After months of speculation, it seems that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez are expecting a child.
Spanish publication El Mundo reports that the father-of-three said he was "very happy" when asked about the baby on the way. His other half is rumoured to be at least five months pregnant.
Until now, Ronaldo had stayed silent as Rodriguez's growing curves continued to make headlines. For fans, snaps of the model wearing a figure-hugging dress, while showing what appeared to be a burgeoning bump, while on holiday in Ibiza with the footballer, was all the confirmation they needed.
The latest pregnancy report comes amid rumours that the couple are preparing to walk down the aisle after the former sales assistant dropped a huge hint on image sharing app Instagram.
The 22-year-old beauty's eagle-eyed followers noticed that she had started following the accounts of several wedding dress boutiques. Popular Spanish designers Pronovias, Herve Moreau and Vicky Martin Berrocal are just a few of the accounts Rodriguez is following.
Ronaldo, who is currently enjoying a well-earned break after another successful season, has been revelling in fatherhood since welcoming twins Eva and Mateo via surrogate in the United States back in June.
"So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life," the Portuguese national captioned the image of him holding his son and daughter in his arms. He is already father to Cristiano Ronaldo Junior, who was born to a surrogate in June 2010.
A spokeswoman for Ronaldo declined to comment on the pregnancy confirmation when contacted by IBTImes UK.