Cristiano Ronaldo announced the devastating news Monday that one of his twin babies died during childbirth.

“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel,”

the soccer star and his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, announced in a joint statement on social media.Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength

to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” they continued, confirming that their daughter survived.

The Manchester United star, 37, and Rodríguez, 28, announced in October 2021 that she was pregnant with twins. “Delighted to announce we are expecting twins

Ronaldo and Rodríguez are also parents to daughter Alana, 4. Additionally, the soccer player is dad to son Cristiano Jr., 11, and twins Mateo and Eva, 4, via surrogacy.