MAY 2000 For the first time, the singer made a relationship public. The girlfriend? A law student from Argentina named Valeria Liberman. Cristian and his mother, Verónica Castro, went to her graduation from law school in Argentina. Within days, the Mexican singer would ask her to marry him.
JULY 2000 The couple announced their engagement and spent a few days in Punta del Este, Uruguay, where they looked very in love and acted like an ordinary couple, to the point of buying groceries at the supermarket together. The wedding was set for November 5 th of that year, but they ended up breaking up before that.
MARCH 2003 In December of 2002, Cristian met the Paraguayan Gabriela Bo. Three months later, the two got married at the bride's parents' house in Asunción , Paraguay. Mother Verónica Castro was in the front row. The marriage lasted nearly one year. On March 5th, 2004, the singer asked for a divorce from the model. She accused him of being unfaithful and even of abusing her during their time together.
JULY 2004 On July 31st, just 18 days after ending his marriage with the model, Cristian tied the knot with Valeria in a Jewish ceremony in Key Biscayne, FL. While the singer admitted that he never stopped loving the lawyer, Verónica Castro didn't hide her disapproval for her son's spontaneity, as she didn't even attend the ceremony.
JUNE 2005 The couple's first child was born on June 16th, 2005. The singer gave a press conference to announce to the world that he was a father. "It was a sublime and moving moment, full of both fear and love...Now my commitment is to her", he exclaimed.
JANUARY 2007 Confirming what was a widely whispered secret, Verónica Castro revealed in an interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL that since her son's marriage to Liberman, the mother and son were no longer close, and she hadn't even met her granddaughter. "There are people you like and people you don't like, people you can't deal with, and I felt like she couldn't stand me", she said of her relationship with Valeria.
JULY 2007 The pair announced in April that they were expecting a second child, this time a boy. At the Premios Juventud in Coral Gables, FL, the singer was affectionate with his wife and rubbed her growing belly. So of course it was a surprise when Cristian announced to PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL in an exclusive August 9 th interview that the two had become distant on July 28th, and that he was moving to Mexico. Simone and the couple's future son will stay with their mom in Miami.