Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to share a heart-warming picture with his three sons for the first time.
After crashing out of the Confederations Cup last week, Ronaldo confirmed to the world that he had become the father to newborn twins, Eva and Mateo.
And now he took to Instagram to share a tender family moment.
The Real Madrid superstar uploaded a picture showing him clutching his new-born boy Mateo and his seven-year-old son Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr. holding his daughter Eva.
He also wrote a caption that read ‘blessed’ as he posted a heart-warming picture with his three sons for the first time.
Reports earlier this month suggested Ronaldo, 32, had become a father for a second time with a surrogate mother. It was believed the two children were born in the United States and had been visited by Ronaldo’s mother.
Last week Ronaldo’s siter, Katia, told Portuguese TV he had welcomed a girl and a boy, called Eva and Mateo, into the world.
Katia said: “Mateo and Eva, those are the names of Cristiano Ronaldo’s twins. The boy and girl were born to a surrogate mum. It’s a secret that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t yet revealed to the rest of the world”
Ronaldo confirmed the birth on Facebook on Wednesday night.
He posted: “I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two children were born.”
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the main sporting objective that we wanted, but I am sure we will continue to give joy to the Portuguese.”
“The President of the Portuguese Football Federation and the national selector have today had an attitude that has touched me and I will not forget.”
And earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo has posted the first picture of his new twins, after flying home immediately after Portugal’s Confederations Cup defeat to Chile.
Ronaldo, 32, posted a picture of himself holding the new additions to the Ronaldo family, declaring: “So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life.”
The Portuguese Football Federation allowed Ronaldo to fly home immediately after their defeat to Chile on Wednesday evening, with the Seleccao losing 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw with the South American champions.