Cristiano Ronaldo‘s brother has celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary in a lavish ceremony in Madeira.
The vowel renewal, at a church in Funchal, saw Hugo Aveiro and his wife Rubina relive their wedding day.
Rubina stunned in a fishtail gown with a plunging sweetheart neckline while Hugo – who runs Rolando’s museum on the Portuguese island – looked dapper in a grey suit.
Joining the pair was Ronaldo’s sisters Elma and Katia and their mother Maria, as well as Hugo and Rubina’s children Alícia Beatriz Aveiro, 23, and their younger son Hugo Tomas.
Despite not making the ceremony, Ronaldo did send a video message wishing his brother and sister-in-law congratulations. On Sunday, he scored his 400th goal since turning 30 in a 2-0 win for Al Nassr.
Cristiano’s elder sister Elma, who herself is an influencer with 677,000 followers shared many photos inside the event.
Stunning in a floor length purple gown, the influencer opted for high glamour with the plunging neckline and £3,400 Valentino bag.
Her daughter Eleonor, 18, opted for a silken burgundy number with an open back and metallic straps.
Meanwhile, Katia, 46, looked gorgeous in green in another floor length number.
The singer, who performs in Portugal under the stage name Ronalda, paired the emerald gown with a classic gold chain and heels.
Their mother, Maria Dolores, completed the colourful line-up in a Barbie-pink jumpsuit.
‘My heart can’t take it. My family, my people, love above all,’ Elma wrote in a sweet Instagram post.
Despite living a jetset lifestyle, playing in Manchester, Madrid and now Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo has remained close to his siblings, who all still live in Maderia, Portugal.
He’s helped Hugo in his battle against drink and substance abuse, including paying for a stint in rehab.
‘There’s no doubt his money helped to save Hugo,’ their mother Dolores was quoted as saying in the Daily Record in 2007. ‘Things might have turned out a lot differently if Cristiano hadn’t been a footballer.’
Hugo now works as manager for Ronaldo’s museum in Madeira.
There is a history of addiction in Ronaldo’s family. He lost his father, Dinis, when he was 20.
‘Cristiano has seen what drink and drugs can do to people close to him and it’s part of the reason why he’s become who he is today,’ Dolores said.
‘What happened to our family explains why Cristiano doesn’t have vices. He doesn’t smoke and doesn’t drink. His addiction is football.
‘Dinis drank himself into an early grave which left Cristiano devastated. Cristiano was very close to his dad.
‘He would have loved him to still be around to see the player he is today. It’s very sad.’