• Cristiano Ronaldo with his children (Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo believes being a father has "softened" him and helped give him a new outlook on life as he prepares to welcome his fourth child.
9 Nov 2017 - 12:04 PM  UPDATED 9 Nov 2017 - 12:04 PM

Ronaldo first became a dad when Cristiano Jr was born in 2010, before welcoming twins Mateo and Eva by a surrogate mother in June 2017.

Ronaldo posts first picture holding his twins
Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has posted the first picture of him holding his newborn twins, which were born to a surrogate mother in the United States.

Then, in July, Ronaldo confirmed that his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is expecting to give birth to the couple's first child, a girl named Alana Martina, in November.

And the 32-year-old feels as though having children has had a profound impact on how he looks at the world, calling family life his "greatest privilege".

Ronaldo reveals the name of his unborn daughter
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram to reveal the name of his daughter, who is due to be born in November.

"Fatherhood has taught me things of love that I never knew existed," Ronaldo told ¡Hola!

"It has softened me up and given me a new perspective on what really matters in life.

"Seeing my family grow is, honestly, the greatest privilege I have had. I enjoy every second."