Cristiano Ronaldo sent the rumour mill into a spin when he sparked speculation that he is about to become a dad for the second time. Last month the Real Madrid star celebrated a goal by placing a football under his shirt, a gesture which is commonly used among players who are expecting a baby.
Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhãque also claimed that Cristiano is planning to have a second child through a surrogate mother in the US.
However his mum Dolores Aveiro has set the record straight and rubbished such claims, HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo already has a five-year-old mini-me son
"No, it's a lie," Dolores said at the launch of her autobiography Madre Coraje in Madrid. The 63-year-old went on to praise her son, who last year scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.
"Cristiano is a good son," she said. "He always makes sure that his family and friends are looked after, because he loves them so much."
"He always wants more and has a strong character, like his mother," she added.
His mum Dolores Aveiro set the record straight, saying: "No, it's a lie"
Dolores' new book tells of her difficult past, which she wanted to set in paper to use as an example for other women suffering around the world. Dolores did, however, admit that her son wasn't as eager about the publication of her story.
"It was a little complex because Ronaldo is known throughout the world and he wasn't that pleased that everyone would know his mother's story," said Dolores.
"What affected me most was when I lost my mother," she added. "I was very young and my dad had a lot of children. I grew up in an orphanage in Madeira, without my mother and away from my dad and siblings."
Last month Cristiano sparked rumours that he is about to become a dad again
Dolores is the proud grandmother to five-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, who is affectionately nicknamed Cristianinho by the family. The little boy was born in the US; his dad Cristiano has never publicly revealed the identity of his son's mother, and he has full custody of his child.
Speaking about adding to his brood, the football legend previously told FHM: "Five or six children? Why not? I have the necessary means and want them. I just need to find the right woman."