Back on June 8, Cristiano Ronaldo became a father all over again welcoming his dual sex twins, Eva Maria and Mateo, into the world.
However, only today has it been unveiled that the two babies were brought into existence via the help of a surrogate mother.
According to the Daily Mail, who found a case file in the Superior Court of California, San Diego, the two twins were conceived in a laboratory in California before being born at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in the Californian town of La Mesa through a surrogate mother.
Eva was born first at 9.07am, with her brother following a minute later, leading the paper to query whether the twins could have been born through two surrogate mothers.
Interestingly, the birth certificates of the two kids only contain part of Ronaldo’s surname – Dos Santos as opposed to Dos Santos Aveiro which is Ronaldo’s full last name – and the mother of the two children remains unknown.
The twins, who are just a month old, were announced to the world through an Instagram post which read:
So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life.
It has been rumoured but never confirmed that Ronaldo also used a surrogate mother for the birth of his firstborn, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, back in 2010.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.