Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Spanish judge rules Julio Iglesias biological father of 43-year-old man

Spanish judge rules Julio Iglesias biological father of 43-year-old man

A Spanish court ruled today that Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old man after a protracted paternity battle with the star.

Javier Sánchez Santos, who now lives in Italy, has reportedly been trying to prove that he is the son of Iglesias for 30 years.

The determination of this matter is not final and can be appealed before the Provincial Court of Valencia.

The judge said there was "evidence in the proceedings that, at the approximate time of the applicant's conception, there were certain contacts and dealings between the mother of the latter and that defendant".

Sánchez says his mother, MarÃa Edite Santos, gave birth to him in 1975 exactly nine months after she met Iglesias at a party.

Iglesias, who is now 75, once claimed he had an "obsession with sex" and has eight other children.

However, the tribunal indicated on Twitter that the ruling is not final and can be appealed.

The singer's defence team had argued that the trial should not take place since the case had already gone to court before and was dismissed.

Santos's lawyer, Fernando Osuna, revealed that DNA testing indicated that his client and Iglesias Jr are brothers.

Singer Julio Iglesias smiles during his star unveiling ceremony at the Walk of Fame in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Iglesias has been married twice, to Isabel Preysler with whom he had three children, and to Miranda Rijnsburger, his current wife with whom he has five.

"Don't ask me how many brothers I have", his son Julio Jr said in 2018 on television.

The DNA evidence collected by the private detective came from a water bottle that had been used by the "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" singer's son Julio Iglesias Junior while he was surfing in Miami.

'I don't even know myself'.

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