Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez pictured last month
Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez are expecting twins.
Both Real Madrid and Juventus star Ronaldo, 32, and 26-year-old Rodriguez announced the news on social media.
The twins are due around Easter, which falls between 28 April and 3 May.
Ronaldo, the world’s most expensive player, can become a father for the fourth time after having two children with former partner Irina Shayk.
He has three-year-old twins Matteo and Eva with Shayk and the couple have a fourth child, nine-month-old Alana Martina, together.
Ronaldo recently returned to action for Real after four months out following a leg injury. He has made four appearances this season and scored one goal.
His mother Dolores Aveiro told Italian newspaper La Stampa that Ronaldo and Rodriguez were overjoyed by the news.
“They are both very happy, she is looking at the calendar and is planning their pregnancies. It’s the most beautiful thing,” she said.
When asked about becoming a father for the fourth time, the footballer responded: “I’m not interested.”
While Ronaldo and Rodriguez were a couple, she became the face of Cristiano Ronaldo Foundation, which provides support to disadvantaged children and young people across Portugal and the European Union.