchester, smiling while his four kids played on and around him. His caption roughly translated to, "Who says there is no sun in Manchester?" and includes the hashtag "#blessedfamily." Cristiano Ronaldo/Instagram Manchester United announced in August that the team reached a deal with Juventus that sees the athlete's return to the English team. Ronaldo first joined the Italian team in 2018 in a trade with Real Madrid. "Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I'll always love the city of Turin until my final days," Ronaldo shared on Instagram at the time. Ronaldo previously played with Manchester United for six years from 2003 to 2009. There, he won three league titles and one Champions League. The father of four then played for nine years for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018.