The Portugal captain and partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, tragically revealed that their newborn son, named Angél, had died during birth on April 18, but his twin daughter Bella survived.
‘Probably the worst moment I passed through in my life since my father died,’ Ronaldo is heard telling Morgan in the latest clip shared from his TalkTV interview, which airs in full on Wednesday and Thursday.
‘When you have a kid you expect everything will be normal and when you have a problem it’s hard.
‘Me and Gio (Georgina) had difficult moments. It was very, very difficult to understand what is going on in that period of my life.
‘The football don’t stop, we had many competitions. It was probably the most difficult moment in my life.’
Ronaldo added that he keeps Angél’s ashes close to those of his father’s, who passed away of liver failure in 2005, at a chapel in his home.
Cristiano Ronaldo became emotional as he discussed the death of his newborn son in April
Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez tragically revealed their newborn son had died during birth on April 13, and three months later his twin daughter was also hospitalised
Ronaldo revealed he keeps his son’s ashes close to his father’s in a chapel at his home
In April they confirmed death of baby boy as ‘the greatest pain’, but said baby girl survived
‘I talk with them all the time and they are on my side,’ he added, in quotes carried by the Sun.
‘You know they help me to be a better man, to be a better person, to be a better father.
‘And it’s something that I am really proud of… the message that they send me, especially my son.’
Ronaldo becomes emotional during the discussion with Morgan about the tragedy and goes on to add how he cried alongside his eldest child, Cristiano Jnr, when breaking the news of Angél’s death to the other children.
‘The kids start to say “where’s the other baby, where’s the other baby?”‘ he explains, discussing his fiancée arriving home with one twin, before adding that he wanted to be honest as they worked through the grieving process.
He said that he cried with his eldest son Cristiano Jr, 12, as he told him of the death of Ángel in his bedroom.
However, Eva and Mateo, five, and Alana Martina, four, took longer to process the news.
Ronaldo explained that he told them after about a week that Ángel went to Heaven after they asked where the baby was.
Georgina shares daughter Alana, three, with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jr, 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four
After the loss of their baby, Angel is still part of their lives. He explained that the children will say that they have done things for him and point to the sky.
Ronaldo added that he has told the truth to his kids and will not lie to them, something which he described as a ‘difficult process.’
He also believes that the trauma of losing his newborn son brought him and his girlfriend closer together as a result.
He added that they had hard times but realised they had to be happy too because of their other kids and having Bella.
Ronaldo explained that he never expected to be happy and sad in the same moment, something which he said was hard to explain and said was crazy.
Describing the situation as ‘so difficult’, he continued, saying that he did not know what to do and could not define how he felt in the moment after losing his baby.
But he added that their baby Bella, the other twin, who is now six months old, is a spectacular, beautiful girl and they are very proud of her.
Georgina and Ronaldo famously met while she was working as a retail assistant in Madrid
The Manchester United attacker famously met Rodriguez while she worked as a retail assistant for Gucci in Madrid during his time playing for Real Madrid.
Along with Bella, their youngest child, Rodriguez shares daughter Alana, three, with Ronaldo.
It was put to Ronaldo that the grief of losing a child could bring irreparable damage to their relationship – but he countered that he now feels ‘more love for her’ and his kids as a result.
He added that he began to see life with a different perspective after losing their child.
Ronaldo has had an extensive sit-down with Morgan as part of an interview which will air in two parts over Wednesday and Thursday.
Earlier in the week Ronaldo sensationally accused Manchester United of doubting his daughter Bella was ill in hospital when he told them it was the reason he arrived back late for pre-season training in the summer.
Ronaldo (left) believes the grief of losing his son has brought the whole family closer together
Rodriguez pictured heading on a family holiday back in the summer, holding daughter Bella
Ronaldo has also alleged that Red Devils officials ‘didn’t believe something was going wrong’ when he arrived back late for pre-season and put it down to his baby daughter’s illness.
The Portugal star and Rodriguez received a personal note of condolence from the Royal Family but in his tell-all interview, the United icon blasted his club for a lack of ’empathy’
Ronaldo and Rodriguez’s daughter was hospitalised just three months after the tragic loss of their son, marking a devastating and challenging period for the couple.
However, The Manchester Evening News have since claimed that sources at United completely dispute the allegations, claiming that Ronaldo’s camp was grateful at the time for the way in which the club handled the matter of his compassionate leave.