So cute! Proud dad Cristiano Ronaldo brought his adorable look-alike son, Cristiano Jr., to the world premiere of Ronaldo in London, on Monday, Nov. 9, and posed together with his 5-year-old son on the red carpet.
For their glamorous appearance, the international superstar and his son dressed up in dapper, tailored tuxes, complete with shiny shoes, ties, and crisp white oxford shirts. Little Cristiano bears a striking resemblance to his handsome dad, sharing the same oval-shaped eyes, boyish grin, sculpted cheekbones, and bronze glow.
The youngster even flashed a confident thumbs-up sign at cameras while his dad beamed with pride. “How thrilling to walk in the red carpet before Ronaldo film,” Ronaldo later wrote on Instagram alongside a group shot of the film’s crew and other key players on the red carpet. “Great feelings! #ronaldofilm.”
The now-legendary soccer stud, 30, welcomed his son in 2010, while he was still dating supermodel Irina Shayk. However, Shayk wasn’t pregnant during the time, and the Real Madrid star has never revealed the mother’s identity.
In his 2007 memoir, Moments, the athlete foreshadowed his future fatherhood. “If it is a boy, then he should have the same ‘football’ genes as me. I will not say I would like to have a clone, but hope that our similarities would be easy to notice, at all levels.”
As evidenced in the premiere pics and an Instagram photo from this past weekend, it appears Ronaldo got his wish. In his November 2014 Men’s Health cover story, Ronaldo gushed about fatherhood. “My son gives me a lot of joy,” he dished. “It’s almost like a dream every day.”
He also credited his mom, Maria Dolores Aveiro, for raising him to be different. She also joined Ronaldo and Christiano Jr. on the red carpet on Monday. “My mother taught me to always be myself,” Ronaldo told Men’s Health in the same issue. “Some people may like it and some may not, and that’s fine. I think it helped me to develop a strong character.”
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