Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the top 10 most famous athletes. He demands attention anywhere he goes. And that applies to his entire family. Today, we will talk about Eva Maria dos Santos, the daughter of the international football star.
When she was born, she made newspaper headlines around the world. She has a twin brother named Mateo. According to sources, they were conceived through frozen embryos in a surrogacy clinic.
And while their birth certificates were filled out publicly, the identity of their mother was kept a secret, just like the mother of her elder brother, Cristiano Jr.
Here is an interesting fact. CR7 missed the birth of his twins due to a football match. Let’s take a look at Eva’s life.
Who is her famous father?
Born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro in February 1985, he is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward. As of June 2023, he is playing for the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team. Over the years, CR7 has worn the jersey of Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus FC.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he has won Ballon d’Or five times, European Golden Shoes four times, and a total of 32 trophies in his career. That includes even league titles, five UEFA Champions League, UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League.
Cristiano was born in the Sao Pedro parish of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. He grew up in the nearby parish of Santo Antonio. He is the fourth and youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro. His mother was a cook, while his father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, was a municipal gardener and part-time knit man.
Ronaldo grew up in an impoverished Catholic Christian home, sharing a room with all his siblings. While he grew up in poverty, he is now one of the richest athletes ever.
As a child, he played for Andorinha from 1992 to 1995, a club where his father was the knit man. He would then spend two years with Nacional. And in 1997, when he was 12, went on a trial with Sporting CP, a club that signed him. He joined the club’s youth academy, and by 14, he believed he could play semi-professionally.
In 2003, he signed with Manchester United, and that is where his quest for international stardom began. Once he signed with Manchester and won the FA Cup in his first season, Ronaldo became a household name. At age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or.
In 2009, he was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer, signing for Real Madrid in a transfer worth more than $100 million.
During his time in the Spanish League, he forged a rivalry with Lionel Messi, the star playing for Barcelona at the time. From there, he went to Juventus, back to Manchester, and eventually signed for Al Nassr.
As for his national team career, he made his debut for Portugal in 2003 at the age of 18. He has since earned over 190 caps and scored more than 100 goals at international level. He led the team to the first major tournament title at Euro 2016.
He remains one of the most marketable and famous athletes in the world.
Going back to his daughter, Eva Maria dos Santos, she was born in June 2017 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, a town in California. She was born a minute before her twin brother Mateo.
She also has an older brother, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., and 2 younger sisters, Alana Martina and Bella Esmeralda.
The identity of her mother has been kept a secret. Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina got Eva through surrogacy. The babies were conceived through frozen embryos in a surrogacy clinic. She holds American nationality because she was born on US soil.
The hospital where she was born is in California, near San Diego, and 20 miles away from the Mexican border.
Her and Mateo’s birth certificates were filed out publicly, and their names were registered with only a part of Ronaldo’s surname, dos Santos. They do not have his full last name, dos Santos Aveiro. In court records, their birth has been categorized as surrogacy. In all official documents, CR7 is registered as the father, while the mother’s name is kept empty.
In Portugal, Ronaldo’s homeland, surrogacy is prohibited. People in Portugal have more than one first name followed by multiple family names.
Ronaldo, who missed the birth, announced it on Instagram with a photo of him holding the twins.
Her parents’ publicized relationship
Ronaldo’s girlfriend is Georgina Rodriguez, who is also the mother of his fourth child Alana. Georgina was born in January 1994 in Jaca, Spain, to a Spanish mother and Argentinian father. She was spotted on a date with Real Madrid’s superstar back in 2016, and she says their first meeting was “love at first sight”.
The two met at a Gucci store where Georgina used to work as a sales clerk. Then they met again at a Dolce & Gabbana event and began dating in 2016.
In her documentary series, “I am Georgina”, she talked about the initial first months of the relationship. Ronaldo would come to pick her up in luxury supercars, leaving her co-workers in awe. They welcomed their baby girl, Alana, in November 2017.
In 2022, however, they announced that their newborn son tragically passed away. Their other daughter is Bella Esmeralda.
When Ronaldo signed for Al Nassr, the couple moved to Saudi Arabia in January 2023. Their move attracted attention when they became the exception to a rule stating that “unmarried couples aren’t allowed to live with one another”.
They have also been the subject of an affair. There were claims in 2022 that Ronaldo cheated on his girlfriend and had an affair with Venezuelan blogger Georgilaya. She alleged that the incident took place in March 2022, when the Portuguese squad was preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
According to the rumors, the former Real Madrid player spent a night with Georgilaya at the Solverde Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia. She alleged Ronaldo sent her a text inviting her to his room after she posed for selfies with other football players.
She said, “When I read the message, I thought that if I went there we would just talk, get to know each other better, maybe I could get some more photos, I didn’t think that, in that situation, there would be sex. The fact is, it happened. It was consented on my part, but despite that, I felt manipulated, by the fame and power of Cristiano Ronaldo.”
The star player, on his part, denied the accusation saying, “It is completely false and defamatory”.
Is she on social media?
Eva Maria dos Santos has a profile on Instagram with close to 80k followers. But it is managed by her parents. She is too young to have an official Instagram profile. After all, social media prohibits people under 12 years to have a profile.
Her father, on the other hand, is one of the most popular people on social media. In September 2021, he reached over 230 million followers, becoming the most followed person ever on Instagram. And in June 2023, he has more than 587 million followers.
Eva dos Santos is also too young to earn any money. She lives off her parents’ wealth. Luckily, her father is one of the wealthiest and most successful athletes of all time.
As of June 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is at estimated $500 million. His collection of luxury sports cars is worth more than $20 million. He has not one, but five Ferrari and three Bugatti cars.
You can say Eva is set for life, no matter what happens.