CRISTIANO RONALDO enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family when he’s off the pitch.
And mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro plays a hugely influential role in the Real Madrid stars life.
Who is Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother?
Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and Ronaldo’s father, Jose diniz Aveiro, raised the footballer and his siblings in the Funchal parish of Santo Antonio.
But during the film Ronaldo, she admitted that she considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.
In the film, she says: “He is a child that I wanted to abort. God didn’t want that to happen and I was blessed because of that and God didn’t punish me.
“Sometimes Ronaldo makes fun of me and says ‘You didn’t want me to be born. But now you see that I’m here helping all of you.’ And, well, sometimes we have a laugh about that.”
Dolores attempted to stay out of the public eye until she created social media profiles last year.
She now regularly updates her followers with pictures of herself and relatives.
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How many siblings does Cristiano Ronaldo have?
Cristiano Ronaldo has two elder sisters, Elma and Lilianna Catia, and a brother named Hugo.
He grew up in a Catholic and impoverished home, sharing a room with his brothers and sisters.
Ronaldo has spoken out about his lack of relationship with his father – who died of liver disease aged 53.
Dolores now lives very closely with the footballer, his partner Georgina Rodriguez and his four children.
She has been previously photographed on social media babysitting Eva, Mateo and Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
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