“Family is the only thing you don’t get to choose in life and I think it’s meant to be that way, but blood is thicker than water and loyalty is something I cherish a lot.” These were the words of Miss Universe Malta Jade Cini as she called for prayers for her father Reginald Cini’s health, which is unfortunately at risk.
Reginald, better known as Reggie Cini, is one of the more popular goalkeepers in Malta’s football history, who also formed part of the Maltese national team at one point. The model took to Facebook to share that, despite their ‘turbulent relationship and differences,’ she chooses to stand by him in the worst of times because that is family.
The post received hundreds of comments wishing Cini well, garnering over 1,000 likes and 400 comments. His daughter shared that “things don’t seem promising, but [she] has faith in a fighter like [him].”