Cristiano Ronaldo 'father to twins with surrogate mum'

Ronaldo and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr after the Juventus and Real Madrid Champions League final.
Ronaldo and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr after the Juventus and Real Madrid Champions League final.PHOTO: EPA

LISBON (AFP) - Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has become a father to twins with a surrogate mother, Portuguese media reported on Saturday (June 10).

Reports said the babies - a girl and boy named Eva and Mateo - were born on Thursday to a woman living on the US West Coast.

The captain of Portugal's victorious Euro 2016 team had his first son Cristiano Junior in June 2010 - also reportedly with a surrogate mother, although he has never confirmed it.

British tabloid The Sun had reported in March that the quadruple Ballon d'Or winner was expecting twins.

The 32-year-old striker is currently dating Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez.

The reports come after a twin-heavy week in the celebrity world, after George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal welcomed newborns Ella and Alexander.