Cristiano Ronaldo 34, told Piers Morgan that he barely knew his dad Dinis who was a former soldier before he died in 2005 aged 52.
He said: “I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. He was a alcoholic person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”
After being shown footage of Dinis giving an interview about his son ahead of Euro 2004 in Portugal, Cristiano welled up on hearing him speak with so much pride.
Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what makes him sad when reflecting on his dad, who was affected by wars in Mozambique and Angola. The Portuguese superstar said: “To be the number one and he don’t see nothing, and he don’t see to receive awards, to see what I became.”
The star also spoke about his girlfriend of three year Georgina Rodriguez
The Spanish model, 25, is the mother of three of his four children. He said: “She helped me so much. Of course I’m in love for her.
“She’s the mum of my kids, and I’m so passion for her, you know.
“It’s great. She’s my friend. We have conversations. I open the heart for her and she open the heart for me.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s emotional interview with Piers Morgan will be showed on ITV at 9pm tomorrow.