Cristiano does not take his connection with his mother or his mother herself for granted as he is aware of the effort that his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, put in in order to bring him up, which was a blessing for him.
Maria, a single mother who was responsible for providing food for her son Cristiano, put in long hours at work and sometimes skipped meals in order to achieve this goal. He is well aware that he would not be where he is today if it were not for his mother’s determination, support, and the many sacrifices she made for him.
The well-known soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was questioned by a reporter about the reason why his mother still lived with him. After all, he is a fully grown adult with a well-respected occupation. It is within his financial means to provide her with a new residence.
“My mother gave her life to protect me so that she could raise me. She needed to fill her stomach first before she could give me food. We had no cash on hand. She worked as a housekeeper seven days a week and at night so that I could participate in sports like football.
She is the inspiration behind all of my accomplishments. And for as long as she lives, she will always have all I can offer her in her possession. She is both a safe haven for me and the most wonderful gift I could ever ask for.”
When Cristiano wished his mother a happy birthday through the internet, it was yet another touching moment for the pair.
A picture of Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother was posted on social media along with the following message: “Happy birthday to the best mother in the world, a warrior who always taught me to never give up, the best grandmother my children could ever hope to have.”