Monday, Jan 22, 2018 | Last Update : 02:06 AM IST
Ronaldo had seemingly paid the woman a reported sum of £10 million to not only keep her identity a secret but also to give up the baby.
Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo became a father yet again. This time it’s twins via surrogacy. His first child, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, was the result of a one-night stand with an American waitress. Post the paternity test, Ronaldo had seemingly paid the woman a reported sum of £10 million to not only keep her identity a secret but also to give up the baby.
The ace footballer chose to be a parent again. And the big question doing the rounds is why did he opt for surrogacy, especially since he is in a relationship. Well, the answer could be anybody’s guess, but Ronaldo is widely known for his obsession over his looks. In fact, he has often been called a narcissist. So, one theory is that he wanted to create perfection and hence found a stunning woman to carry his child. Even as we open this to debate as to what makes people like Ronaldo, who have money, fame and love, opt for surrogacy rather than the traditional family set up, there are no right or wrong answers.
Experts say that it is quite a calculated move. Psychologist Parul Khona, who has had many clients opting for surrogacy, says, “Divorce and break-ups are common, especially with celebs. So, commitment could be an issue. Maybe he wants to make sure that he won’t have to share or stay away from his child for long periods if anything were to go wrong in the relationship.”
Psychologist Mamta Rajesh agrees. “Lives of celebrities, especially that of a sports star, are hectic and at times even complicated. Ronaldo has dedicated his life to football, and he may not have the emotional bandwidth to have a regular family with a wife or a girlfriend, with whom there is also the chance of a break-up. However, he comes from a disturbed family, as his father was an alcoholic. So, he may be wanting to nurture a relationship closest to a family and surrogacy provided him with that option,” says Mamta.
Richa Khepawat, a relationship expert and couples’ counsellor, gives an insight into the same idea. “Many people feel the need to be a parent, but don’t want to get married. Take for instance, Sushmita Sen. She has proved that there is no set chronology, so she has adopted twice, even though she is unmarried. Ronaldo might have chosen to go in for surrogacy because he can afford to bring up the children. Being a single parent by choice is not unhealthy if you can do it well,” she says.
But, although he seems to make an ideal father now, Parul says that his narcissistic personality may affect his kids. “Such complexes could get passed on to the children, and they may show such traits when they grow up,” she says.