By Dave Andrusko
It’s only initially a brief story in a small paper, later picked up by newspapers such as The Daily Mail newspaper, but what a story. We are only a week out from the FIFA World Cup and the mother of Portugal’s super-star soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed in a “tell-all” autobiography that she tried to abort her now 29-year-old son.
Dolores Aveiro’s book, titled “Mother Courage,” was released in Portugal today.
Details are sketchy at this point, but after a doctor refused to abort the child, Aveiro said she tried a “home recipe.”
“I wanted to abort but the doctor didn’t support my decision,” she says in the book. “She went on to explain she drank warm ale and ‘ran till she dropped,’ without achieving her aim,” the Daily Mail’s Steve Hopkins reported.
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According to The Independent newspaper, Ronaldo cited work commitments as the reason he was not at the official launching of “Mother Courage.” Aveiro
“says that the football star already knew of the attempted abortion and the pair are able to light-heartedly reflect on the past.
“’He told me when he found out, ‘Look mum, you wanted to abort and now I’m the one who’s pulling the purse-strings in the house.’”
The Daily Star reports that Ronaldo has a son, who is now three. Who the mother is and the circumstances surround the boy’s birth remain something Ronaldo has kept private.
The Daily Star’s Gerald Couzens concluded his story, noting
“Dolores revealed in the approved biography, written by a Portuguese author, that she picked the child up from a clinic in Florida while Cristiano was playing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“Speaking of the moment Cristiano told her he would be a father, he had said: ‘I’m going to have a child and I want you to be the one to help me educate him and give him love, as you’ve always done with me and my brothers and sisters.’”