Manchester United star opens up on trauma of son’s death

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has described the death of his newborn son in April as ‘the most difficult moment’ of his life.

Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to twins earlier this year but while his daughter Bella survived, Angel tragically died.

Ronaldo said on Piers Morgan Uncensored: “Probably the worst moments that I passed through my life, since my father died, when you have a kid that you expect that everything will be normal, and you have that problem, it’s… it’s hard, you know, as a human being.

“Georgina, we had quite difficult moments because we don’t understand why it happened to us. It was difficult to be honest, was very, very difficult to understand what’s going on, in that period of our life.

“As you know, football carries on, so fast, many competitions, football doesn’t stop. We had many, many competitions. And that moment was probably the most difficult moment that I have had in my life. Me and my family, especially Gio, that was tough.”

Ronaldo admitted he had conflicted emotions with only one of the twins surviving.

He added: “It’s crazy. I tried to explain sometimes to my family and even my close friends. I say, I never felt to be happy and sad in the same moment. I never felt it. It is hard to explain.

“So difficult. You don’t know if you cry or you don’t know if you smile. Because it’s something that… you don’t know how to react. You don’t know what to do, to be honest.”

Ronaldo also revealed he refused to lie to his kids about the death of his newborn son.

He continued: “The other ones in the beginning, around the table, the kids start to say, ‘Mom, where is the other baby’, and after one week I said, ‘Let’s be up front and let’s be honest with the kids, let’s say that, Angel – which is his name – he’s gone to heaven’.

“The kids understand, we had shouts around the table and they say, ‘Daddy I did this for Angel’, and they point to the sky. Which I like the most because he’s part of their lives. I am not going to lie to my kids, I say the truth, which was a difficult process.”