Claudia Villafañe Biography – Claudia Villafañe Wiki
Claudia Villafañe is an Argentine businesswoman and producer. She is famously known worldwide for her marriage to Diego Maradona an Argentine professional football player and manager. Maradona passed on Wednesday, November 25, after suffering from a heart attack. She met him when she was 17 years old in Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires. Their marriage took place in the mythical Luna Park on November 7, 1989. From this intense and at the same time stormy relationship and while pregnant with her first daughter, Dalma, she learned on television that Maradona had become the father of Diego Armando Maradona Junior, along with the Italian Cristiana Sinagra. However, Diego denied that paternity. And, although justice forced him to give the boy his surname, he continued to deny it for more than thirty years. He denied it to his wife, his daughters, his own son, and any journalist who would ask. And Claudia moved on with the couple and, at age two, gave birth to their second daughter called Gianinna.
She started to ask for divorce on March 7, 1998, by leaving home, after being married for 13 years. She also sought custody of her daughters, Dalma and Gianina, who by then were 15 and 12 years respectively. In 1999 she took part in the telenovela Muñeca brava starring Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Arana. She was invited to dozens of entertainment programs such as Sábado Bus, Susana Giménez, Perfect Escape, La caula de la Moda, Pasapalabra, CQC, Fútbol Para Todos, Morfi, todos a la mesa and Como ring al finger, among many others. She lived in Italy for several years where she not only took care of her family but also of the administration of several Maradona businesses. In 2003 she produced the play Pijamas with Fabián Gianola, Mario Pasik, Victoria Onetto, Anita Martínez, Luciana Salazar, and Jorge Taiana.
In 2005, together with Diego Maradona, she did La Noche del 10, by El Trece, a program in which he tried to win her back on the air more than once. In 2008 she participated in the homage documentary Maradona by Kusturica by Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica based on the life of Maradona. In 2020 she is part of the team of contestants of the television program MasterChef Celebrity Argentina.
She was caught up in controversies as of 2015, where Maradona sued her for alleged fraud, fraud and embezzlement. Due to the popularity of the Maradona vs. Villafañe Case and the development of its investigations in other countries, several Argentine and foreign media covered the subject. In July 2020, after a court ruling, the dismissal of the said case against her ex-husband was revoked. In the same year (2020), the series Maradona, blessed dream was made, where her character was played by actresses Laura Esquivel and Julieta Cardinali. On that occasion, she provided a series of notes to tell that she had sent a document letter to its producers, Amazon and BTF Media because they did not ask her or her family for permission to use their identities.
Claudia Villafañe Age
She was born Claudia Roxana Villafañe Elías on January 22, 1962 in Buenos Aires , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Claudia Villafañe Husband
She was married to her long-time fiancé Diego Maradona on November 7, 1984, in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters, Dalma Nerea and Gianinna Dinorah by whom he became a grandfather in 2009. They divorced in 2003.
In 2017, after ten years of dating, she sealed her relationship with businessman and actor Jorge Taiana.
Claudia Villafañe Children
While married to her ex-husband Diego Maradona, they had two children called Dalma Nerea Maradona born on April 2, 1987, and Giannina Dinorah Maradona born on May 16, 1989.
Claudia Villafañe Family
She is the daughter of Ana María Elías and Roque Nicolás Villafañe.
Claudia Villafañe – Diego Maradona Death
On November 2, 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, apparently for psychological reasons. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious. After a day, he underwent emergency brain surgery to treat a subdural hematoma. He was discharged on November 12, 2020, after successful surgery and was supervised by doctors as an outpatient. On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a statement on social media, the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.” President Alberto Fernández issued three days of national mourning.
Selección Argentina, Argentina’s national soccer team, confirmed Maradona’s death on Twitter with a tribute.
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