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People Staff
May 20, 2008 AT 06:00 PM EDT

Even though Mexican actress Edith González was able to keep the identity of her daughter Constanza’s father top secret for many years, an entertainment magazine revealed that politician Santiago Creel is the father of the 3-year-old girl.

The latest issue of Mexican magazine Mi guía contains a copy of the girl’s birth certificate, registered on March 4th of this year. The document states that the girl’s legitimate parents are the 53-year-old President of the Mexican Senate and the 41-year-old star of the musical Aventurera. The news caused quite a commotion, which urged the PAN leader to come forward and warn the press that neither he nor the girl’s famous mother would ever address the subject again.

“I want to say that this is an authentic record, I recognize Constanza as my daughter and I want to show my face here before you all,” he stated to Mexican newspaper Reforma. Creel also asked the press to respect the privacy rights of the girl and her mother.

There was much speculation surrounding the identity of Constanza’s father. Many still wonder why, if the girl was born in 2004, Creel waited until March of 2008 to sign the document that confirmed his paternity.

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