Ronaldo’s mother has sounded wedding bells for her star son by describing his Spanish girlfriend as a “future daughter-in-law” in one of her most intimate interviews ever. Dolores Aveiro opened up about the footballer’s love life, his children, his alcoholic dad and her own long-term romance with her partner.
The Madeira-born matriarch, who is said to have had a difficult relationship with some of Cristiano’s ex-lovers including Russian model Irina Shayk, told Portuguese magazine Cristina she “likes” Georgina Rodriguez.
She added: “She is the mother of my grand-daughter. She is a future daughter-in-law. She’s not my daughter-in-law yet. She’s a future daughter-in-law. She’s a very calm person.”
Asked if her son needed someone by his side, she said “Yes. We do a lot of mad things in life and there’s a time when you need to stop and think and shape your life. He’s reaching that point.”
Dolores also admitted she was “shocked” at first when she discovered she was going to have to be grandmother as well as mother to Cristiano’s eldest son Cristianinho.
The seven-year-old’s birth mum has never been identified and like Cristiano’s year-old twins Eva and Mateo, he is said to be the result of an arrangement with a surrogate mum.
Georgina gave birth to the couple’s first child Alana Martina at the start of November.
Cristiano’s mum’s, who spent part of her childhood in an orphanage, described Cristianinho as a “special” and “different” child because he had never had his mum by his side.
Admitting her initial difficulties with the parental set-up, she told interviewer Cristina Ferreira who is a TV star herself in Portugal and recently launched the magazine carrying her name: “It was well-resolved.
“At the beginning it knocked me sideways a bit. Afterwards we turned things round and we managed to raise him with a lot of love and affection.”
The 63-year-old mum-of-four also revealed Cristiano was the one who gave her relationship with current partner Jose Andrade his blessing.
Dolores, whose husband Dinis drank himself into an early grave in September 2005, when he was 52 and Cristiano was just 20, ruled out the idea of walking up the aisle herself.