COVER STORY - Noelia Confronts Her Demons
In the November PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, the Puerto Rican singer admits to a migraine-medicine addiction and talks about the rehab process that helped her escape her depression
In an exclusive interview for the November issue of PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, Noelia tells us about the detox process she underwent in order to free herself from her addiction to migraine pills. Despite what her mother, Yolandita Monge, claims, the Puerto Rican says she's not bipolar, but does admit to being diagnosed as clinically depressed.
“I feel ridiculous telling this story because there are things, details that are very, very [atrocious], so I say: ‘It's easier if people just think I'm crazy,'” the 30-year-old singer says in reference to the alleged abuse she suffered at the hand of her ex-manager and stepfather, Carlos Topy Mamery. According to Noelia, between 2003 and 2004, Mamery forced her to have intimate relations with him by threatening to ruin her career and leave her on the street.
And when Noelia speaks openly about her tumultuous relationship with her mom, she says: “[my grandparents] are my only family.”
The artist also chats about her upcoming album, called Caribbean Queen, which will mark her crossover to the English-speaking market.
Don't miss the full interview in the November issue, on sale Oct. 1 on magazine stands, with Juanes on the cover