- Cristiano Ronaldo lost his dad, Jose Dinis Aveiro, after he battled alcoholism at the age of 52
- The former Real Madrid striker was barely 20 years old as at the time of the incident
- Ronaldo was moved to tears in 2019 when a video of his late dad was shown to him during an interview
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Portuguese sensation was moved to tears after he watched a video showing his late father praising him for his achievements in the game of football.
His dad, Jose Dinis Aveiro, who suffered liver failure due to alcoholism died at 52 when the former Manchester United goal poacher was 20 at the time.
But the player couldn’t hold back tears when a video was played to him during a chat with Piers Morgan in 2019.
During the Good Morning Britain interview, Ronaldo was shown footage of his father expressing his pride for his beloved son;
Ronaldo told former GMB host Morgan as monitored by SPORTbible:
"I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable."
When Morgan asked Ronaldo how it felt to hear his dad talk about his incredible achievements, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner added:
"Yes, a lot. I think the interview would be funny, but I didn't expect to cry. But I never saw these images. I don't know where you... I have to have these images to show my family.
"But I really don't know my father 100 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard."
Only recently, Ronaldo’s mother has denied reports that there is a rift between herself and Georgina Rodriguez, her son’s girlfriend, as she further described her as a daughter-in-law.
Dolores Aviero is upset with reports alleging that she stopped talking to Georgina and then went ahead to unfollow her on Instagram. She rubbished the claims, saying she maintains a cordial relationship with the model despite several reports from Portugal.
Ronaldo’s mum praised Georgina for her dislike of drama and controversy as well as her good nature, saying such news was not true.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has reportedly increased his alcohol intake, according to the latest reports from his home country; a situation aggravated by the death of his mother.
The worrying news claim that the former Barcelona and AC Milan superstar has been drinking heavily with close friends from morning till night.
Ronaldinho has lost his beloved mother two months after the 71-year-old was tested positive for the deadly Covid-19.
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