Cristiano Ronaldo announces birth of daughter on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to announce the birth of his daughter, a latest addition to his family in the last six months.

The Real Madrid superstar has posted a photo of himself, girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr., along with his newborn daughter Alana Martina, with the caption: ‘Alana Martina is just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!’

Alana Martina, who the star announced the name of a few weeks ago, is Ronaldo and Rodriguez’s first child, his second daughter and fourth child.

“Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely,” Ronaldo said last week. “It’s taught me things about love that I never knew existed. It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.”

“I can’t wait to be a dad again. Being a father and seeing my family grow is without doubt the greatest privilege I’ve had. Spending time with them, being by their side, smiling and laughing with them. They’ve brought a lot of happiness and joy to my life.”

It has been a busy six months for the family as they previously announced this past summer the arrival of twins, a boy and girl named Mateo and Eva, via a surrogate. The pair were were born in a US hospital and brought back to Madrid where he lives by his doting mum.

Cristiano Jr, 7, is also thought to have been born by surrogate in the states.

In the summer, Ronaldo had previously missed the birth of the twins while away on international duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup, but there were no such conflicts this time around as he was rested for Portugal’s November friendlies against Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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