Angelica Rivera says she will divorce ex-President Pena Nieto
Mexico’s former First Lady Angelica Rivera has decided to divorce ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, the one-time soap opera actress said in a post on her Instagram account on Friday.
Pena Nieto ended his six-year presidential term in November. In 2010, he married Rivera in a splashy celebration when he was a governor eyeing a bid for presidency. It was the second marriage for both, and each had children from previous relationships.
Rumors of an impending split had long dogged the couple, intensifying during the final year of Pena Nieto’s term, though the family’s supporters, including one of Rivera’s daughters, dismissed the claims as false.
“I deeply regret this painful situation for myself and our children,” Rivera, 49, wrote in her post.
“Today, all my energy, strength and love is focused on remaining a good mother, recovering my life and my professional career,” she added.
About a week ago, a Mexican society magazine published photos of Pena Nieto in Spain with a young female Mexican model, adding to speculation that the couple might separate.