Ronaldo's family confirms former fiancee's pregnancy 2008-05-14 08:00:22   Print

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Football forward Ronaldo's mother told the Brazilian press on Tuesday that the player's former fiancee Maria Beatriz Antony, who left him following the scandal prompted by his involvement with three transvestites, is expecting his child.

    According to Sonia Nazario, the family celebrated the news, which she acknowledged on Saturday. The information was confirmed by Antony's father, Luiz Antony, who also talked to press on Tuesday.

    However, Ronaldo, who is in Rio to recover from a knee surgery, said in an interview at a TV show on Tuesday morning that he does not know well what is going on, as he has not talked to his fiancee since the incident with the transvestites took place, in April. He also said to be amazed by "how things leak," in relation to the first rumors over Antony's pregnancy, released in the local press on Sunday.

    Antony broke up with the Milan forward after a Brazilian transvestite called Andrea Albertino charged him with refusing to pay for her services as prostitute, which he had allegedly used ina night out in Rio. Ronaldo told the police that he thought Albertino and two other transvestites were actually female prostitutes, and that he tried to call off the service as soon as he realized the misunderstanding.

    Antony, who was engaged to the player, left his apartment in Rio on the day after the scandal exploded, and moved back to her parents' home in Brasilia.

    Since then, Ronaldo has publicly admitted to his mistake, and stressed that he was heterosexual and that he did not have sex with the transvestites. According to friends and relatives, his attitude towards the incident could be helping him get Antony to forgive him.

    Nevertheless, Ronaldo stressed in the interview on Tuesday that he does not know whether his former fiancee will forgive him, and added that he was still too regretful of what he did.

    "I do not know what is going to happen, but I pray for everything to turn out fine," said Ronaldo.

Editor: An Lu
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