First they were separated, then distanced, and now we’re talking about divorce. Even though singer Cristian Castro declared last night to cameras in the Los Angeles airport that he and his wife, lawyer Valeria Liberman, were not separated, the divorce suit presented to her by the Miami courts says it all.
On Aug. 16, exactly one week after the singer’s exclusive interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL in which he first spoke of the couple’s distancing and his future relationship with his kids, Castro presented a divorce plea to the Miami-Dade County Family Court.
In the divorce plea, the singer says the marriage is beyond repair. Castro, 32, asks for shared custody of their daughter, Simone Candy, 2, and of their future child, expected to arrive in December. The court must also decide the alimony payments.
The artist would also like their material goods to be divided equally, with the exception of those acquired before the marriage. He hopes that their 2.6 million-dollar home, which was bought five months after their December 2004 marriage, be divided in his favor, or for that quantity to be kept in mind when dividing the goods and when deciding custody and visitation rights regarding the kids.
The plea also specifies that when the two got married, Castro invested substantially in the posh Miami home bought by the couple.
Castro hopes that the shared custody will allow him to spend plenty of time with his children so that he, like Liberman, 32, can take part in their lives.
The divorce suit was signed Aug. 14 in Coral Gables, Miami, in the presence of Castro’s lawyer. In it Castro says that he’s willing to pay Liberman’s legal fees. We tried to speak with his lawyer, but she didn’t respond to Peopleenespanol.com’s phone calls.
Castro is currently in Los Angles after traveling there from Mexico to promote his new album El indomable. Liberman and daughter Simone came from Miami to the same city. The night of Aug. 28, the couple arrived separately to different terminals. When a reporter asked Liberman about the situation, she responded: “No comment.”
In his interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, Castro declared that he would move to Mexico, but that he would buy an apartment in Miami in order to stay close to his kids. He said of his daughter: “She definitely won’t be lacking the love, respect and ambition to succeed in her life that perhaps I lacked to succeed in my own.”