Martin's message comes at the same time British, Portuguese and Latin American tabloids question the Portuguese footballer's surprise baby announcement and ask was the child conceived "naturally" ... or was it a surrogate pregnancy a la' Ricky Martin? Portuguese newspapers now claim the latter ....
Over the weekend, the Daily Mail noted: "Ronaldo's agent confirmed the story, saying: 'Yes, it's true. We make no further comment.' It is not known whether the footballer had a fling with the woman in question or whether she had the child through a 'Ricky Martin'- style arrangement."
The child was born to an American woman who was "paid to be a surrogate mother", now reports the Portuguese media.
"Correio de Manha reported that the 25-year-old Real Madrid winger hired the woman, while Diario de Noticias added that the baby boy was born on June 17 and weighed 9lb 8oz. The report also said that Ronaldo had begun the paperwork to bring the boy from the US to his native Portugal where he will be brought up by th star's mother Delores and sisters Elma and Katia. 'He's very happy, of course. Who isn't happy having children?' sister Katia told Diario de Noticias. 'The baby looks like him, although he's still very small to see what his features will be like.'"
And today the Daily Mail: 'The footballer became a father two days after playing against the Ivory Coast in the World Cup and four days before he helped Portugal beat North Korea 7-0. He did not reveal the news to his team-mates while in South Africa. ... The newspaper's claim adds weight to the theory that Ronaldo had the child through a 'Ricky Martin'- style arrangement."
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