Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina visits holy site months after son’s death

Georgina Rodriguez has made a surprise visit to the holy site of Fatima in Portugal six months after the devastating loss of one of her twins.

The 28-year-old joined pilgrims and other religious worshippers with her weekend visit to the spot where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three children more than 100 years ago.

Her poignant trip to the shrine came after unsettled Man United partner Cristiano Ronaldo missed his club’s pre-season tour because of a ‘family issue’.

His absence was linked at the time to the couple’s continuing attempts to overcome the pain of losing their baby boy on April 18 after Georgina went into childbirth.

His sister, named Bella Esmeralda by her doting parents, enjoyed her first family holiday this summer in Majorca.

Georgina took time out at the Fatima Sanctuary to ask for spiritual guidance, writing in a post alongside a series of photos she uploaded to Instagram: ‘Carry on guiding and illuminating my path, little virgin’ followed by a heart and angel emoticon.


She dressed in her customary glamorous style – turning heads among locals and visitors in a figure-hugging white dress, a Chanel headscarf and handbag and expensive Hermes sandals.

And video footage taken at the scene showed she was not alone – arriving at the shrine with her trusted twin bodyguards Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro and a TV crew.

Unconfirmed local reports said the images were recorded for a follow-up series to her six-part Netflix show, I Am Georgina, which aired in January and charted her rags-to-riches life from £10-an-hour shop worker to Ronaldo’s rock.


The holy site of Fatima, in Ourem a 90-minute drive north of Lisbon, was the place Kate and Gerry McCann visited in May 2007 to pray for the safe return of their missing daughter Madeleine.

It is not the first time Georgina has displayed her religious faith.

In the first series of I Am Georgina, she visited the cathedral in her native city of Jaca in northern Spain to pray.

She wrote alongside a photo she posted on Instagram at the time in front of Jesus on the cross: ‘So many prayers at your feet, so many wishes and tears.

‘Today finally I am reunited with you. Thank you for having illuminated my path and for having accompanied me always.’ 

Her partner’s Man United future is still up in the air, with the latest reports linking him to an emotional return to Lisbon side Sporting.

The five-times Ballon d’Or wants to leave Old Trafford a year early to continue playing Champions League football.

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