Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a career that many dream of in the world of football. And by his side, watching his success, is his mother, Maria Dolores. Maria Dolores has supported her son’s football career from the very beginning.
Who is Cristiano Ronaldo’s мother Maria Dolores?
Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and Ronaldo’s father, Jose Diniz Aveiro, raised the footballer and his siblings in the Funchal parish of Santo Antonio. However, during the film documentary entitled Ronaldo, she admitted that she considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him. In the film, she says, “He is a child that I wanted to abort. God didn’t want that to happen, and I was blessed because of that, and God didn’t punish me. Sometimes Ronaldo makes fun of me and says, ‘You didn’t want me to be born. But now you see that I’m here helping all of you.’ And, well, sometimes we have a laugh about that.”
Dolores attempted to stay out of the public eye until she created social media profiles a few years ago. She now regularly updates her followers with sweet snaps of herself and her family. Her Instagram account, @doloresaveiroofficial, boasts an impressive 2.9 million followers. In 2007, Dolores was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over a decade later, the mum of four was left distraught when she discovered the cancer she had once beaten had returned in 2019. A year later, Dolores was admitted to the hospital once more after suffering from a stroke. During her times of poor health, Ronaldo has always been right by her bedside.
In November 2022, the Portugal star shocked the world by lifting the lid on his situation at Old Trafford in an explosive interview with The Sun’s Piers Morgan. In the wake of her son’s interview, Maria has remained quiet and let her daughters Katia and Elma attack his critics on social media. However, after reports discussing Manchester United’s plan to cut all ties with the footballer, the 67-year-old made her feelings crystal clear. Showing support to her son, Maria responded to an open letter by journalist and writer Luis Osorio which included a cutting description of United manager Erik ten Hag. “As far as the Dutchman who has managed you in these last few months goes, I just want to laugh. How can you compare what you are to a miserable footnote in football history!”
How мany siƄlings does Cristiano Ronaldo haʋe?
Cristiano Ronaldo has two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Catia, as well as a brother named Hugo. He grew up in a Catholic and impoverished home, sharing a room with his siblings. Ronaldo has publicly spoken about his distant relationship with his father, who passed away at the age of 53 due to liver disease. Dolores, his mother, now lives very closely with the footballer, his partner Georgina Rodriguez, and their five children.
What did Maria Dolores do for a liʋing?
Maria Dolores, Ronaldo’s mother, spends much of her time taking care of her grandchildren, which she often shares on social media. Her Instagram account, @doloresaveiroofficial, is followed by an impressive 2.9 million people. Before her current lifestyle, Dolores owned a restaurant in Brazil called Casa Aveiro. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, she regretfully informed customers that the business would be closing its doors for the last time.