Queen Letizia’s two sisters, Telma and Érika, have had a very different life to that of their younger sister, who went from being a journalist to Queen Consort of Spain. Telma and Érika have opted for a more discreet and reserved career, without appearing much in the media or in choir magazines. Telma is 50 years old and Érika died at 31.
Telma Ortiz Rocasolano, the unknown
Telma Ortiz Rocasolano was born on October 27, 1973 in Oviedo, Asturias, and is the older sister of Queen Letizia. While the Queen becomes a point of reference for fashion and women, she, two years older, decided from the beginning to lead a more private life away from the media. She has a degree in Psychology and has dedicated herself to the children’s branch, working in various foundations and solidarity organizations related to childhood and disability, and becoming a defender of the rights of the most disadvantaged.
Telma has gone through some difficult times in her personal life, such as a short-lived marriage with Jaime del Burgo, from whom she divorced in 2002. Afterwards, she had a relationship with lawyer Enrique Martín Llop, with whom she had a daughter named Amanda, in 2014. Despite not being in the center of public attention like her sister, the eldest of the Ortiz Rocasolano has maintained an image of social commitment and discretion that has preserved her personal life from media curiosity, but has not been able to avoid the headlines entirely.
In 2020, her romance with Robert Gavin Bonnar, a Scottish businessman who was the husband of famous violinist Sharon Corr, a member of The Corrs, was made public. The marriage of the two in 2001 lasted until 2018, when they decided to separate. Their previous relationship made Telma and Bonnar’s love story a regular topic in the media.
Now, their romance seems to have taken hold despite paparazzi interest and press commentary. Telma’s discretion has been respected, and little is known about the intimate details of their relationship, but photographs have emerged of moments they have shared in Spain or Scotland. They have a little girl together, named Erin, who we haven’t seen in public yet.
Érika Ortiz Rocasolano, the closest
Érika Ortiz Rocasolano, born on February 16, 1975 in Oviedo, was Letizia’s younger sister. Érika was very close to her sister Letizia and they had a close relationship throughout their lives. Érika was a journalist and worked in several media, such as the EFE Agency and several newspapers. In his career, he specialized in covering social and cultural issues.
Érika married Antonio Vigo in 2003, but the couple sadly separated in 2005. They had a daughter together, Carla Vigo, who is occasionally in the press for her relationship with the Royal Family. Tragically, Érika suffered from depression for years, and on February 7, 2007, she died at the age of 31. His death moved the Ortiz Rocasolano family and public opinion in Spain. His sad loss marked a painful time for the family and for Letizia in particular. The Queen has spoken publicly about the importance of mental health and support for people suffering from depression, partly as a result of her sister’s experience.
Jesús Ortiz and Paloma Rocasolano, Letizia’s parents
In the middle of all this history are her parents, Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and María Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, who played a fundamental role in their daughter’s life, from her education and values to her rise to Spanish royalty . Despite being divorced since before Doña Letizia entered the Royal Family, their relationship is cordial and they are occasionally seen together at the official events of their daughter or their granddaughters.
The father, Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez, was born on February 17, 1949 in the Asturian municipality of Tineo. His life was dedicated to Journalism and Communication, a profession that has played an important role in the history of his family. Graduated in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, he made a name for himself as a journalist in various regional and national media. He currently maintains a stable relationship with Ana Togores.
Throughout his life, he worked as a correspondent and editor in several publications, such as the ABC newspaper and the EFE agency. His commitment to journalistic ethics and communication led him to play a key role in the training of his daughter Letizia, instilling in her the values of the profession, the importance of objectivity and the search for truth in the information.
For her part, María Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, mother of Letizia Ortiz, was born on September 11, 1952 in Zaragoza, Spain. His career and commitment focused on the world of healthcare, a profession that has also left a mark on his daughter, the current Queen. Graduated in Nursing from the University of Zaragoza, she worked as a nurse in several health institutions throughout her life.
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