David Beckham's alleged lover Ana Obregon, 68, branded 'selfish' after announcing birth of baby girl
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Ana Obregon has courted controversy frequently during the course of her 40 years in the industry. Now, the Spanish actress is in the spotlight again for welcoming a baby via surrogacy at the age of 68.
Obregon ignited the Spanish media when rumors of her relationship with Alessandro Lecquio, the nephew of King Juan Carlos, first surfaced in the early 1990s. The aristocrat was still legally married to model Antonia Dell'Atte when Obregon got pregnant with their son Aless. In 2003, the actress sensationally claimed that she had slept with Real Madrid player David Beckham, who was 21 years her junior. However, the father of four has consistently denied the allegations.
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'I am alive again'
Surrogacy is illegal in Spain. The socialite is currently at the center of a nationwide media frenzy after becoming the mother to a baby girl born via a US surrogate. Since the baby was born in the US, Obregon can legally adopt her daughter when she returns to Spain. Obregon announced the birth of her daughter on her Instagram with a photo of her and the baby leaving a hospital in Miami. "A light full of love came into my darkness," she wrote in Spanish. "I will never be alone again. I am alive again."
'Buying a baby is not okay'
The happy news comes after Obregon tragically lost her only child, Aless, to cancer at the age of 27 three years ago. However, some people were outraged by her decision to have a child at an age when many retire. One user commented, "Oh my God... the one who will be left alone is the poor 10 or 12 year old girl.... Selfishness at its finest," while another said, "Will you buy another daughter / son so that in a few years they won't be alone? Or have you thought about buying her a mother for when you're gone?" A third said, "Buying a baby is not okay. Sorry but nope." Another commented, "What you need is a psychologist. Not a baby. Ask for help." A user sympathized saying, "I feel your pain, but it's not all worth it. You don't buy babies to fill a void. Grief is managed with therapy, psychologists, willing, with time, with medication if necessary, and with the love of those around you."
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