Ronaldo and partner Rodriguez reveal gender of twins (VIDEO)
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have revealed the gender of their soon-to-be-born twins on social media.
The couple told the world they were expecting in October with a joint post on Instagram. "Our hearts are full of love – we can't wait to meet you," they added in the caption at the time.
Their post swiftly became the second most-liked photo of all time on the platform, with its 32.2 million likes trailing only Chris Godfrey's immortal photo of an egg on 55.5 million.
Seven weeks later, Cristiano and Georgina have taken to the site once more to share a video of a gender reveal ceremony.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez are expecting a baby boy and girl 💙💖 pic.twitter.com/Z8D2QOi1C3— utdreport (@utdreport) December 16, 2021
In it, Ronaldo's two sons and two daughters stand separated with a black balloon each in front of a Christmas tree with presents and a grand piano near the staircase of their luxury home in north-west England.
Georgina counts to two in Spanish before Eva and Martina pop theirs, revealing pink confetti for another girl. Cristiano Jr and Mateo then burst theirs to reveal blue confetti for a boy.
As Georgina screams in celebration, the girls say "It's a girl" and the boys shout "It's a boy".
In his caption to the post, which has already been viewed almost 20 million times, Rodriguez wrote: "Where life begins and love never ends" alongside a string of love hearts and the hashtag "blessed".
Among the near 50,000 comments, Ronaldo's club, Manchester United, congratulated him, as did Old Trafford teammate Marcus Rashford.
Amid postponements and cancelations due to the spreading of the Omicron variant in the UK, United aren't scheduled to be in action until December 27, when they visit Newcastle United in the Premier League.
That will give the five-time Ballon d'Or winner extended precious time with his loved ones.
The twins will be Cristiano and Georgina's second and third children together after Alana was born in November 2017.
Cristiano Jr was born in June 2010, with the identity of his mother still unknown.
The Portugal captain had twins Eva and Mateo delivered via surrogacy in the United States in June 2017.