Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the birth of his first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
The 32-year-old football star, who also plays for Portugal, confirmed the happy news on Sunday evening after he shared a family photo on Instagram of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriquez at the Hospital Quiron Universal, holding their baby daughter close to her chest.
“Alana Martina is just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!” he posted on Instagram.
His son Cristiano Jr. also stood next to him in the family photo.
He revealed that his daughter’s name is Alana Martina and that he and his family are ‘very happy’.
Before the birth, Georgina and Ronaldo had decided to release the baby’s name.
The Real Madrid star said: “I chose the first name and Geo the second.
“The name of my daughter will be Alana Martina. I just wanted to share this with you. I think it is a beautiful name.”
While this is his first with girlfriend Rodriguez, this is his fourth, with twins named Eva Maria and Mateo from a surrogate and son named Cristiano Jr.
Speaking about life as a father last week, Ronaldo said:
“Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely.
“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.”