Veteran singer Julio Iglesias is reportedly appealing a paternity case that hit the headlines earlier this year when it ruled he is the father of a 43-year-old man whose Portuguese mother had a fling with the crooner in 1975.
The 75-year-old singer’s lawyer has reportedly launched an appeal at the Provincial Court of Valencia after Iglesias was recognised as the father of 43-year-old Javier Sanchez-Santos.
The Spanish crooner had a short fling with Portuguese dancer Maria Edite Santos in the municipality of Sant Feliu de Guixols in the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia back in 1975.
According to reports, the judge ruled that there were enough indications to accept Sanchez-Santos as the singer’s son, including the mother’s testimony and the fact that Iglesias refused to undergo a DNA paternity test.
Also, reports said that Sanchez-Santos’ physical resemblance to the singer was also taken into consideration.
As well as his ‘new son’, Iglesias, whose hits include ‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before’, has eight other children from both his marriages.
Iglesias was wed to Philippine TV star Isabel Preysler between 1971 and 1979, and he married current wife Miranda Rijnsburger in 2010.
One of his children is pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, who is one year older than his ‘new brother’ Sanchez-Santos.
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