Some new information about Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is coming to light.
THR writes that on Sunday (January 16), Colombian newspaper El Universal revealed that the One Hundred Years of Solitude author had a secret child with a Mexican journalist, who he had an affair with in the early 1990s.
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Gabriel lived in Mexico City for much of his life with his wife, Mercedes Barcha, and their two children, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. The author passed away in 2014.
El Universal writes that in the early 1990s, he had a daughter with writer and journalist Susana Cato. The pair worked on two movie scripts together and she also interviewed him for a magazine story in 1996.
Their daughter, Indira, is now in her early 30s and uses her mother’s surname.
Gabriel‘s niece Shani Garcia Marquez told AP that she was aware of her cousin Indira for years, but had not made anything public because her parents asked her to stay tight-lipped about her uncle’s personal life.
The author’s nephew, Gabriel Eligio Torres Garcia, said that he had been in touch with Indira through social media but had never met her in person.
“My cousins Rodrigo and Gonzalo told me about her casually during a reunion,” he said.
Other members of the writer’s family told El Universal that they had not discussed Indira publicly out of respect for Mercedes Barcha, who died in August 2020.
Indira currently works as a documentary producer in Mexico City. “She leads a very artistic lifestyle, like many people in this family,” Shani Garcia said. “It makes us very happy that she has shined on her own.”
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