Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother claims she tried to 'abort' footballer by 'drinking warm ale' and 'running until she dropped'
The Real Madrid star’s mother makes the revelations in her new autobiography, it has been reported
The mother of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid footballer and Portuguese international, has revealed in her new autobiography that she attempted to abort him while she was pregnant.
Dolores Aveiro claims in the book, Mãe Coragem (which translates to ‘Mother Courage’), that doctors disagreed with her decision to terminate her pregnancy and refused to carry out the procedure.
She apparently turned to hard exercise and home remedies – including drinking warm beer and “running until she dropped” – in desperation.
“I wanted to abort but the doctor didn’t support my decision,” Spanish newspaper La Razon, which is serialising the book, quotes her as writing.
Speaking at the launch of the autobiography in Lisbon on Thursday (17 July), she said that Ronaldo already knew about his past and even joked about it.
“He told me when he found out, 'Look mum, you wanted to abort and now I'm the one who’s pulling the purse-strings in the house,'” she reportedly said.
Elma Aveiro, Paulo Sousa Costa, Dolores Aveiro, Katia Aveiro at the launch of biography 'Mother Courage' by Dolores Aveiro, mother of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lisbon, Portugal Ronaldo missed the event due to work commitments.
Elsewhere in the approved biography, ghost written by a Portuguese author, she apparently writes about her grandson, Cristiano Jr, three.
Ronaldo has thus far kept the identity of the child’s mother a secret and reports have speculated over whether she was a surrogate.
Dolores Aveiro and Paulo Sousa Costa at the launch of biography 'My Courage' by Dolores Aveiro, mother of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lisbon, Portugal In the book, Aveiro reportedly writes that she picked up the child from a clinic in Florida while Ronaldo played in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
On the moment her son told her he was to become a father, she apparently quotes Cristiano of saying: “I’m going to have a child and I want you to be the one to help me educate him and give him love, as you’ve always done with me and my brothers and sisters.”
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