People Staff
May 21, 2008 AT 04:00 PM EDT

The love story that began in 1999 when the former Miss Universe Cecilia Bolocco interviewed the former President of Argentina Carlos Saúl Menem, came to an abrupt end, according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. During the celebration of her 43rd birthday on Monday, the Chilean TV hostess said that her marriage to Menem -the father of her 5-year-old son Máximo Saúl- was over.

“We’ve already done all the talking, it’s final,” Bolocco told the newspaper during the party.

The divorce process began in May of 2007 after a magazine published some photos of the former beauty queen almost nude with an Italian businessman in her house in Miami, FL.

Even though at that time she was already separated from 77-year-old Menem -who is 34 years older than her- the publication of these racy photos accelerated the divorce process.

Bolocco, who is now a fashion designer, told El Mercurio: “This is the year to start enjoying life and [appreciating] how wonderful it is to have a healthy son and my entire family here with me.” And regarding her love life, Menem’s ex wife is a firm believer of that old saying: “you can’t look for love, love must find you.”

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