Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears as Piers Morgan presented him with a video he’d never seen before of his late father.
In his upcoming documentary Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan, the Good Morning Britain host showed the legendary footballer a clip of his dad Dinis, a year before he died of alcoholism in 2004, being interviewed on Norweigan television outside his house.
Upon being shown the footage, which sees Dinnis speaking about how proud he was of his son, Ronaldo cried.
‘I never saw the video,’ he said. ‘I never saw that video. Unbelievable.’
‘To hear your father speak about how proud he was of you must mean a lot to you,’ Piers said.
Ronaldo replied: ‘Yes, a lot. I think the interview would be funny, but I didn’t expect to cry.‘But I never saw these images. I don’t know where you … I have to have these images to show my family.
‘But I really don’t know my father 100%. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.’
Ronaldo then explained that he has a great sadness over the fact his dad never fully appreciated him being number one.
‘He never saw how great you became,’ Piers commented.
‘Never. Never,’ Ronaldo admitted. The gripping documentary is set to air on Tuesday, with Piers teasing: ‘Ronaldo is a football genius and a global superstar.
‘He’s also a compelling character and this is the most revealing interview he has ever given. Prepare to laugh and cry and to be shocked and inspired.’
Piers recently attended Ronaldo’s new CR7 fragrance launch party in Italy after he interviewed the sporting star for the hour-long ITV show.
Gushing about the opportunity, Piers wrote on his Instagram: ‘It’s a wrap! Just finished an astonishing interview in Turin with @Cristiano – the biggest star on the planet.
‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be shocked & you’ll be utterly fascinated. An extraordinary footballer, an extraordinary man.’, Metro reports.