Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently taken a hard line with the mother of his young son, rejecting her pleas to see the baby and be a part of his life. The sticking point: About $15 million.
Ronaldo shocked the world last July when he announced that he had fathered a child.
He quickly let it be known that he used a surrogate mother. But it turned out that the baby was the result of a one-night stand.
Initial reports said the woman was a waitress in Los Angeles, but London’s Daily Mail claims the mother is a British student, who is now allegedly pressuring Ronaldo for access to the baby.
They reportedly met in a London night club.
Ronaldo, at the urging of his strong-willed mother, paid the 20-year-old woman £10million to give up all rights to the baby and to sign to a confidentiality agreement.
But sources told the newspaper that she now bitterly regrets handing over her baby, and has offered to pay back the money to see the child.
Now the mother calls Ronaldo late at night and “pleads” with him to see their child, but the footballer taunts her “by telling her he may consider her requests… if she repays some of the money,” according to the Sunday Mirror.
“As far as he is concerned, it was her choice, her decision. He said ‘She has zero rights to my son. She’s not seeing him ever again,” a friend of the 25-year-old soccer superstar said.
The paternity deal, brokered in New York, and supervised by mother Dolores Aveiro, 55, resulted in the baby being sent to Portugal to be raised by Ronaldo’s mother and sisters Elma, 34, and Liliana Cátia, 33.
The baby was born June 17, and paternity was proved through a DNA test. Shortly thereafter, Ronaldo made the startling announcement on his official Facebook page:
“It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy.”
Ronaldo is currently dating model Irina Shayk.