ONCE AND FOR ALL
For many years, it was rumored that Ricky Martin was gay. The Puerto Rican singer kept his private life to himself for most of his adult life, but on March 29th he cleared the air with a post on twitter stating, “Today I accept my homosexuality.”
YOU ARE THE FATHER
Since actress Erika Buenfil gave birth to her son, Nicolás, rumors circled that the real birth father was Ernesto Zedillo Jr. – ex-president of Mexico – and that he had convinced her to never reveal the truth behind it all. Whether that was true or not, finally in May of 2008, journalist Inés Gómez Mont, from the program Ventaneando (Azteca América), confirmed the hard facts on the air…leaving Zedillo Jr. to accept reality.
FOR THE BETTER
Actress Kate Del Castillo and former Mexican soccer star Luis García shared their vows with each other in a fairytale wedding back in February of 2001. The first few months were magical, until rumor got around claiming that he physically abused her. No one was buying the cover up so sure enough, Del Castillo filed for divorce due to both physical and psychological abuse. Once the split was finalized, she accepted it in a statement saying “Yes, that was the motive. I didn’t come forward with it at first because that’s how foolish women can be; I was in love which made me hide from my embarrassment.”
SAW IT COMING
For many weeks, it was rumored that Madonna and her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, were getting a divorce. The pop queen really fueled the fire when she began coming out to New York to see Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez at his games and eventually in October of 2008, the singer’s publicist put out a statement that read: “After seven and a half years of marriage, Madonna and Guy Ritchie have begun settling on a divorce.”
ONE FOR THE OTHER
Who could forget the dramatic break up between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston? While filming the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, headlines all over the world assured that Pitt had fallen under Angelina Jolie’s on set love spell. And while most discredited the publications and tabloids alike, they turned out to be right on the money. In an interview with Vogue magazine, Jolie admitted to falling in love with him while making the movie. Months afterwards, the birth of their first daughter, Shiloh Nouvell, solidified their union.
NO RUNNING FROM THE TRUTH
Straight out of a daytime drama was the story between Eddie Murphy and former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown, as a paternity battle ensued over the rightful father of Angel Iris born in 2007. Murphy was a bit disgruntled after the host of the Dutch show, RTL Boulevard asked the actor the truth regarding the rumors and he was quoted saying, “I don’t know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” A few months later, test results proved that he was indeed the father.
Although actress Edith González hid the identity of the true birth father of her first born daughter, Constanza, it was always assumed that it was politician Santiago Creel. A Mexican tabloid eventually fished out the facts and confirmed the paternity. Creel laid down his arms and confronted the pubic with a letter asking to respect the privacy of the actress and their daughter. González admitted to meeting him 25 years before at a bull run for the first time.
NOT FOOLING ANYONE
By the end of the third month into her pregnancy, we all knew Jennifer López was expecting. Both López and Marc Anthony’s publicists denied it and tried to move on. When she was six months along, designer Roberto Cavalli let slip the news but even then, J. Lo continued to deny it. Then in November of 2007, during their last concert of their tour together, the singer muffled out amongst a sea of applause, “Marc and I are expecting.” In which Anthony added, “I had no idea she was going to talk.” The rest was history.
SHAME ON YOU
The drama between singer Christian Castro and the supposed physical abuse of his mother Verónica Castro seemed endless. Some claimed it had something to do with an inheritance while others believed he had done it after she insulted his then wife. It wasn’t until journalist Gustavo Adolfo Infante confronted her that things became a bit clearer, as she never denied nor accepted the rumors. Then in 2008, amidst the court proceeding for divorce from his wife Valeria Liberman, Castro admitted to hitting his dear old mom.
A LONG TIME COMING...
When singer Luis Miguel and Aracely Arámbula were photographed together at a nightclub in Acapulco, the public thought it was just a fluke. However, they were also spotted in Venice not long after and before anyone could see it coming, they bore their first child together. The second came a while later and the buzz seemed to have diminished. New rumors circulated saying she was off living apart from him in Mexico while he made Los Angeles his home. It wasn’t until many months later when he was seen together with two other ladies that Arámbula came clean about their split during an exclusive interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL.
