Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has admitted she tried to abort the footballer when she was pregnant, according to reports.
In an autobiography released in Portugal on Friday, Dolores Aveiro claims her doctor refused to go through with the procedure.
In desperation, she turned to home remedies of drinking warm beer and heavy exercise.
According to the Daily Star, Ronaldo’s mum wrote: ‘I wanted to abort but the doctor didn’t support my decision.’
She also revealed Ronaldo found out about the incident.
She added: ‘He told me when he found out, “Look mum, you wanted to abort and now I’m the one who’s pulling the purse-strings in the house.”’
Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid after a spell with Manchester United, suffered World Cup heartbreak this summer as Portugal were knocked out at the group stage.