Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother admits considering terminating pregnancy: A revelation

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother

In a surprising revelation, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, has disclosed that she initially considered terminating her pregnancy with him. She referred to him as an “unwanted baby” but her strong religious beliefs led her to choose against the procedure. The revelation was first made in her 2014 autobiography, where she stated that doctors had refused to perform the abortion.

In her book titled “Mother Courage,” Dolores shared the challenging circumstances her family faced when they lived in a poverty-stricken home in Funchal, Portugal. They struggled to make ends meet, with all four family members sharing a single room. After her doctor declined to help, she resorted to extreme measures such as drinking ale and pushing herself to physical exhaustion in an attempt to terminate the pregnancy. Fortunately, fate had a different plan in store.

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro.

Dolores, a devout Catholic, has instilled her strong religious beliefs in her son Cristiano, who shares her desire for having children. Today, Cristiano incorporates those same beliefs in his own parenting of his four children. Dolores has been a pillar of support throughout Cristiano’s life, attending his special events and standing by him during scandals. Mothers like her deserve recognition for their unwavering support through life’s ups and downs.

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This candid revelation was also featured in the documentary film “Ronaldo,” which chronicles Cristiano’s rise to becoming a three-time Ballon d’Or winner. The film showcases Cristiano’s deep bond with his family, particularly highlighting his relationship with his son, Cristiano Jr.

Tragically, Ronaldo’s father, Dinis, passed away at the age of 53 in 2005 due to alcoholism, which placed immense strain on the family. Cristiano expressed his sadness and frustration, stating that his father was never able to witness his success despite the family’s financial stability.

In a recent development, Dolores Aveiro, who previously battled breast cancer in 2007, revealed that she is currently facing new health challenges. She expressed her determination to fight for her life after undergoing surgery and radiotherapy for her breast cancer, and she remains a strong supporter of her son amidst his own struggles.

Dolores Aveiro’s story is a testament to the strength and resilience of a mother’s love and the profound impact it can have on a person’s life. Cristiano Ronaldo continues to draw inspiration from his mother’s unwavering faith and support, both on and off the field.