At the close of 2008, journalists Carmen Dominicci and Fernando Del Rincón really caused a stir when she accused the news anchor of domestic violence on different occasions. Not long after, Univision heads put the issue to rest as the now divorced couple was dismissed from their jobs at the network.
IN THE THICK OF IT ALL...
In early 2008, tabloids got their fill in of rumors when singer Rihanna missed her Grammy performance and vanished for a couple of days thereafter. All fingers pointed to then boyfriend, Chris Brown, who was rumored to have abused her violently just hours before the awards show. The silence didn’t last however as the young singer from Barbados officially accused him of aggression and pinned criminal charges on Brown.
For many years, it was believed that Cecilia Bolocco and Carlos Menem no longer lived together even though they were man and wife. The paparazzi had other plans though as they photographed the former Miss Universe, topless along with an Italian business man on the beaches of Miami. At that point, there was no point in living a double life so the former beauty queen eventually divorced her Argentinean counterpart.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE...
Actor Carlos Ponce, lead man on the soap Perro amor (Telemundo), spent more than a year denying the truth behind his supposed separation and divorce from his wife. That was until Venezuelan actress Fabiola Angulo, granted an exclusive chat with a known entertainment publication an aired out the details of the “passionate romance” between the two over the last year.
END OF THE ROAD
The entertainment world wept when news surfaced that cookie cutter couple, Adamari López and Luis Fonsi had finally split in November of 2008. A few weeks later, the Puerto Rican actress was interviewed by PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL and talked freely about the difficult time she was currently facing.
In 2007, singer Christian Chávez was arrested by police in New York after being caught with a marijuana joint which he claimed was not his, but was offered to him. PeopleEnEspanol.com obtained the police report concerning the incident which clearly stated that he had purchased the illegal substance and was arrested for possession. Days later, Chávez made an apology on the RBD group website.
OUT OF THE CLOSET
For most of his young career during the eighties, it was rumored that Pablo Ruiz was indeed gay. It wasn’t until just a couple of weeks ago on Argentine television, that the hit singer admitted to his sexual orientation and that he also shared a few smooches with Ricky Martin back in the day.
Actors Jorge Salinas and Elizabeth Álvarez were rumored to be having an on set romance during the filming of the soap Fuego en la sangre. Fátima Boggio, who at the time was married to the popular actor, claimed she had seen them together since the birth of their daughter Andrea Noli. The pair didn’t come clean until February of 2009, live on Mexican television.
DRAMA BECOMES REALITY
It was quite the tangled mess when rumors got around of actor Eduardo Santamarina leaving his partner for co-star Mayrín Villanueva (at the time married to Jorge Poza) on the set of the Univision soap Juan querendón. The guilt however got to Cecilia Galliano, a very close friend of Poza, and eventually aired their dirty laundry to the world. The two denied it of course until one day they came clean and also announced they would be expecting their first child together.
Way before actress Niurka Marcos and Juan Osorio officially divorced, rumors around the mill insisted she had been having an affair with co worker, Bobby Larios, who she eventually married and also divorced, setting her reputation apart from the rest.
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT
Singer Alejandra Guzmán is a magnet for controversy and has had more than her share of scandals for one lifetime already. In 2008, Guzmán’s daughter, Frida Sofía, was hospitalized for drug and alcohol overdose while she was also in rehab. At first, the family denied the ordeal and sent the singer away on supposed “business” but it was she who came forward with the news shortly after.
Last year, journalist Shanik Berman revealed that Guzmán came close to death after a cosmetic surgery on her butt went wrong. Once again, they denied the report until a doctor revealed the truth behind state of her health during the optional cosmetic operation.
It was very long before actress Belinda and soccer star Giovani dos Santos could open up freely about the relationship they maintained with one another. Even as she held his unborn child, she laughed at the thought of being linked to him.
WAS THAT SO HARD?
Galilea Montijo and boyfriend Jorge Krasovsky, assured the press that they were “just co-workers” until earlier this month, when they admitted to being an item.