Fresh from his dazzling return to Manchester United, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has shared even more reasons to celebrate.
The 36-year-old athlete is on his way to having his own mini soccer team — he and his partner Georgina Rodríguez are expecting twins!
On Instagram the soccer star shared a heart-warming photo of himself and Georgina (27) – who is reportedly three months pregnant – holding a scan of their twins.
"Delighted to announce we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love - we can’t wait to meet you #blessed," he captioned the snap.
The new additions will not only be the fifth and sixth children to join the athlete's family, they are also his second set of twins.
The Portugal-born star first became a father in 2010 when he welcomed his eldest son, Cristiano Jr, via surrogate.
His son, who is now 11, was born in San Diego while Cristiano was dating model Irina Shayk.
"With the agreement of the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, I will have exclusive custody of my son," he announced on social media at the time.
Even as rumours surrounding the mother’s identity and the custody arrangement swirled, the enigmatic athlete remained tight-lipped.
"People speculate I was with this girl or another, or there was a surrogate mother…I have never told anyone and never will," he told chat show host Jonathan Ross.
"When Cristiano [Junior] is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son, but I am not going to say because people want me to say."
Cristianinho, as he’s affectionately known, has been an omnipresent fixture by his dad's side, often collecting awards alongside his famous dad and starring in his CR7 clothing line ads.
In June 2017, the footballer welcomed a set of twins, Eva and Mateo Ronaldo. Like their older brother, the twins, now four, were born in San Diego. The mother of the twins has also not been identified and it has been widely reported that she was also a surrogate.
Then, just a month later, Cristiano announced his girlfriend Georgina was pregnant with his fourth child. She gave birth to their first child together, daughter Alana (now 3), in November 2017.
He was stoked with the fourth addition to his family.
"Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely," he said at the time.
"It's taught me things about love that I never knew existed. It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.
"Being a father and seeing my family grow is without doubt the greatest privilege I've had. Spending time with them, being by their side, smiling and laughing with them. They've brought a lot of happiness and joy to my life."
But the despite the unusual family situation, everyone seems to get along swimmingly, with Georgina frequently sharing cute pictures of the adorable clan.
The pair may have not yet tied the knot, but the star definitely seems to have found his permanent baby-mama in Georgina.
They reportedly met at a Dolce & Gabbana event in Madrid and were first linked in November 2016, when they were spotted together at Disneyland Paris.
Rumours of an engagement have been swirling since last year with the model regularly seen showing off her an impressive Cartier diamond ring, estimated to cost an eye watering R14 million.
If the giant sparkler is any indication, the pair seem committed to building a family the old-fashioned way, but just how many more children they have might be up to the eldest member of their growing brood.
“He wants more brothers and sisters,” Cristiano told the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha. “He wants seven, the magic number – and I think that’s good.”
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, mirror.co.uk, nypost.com, hellomagazine.com, cnn.com, nowtolove.com.au, hola.com, eonline.com