Fans watching last week's Champions League Semi Final between Real Madrid and FC Bayern Muenchen were in for a treat. In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo's well-documented abs and thighs of steel, there was also a close-up of the sunbathing beauty's buns of steel, AFTER THE JUMP ...
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"I'll never stop being fabulous! Never!" vows pretty boy soccer phenomenon and brand newfather Cristiano Ronaldo .... wearing Gucci from head to toe whilst on holiday in New York City. More form-fitting fabulousity WHEN YOU JUMP ...
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."
"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."
Portugal and Real Madrid's football and fashion phenom Cristiano Ronaldo has become a
father, according to announcements made on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as reports in Portuguese media.
It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.
Ronaldo has declined to identify the mother. The Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã
reported that she "is from North America and had her child in early
June", according to Agence France-Presse.
Ronaldo joined Madrid from Manchester United last summer in an £80m deal ($121m) and became the world's most expensive player. The now-iconic footballer recently returned home from World Cup 2010 in South Africa, where Portugal were eliminated at the last-16 stage by Spain. Ronaldo recently announced his support for marriage equality, which is now the law in Portugal.
Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo are hugged up during the World Cup Group G match between Ivory Coast and Portugal. But the superstar footballers couldn't produce a goal between them and the match drew 0-0. And it didn't start off so friendly between these two. Those images plus more of the love connection AFTER THE JUMP ...