Few days after the end of the year, 2020 gives us another sad news for the world of entertainment and national celebrity. This Monday, December 28, the death of maestro Armando Manzanero was announced, at the age of 85. His death was due to Covid-19, which takes one more life in the world.

After a successful career as a musician and composer, the Mexican, who was one of the most indicated to talk about romanticism, especially when it comes to music. The interpreter of songs like “Somos Novios”, “Mía” and “This afternoon I saw it rain”, married five times.

Who were his great loves?

Maria Elena Arjona Torres

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Armando Manzanero with his first wife, Maria Elena Arjona Torres and the children he had with her, Martha, Maria Elena, Diego and Armando.

The first of his wives, whom he married in 1957, was Maria Elena Arjona Torres, his high school girlfriend and first love of the Yucatecan singer-songwriter. They both met when they were 14 years old, and after six years of dating, they married in 1957. During their marriage, they had four children, Martha, Maria Elena, Diego and Armando.

By 1970, the couple decided to divorce and end their stage as married.

Maria Teresa Papiol Mirassou

By 1991, Armando Manzanero married Maria Teresa Papiol Mirassou, who works as a bank employee, and the Mexican conquered thanks to his beautiful lyrics and interpretations. Despite the great love and after seven years of union and happiness, the couple decided to end their marriage in 1998.

Olga Leticia Aradillas Lara

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Olga Leticia Aradillas Lara, when she was still Armando Manzanero’s wife.

His third and most controversial marriage was with Olga Aradillas, whom he married in 2002 until 2006. This relationship was in the public eye, since Olga Aradillas sued Manzanero for mistreatment and accused him of having physically assaulted her . However, the composer proved her innocence before a trial in court, and accused her of having stolen it. Olga was arrested for having taken a van owned by the singer-songwriter.

After nine months of litigation, Olga proved her innocence in the theft case, but lost the domestic violence trial, as her accusations were proven false.

I am innocent of what Mrs. Aradillas Lara blames me, I have never mistreated her, nor given any blow, but I do not allow them to offend my family and seek notoriety through the good name that I have made for myself in so many years of artistic career “, argued the musician.

Susana Zabaleta and Gloria Caballero

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Armando Manzanero and Susana Zabaleta

It is said that one of Armando Manzanero’s couples and loves was Susana Zabaleta, a Mexican soprano and actress born in Monclova, Coahuila, with whom he also shared his love for the stage and art.

For his part, with Gloria Caballero, Manzanero had a relationship in 2008, with whom it is said that they married, but it is not official information. Despite this, their relationship lasted very little, only seven months, in 2009.

In addition to his official partners, Armando Manzanero had children with other women: Juan Pablo, Mainca and Rodrigo.

His current wife: Laura Elena Villa

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Armando Manzanero and current wife, Laura Elena Villa.

After several years of love, long and short relationships, finally Armando Manzanero, met Laura Elena Villa, his current wife, whom he married in 2015, and from that moment, they shared their lives, until the last minute of his life. Mexican singer.

Laura Elena Villa, a woman thirty-six years his junior, was in charge of sharing his life and becoming his life partner, after getting married in 2014.

Since the singer-songwriter was admitted and tubed to the hospital because of Covid-19, his wife was by his side and communicated to local media that the family was quite grateful for the love of the people and the messages of encouragement for everything Armando Manzanero’s family.

“Of course I have, I have had difficult days. If I have had days in which I do not lose hope, but they are of great anguish. Especially because the medical report is only per day, 10 minutes a day, and another full day can go by without knowing what will happen to him, ” explained her husband, days before his death.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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