Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro Biography

Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is the mother of famous Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family, struggles, personal life, etc.

Quick Facts

Birthday: December 31, 1954

Nationality: Portuguese

Famous: Portuguese Women Capricorn Women

Age: 65 Years, 65 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born in: Machico, Madeira

Famous as: Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother


Spouse/Ex-: José Dinis Aveiro

father: Jose Vivieros, , José Nunes

mother: Ângela dos Santos

children: Cristiano Ronaldo, Hugo Aveiro, Hugo dos Santos Aveiro, Katia Aveiro

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Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is the mother of famous Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo. Maria played a vital role in helping Ronaldo achieve his dream of becoming a famous footballer. When Ronaldo was 14 years old, his mother supported his decision of dropping out of school to focus solely on football. Today, Maria leads a luxurious life and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She has a massive fan following on social media as well; her Instagram page has more than 1.7 million followers. Maria has also been featured in various Portuguese magazines. In 2018, she lent her voice to a prominent character in an animated feature film titled ‘Snow.’

Early Life & Motherhood
Rise to Fame
  • Riding on her son’s popularity, Maria went on to become one of the most loved personalities in Portugal. She started appearing in featured articles and even entered showbiz by appearing in commercials for brands, such as ‘Maggi.’ Maria has also appeared alongside her famous son at various important events and award functions. Maria’s popularity reached its peak when a Portuguese writer decided to come up with her biography, which was titled ‘Mother Courage.’ In 2018, she landed an opportunity to lend her voice to a character named Avo Rosa in the animated film ‘Snow.’ She also lends her voice to various commercials from time to time. She is also extremely popular on Instagram, where she posts personal life pictures.
Personal Life
  • Maria Dolores dos Santos was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Fortunately, she recovered completely after several cycles of radiation therapy. However, she continues to take anti-cancer drugs to keep the disease at bay. Maria was the one who raised Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr., whose mother’s identity has not been revealed yet. She is close to all her grandchildren and often posts pictures of them on her Instagram page. She currently leads a luxurious life in a mansion. In 2015, she was stopped at Madrid’s ‘Barajas’ airport for carrying €55,000 in her hand luggage. According to Madrid’s rules against money laundering, the maximum amount an individual can carry without declaring the transfer is €10,000. Since Maria had failed to fill out the declaration form, her money was confiscated by the authorities. Maria did not remarry after her husband’s demise in 2005. According to a report, she is currently dating a man named Jose Andrade.

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