Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valvede and his partner, Mina Bonino, welcomed their first child to the world at 00:02 CET on February 20.
Bonino was in labour for 14 hours and she posted a photo of herself, Valverde and their child on Instagram a few hours later.
“After 14 hours of labour, with the last three being very difficult, I am convinced that one draws strength from where one does not have when bringing a child into the world, and all the pain was worth it,” she wrote.
“On 20/02/2020 at 00:02, Benicio Valverde was born in Madrid due to a very difficult but successful natural birth. We love you, son.
“I hope you know how expected you were and how much we wanted to meet you.
“To you, Dad, who is my partner, my husband, who is unconditionally by my side and while I was pushing, you told me, ‘let’s go, chimuela, it’s coming out.’ Here is our prize and this is your best goal.”
The relationship between the Uruguayan and Argentine has been very intense.
They met on social media and, although Bonino did not want to start a relationship with the player at first because she is five years older than him, after two months of talking, she left everything and came to Spain to be with Valverde.