Christiano Ronaldo clearly wished to keep the baptism of his son Christiano a discreet affair as he hired armed military police to be security guards at the event. The Real Madrid player arranged the baptism as a celebration of his child’s first birthday on the 17 June.
The baptism took place at the Alochete airbase chapel near Lisbon. Ronaldo was not spotted arriving but his sister Catia and his girlfriend Irina Shayk were snapped turning up at the base. Portuguese singer Tony Carreira was also seen and it is thought that he sang at the after-party that was held at Catia’s house.
Ronaldo’s nephew Denis, is also reported to have been baptised at the same time. Photos of two cakes, one with Christiano’s name and the other with Denis’ name iced on them were seen.
Catia said, “The baptism was fantastic, beautiful.”
The former Manchester United player’s announcement last July that he had become a father seemed to be a bolt from the blue. The identity of the mother is not certain and Christiano Jnr. is under his father’s “exclusive guardianship”.
Ronaldo shares the care of his one-year-old with his mother Dolores and sisters Catia and Elma.