'I wanted to abort': Cristiano Ronaldo's mum releases tell-all biography
CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s mum has shocked football fans in a confession that she had tried to abort the football star while she was pregnant.
She made the stunning admission in a warts-and-all biography out today in Portugal.
In the book, titled ‘Mother Courage’, she revealed: “I wanted to abort but the doctor didn’t support my decision.”
She went on to explain she drank warm ale and “ran till she dropped” without achieving her aim.
Speaking at the launch of the book, which Cristiano missed because of work commitments, she said the Real Madrid star knew of her secret and was able to joke about it.
She confessed: "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.'"“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'”
Cristiano has had an infamous presence in football for years, entering Britain's consciousness in 2003 when he was signed for £12.24million.
He had come into his own by 2008, when he scored his first hat trick against Newcastle United, captained Manchester United for the first time and came third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
However, while adored by United fans for his contribution to the team, his career has not always been so rosy.
Cristiano had argued fiercely with the referee and when cameras caught him slyly winking at the Portuguese bench, English football fans speculated he was trying to influence the referee.
Dolores, whose late husband Dinis died from liver damage caused by alcoholism, also spoke about Cristiano’s son Cristiano Jr, three.
The footballer has managed to keep the identity of the youngster’s mum a secret, with reports over the years claiming she was everything from a surrogate mum to a woman he had a one-night stand with.
The pair were pictured together earlier this year at the Madrid Open Tennis tournament.
Dolores revealed in the approved biography, written by a Portuguese author, that she picked the child up from a clinic in Florida while Cristiano was playing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Speaking of the moment Cristiano told her he would be a father, he had said: “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.”