On June 29, 2017, Ronaldo announced the arrival of his twins via surrogate, Eva and Mateo dos Santos Aveiro, on Instagram. "So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤"
Speaking to The Sun on Facebook, Ronaldo said he was allowed to leave the Confederations Cup to be with his newborn twins. "I was with the national team, giving my everything as always, despite knowing my children had been born," he said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't reach our main sporting objective, but I am certain we will continue to make the Portuguese people happy."
He added, "I am very happy to finally be with my children for the first time."