International soccer star and sex symbol Christiano Rinaldo announced yesterday via Facebook that he is the proud father of a baby boy born to an American surrogate mother who has chosen to remain anonymous. He wrote:
“It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship.
“No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.”
The Portugal team captain is currently dating Russian model Irina Shayk, who reacted on her Facebook page: “My boyfriend is now father of a boy.”