‘I hope we can see her smiling again soon’: Georgina Rodriguez’s friend says she is ‘very strong’ after she and partner Cristiano Ronaldo lost their son in childbirth
A close friend of Georgina Rodriguez has said he is hoping to see her smile again very soon following the death of her infant son.
Ivan Garcia, one of the pals the model calls the ‘Darlings’ who appeared on her Netflix show I Am Georgina, admitted last week had been ‘very complicated’ following the passing of the baby boy twin she was expecting with Cristiano Ronaldo.
But he said Georgina was ‘very strong’ and would get lots of help from her friends and family to help her overcome the tragedy.
Family: A close friend of Georgina Rodriguez has said he is hoping to see her smile again very soon following the death of her infant son
Journalist Ivan told Spanish TV programme Ya Son las 8: ‘It’s been a very complicated week which is normal.
‘It’s a very nice photo but it also has a lot of sadness. We were expecting two little people and it couldn’t be.’
He added: ‘I’m not going to say anything because they’ve asked for privacy but the baby boy was a little person who was very loved.
‘She’s always said her children come first and she will give the baby girl all her love.
Pal: Ivan Garcia, one of the pals the model calls the ‘Darlings’ who appeared on her Netflix show, admitted last week had been ‘very complicated’ following the passing of the baby boy twin she was expecting with Cristiano Ronaldo
‘Cristiano and Georgina are a very close couple. Georgina is very strong and she knows we’re all here.
‘She knows her circle of family and friends is going to help her. I hope we can see her really smiling again soon.’
Man United striker Cristiano, 37, revealed last Monday one of their twins had died.
He said in a heart-wrenching statement: ‘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.
‘Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
Back home: Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez returned home with their newborn daughter on Thursday, days after the footballer confirmed his partner had lost the child’s twin brother during birth
Devastated: A statement from the couple confirmed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived
‘We would like to thank the 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.’
The couple had announced last October they were expecting twins and Georgina revealed she was carrying a boy and girl in a touching video featuring their daughter Alana Martina, four, and Cristiano’s three children Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Jr.
The footballer missed Man United’s mid-week match against Liverpool which saw fans at Anfield holding a minute’s applause for Ronaldo and his family and singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
Tribute: Cristiano raised his left arm and pointed to the sky in a tribute to the twin who passed away after scoring against Arsenal on Saturday
The Portuguese international raised his left arm and pointed to the sky in a tribute to the twin who passed away after scoring against Arsenal on Saturday.
Ronaldo and Georgina famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid, as they caught eyes across the rails in a Gucci store in 2016.
In 2020, she admitted that the chance meeting with Ronaldo made her ‘fall in love at first sight’.
She claimed that the feeling was mutual following their encounter as she revealed in a recent interview with Italy’s ELLE magazine.
Georgina said: ‘The first meeting with Ronaldo was at Gucci where I worked as a sales assistant. Days later we saw each other again at another brand’s event.
‘It was then we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of my work environment. It was love at first sight for both.’
Happy family: Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Ronaldo, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four
‘Thoughts are with you brother’: Marcus Rashford, Usain Bolt and Manchester United offer condolences after Cristiano Ronaldo heartbreakingly reveals one of his twins died during birth, leaving him and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez ‘devastated’
Celebrities from the world of football and beyond sent their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo this evening after the Manchester United star revealed his newborn son has died.
The 37-year-old announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, but a statement from the couple on Monday revealed the death of their baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said their baby girl survived.
Team-mate and England international Marcus Rashford led the tributes, saying on Twitter: ‘Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. I’m so sorry.’
Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, said on Instagram: ‘I love you and my heart is all there on this side… May God take care of everything and strengthen your path more and more…
‘Our little angel is already in her father’s lap, and our little girl who is here firm and strong and full of health will teach us more and more that only love matters…’
Cristiano Ronaldo’s newborn son has died – the Manchester United star announced in October 2021 that he was expecting twins with his partner Georgina Rodriguez
Jamaican world-record sprinter Usain Bolt, who is a United fan, replied to Ronaldo’s Instagram post with three praying emojis, while Piers Morgan said: ‘Heartbreaking news. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.’
Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Terribly sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.’
His club Manchester United stated their support, saying: ‘Your pain is our pain. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.’
Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro replied to the Instagram with a sad-face emoji, while Diogo Dalot replied with a love heart.’
Team-mates such as Diogo Dalot, David de Gea and Alex Telles also replied with love-heart emojis as the dressing-room sent their support to their star player.
Georgina is pictured alongside Cristiano Jr., clutching his father’s Manchester United shirt after his return to Manchester was announced last year