Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly become the father of surrogate twins.
The children, a boy and a girl called Eva and Mateo, were born on Thursday according to Portuguese TV channel SIC.
‘Mateo and Eva, those are the names of Cristiano Ronaldo’s twins,’ the channel claimed. ‘The boy and girl were born to a surrogate mum. It’s a secret that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t yet revealed to the rest of the world.’
The TV station did not initially say where it believed the children were at the moment and revealed there were no pictures yet of the babies.
There has been immediate no official confirmation of the news from the footballer or his agents, but several Portuguese websites and newspapers including leading Portuguese daily Correio da Manha were running the story on Friday.
A UK newspaper reported in March that Ronaldo was due to become the father of twin boys.
It said a surrogate mother on the west coast of the US was heavily pregnant and was expecting the babies “very soon.”
Ronaldo, who is dating Spanish beauty Georgina Rodriguez, stunned the world in July 2010 by announcing on Twitter and Facebook he had become a father.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, known as Cristianinho, is now six.
The child’s proud grannie Dolores Aveiro revealed in an approved biography published in July 2014 in Portugal that she had picked the youngster up from a private hospital in Florida.