Spanish actress who claims she shared bed with Beckham becomes motherMarch 30, 2023
Spanish socialite who claimed she shared a bed with David Beckham when he was at Real Madrid becomes a mother again at 68 using a surrogate
- Ana Obregon at centre of national controversy in Spain where surrogacy illegal
- She was pictured coming out of a US hospital with her newborn baby in arms
A Spanish actress who claims she spent the night with David Beckham when he played for Real Madrid has become a mother again aged 68 after using a surrogate.
Ana Obregon is at the centre of a national controversy in her homeland where surrogacy is illegal after she was pictured coming out of a US hospital with her newborn baby girl in her arms.
She posted the paparazzi photograph of her cradling the little girl in her arms – published on the front page of glossy Spanish magazine Hola! – and wrote: ‘They caught us. A light full of love came to my darkness. I will never be alone again. I’m alive again.’
The socialite’s words were a clear reference to her son Alex’s battle against cancer, which ended in his tragic death in May 2020 aged just 27.
Obregon, a favourite star of Spain’s trashy magazines and TV shows before making a name for herself internationally with her Beckham claims, provided an unlikely sideshow to the former England captain’s performances on the pitch during his years in the Spanish capital.
Ana Obregon (pictured in February in Madrid, Spain) is at the centre of a national controversy in her homeland where surrogacy is illegal after she was pictured coming out of a US hospital with her newborn baby girl in her arms
Obregon (pictured left in 2005) claims she spent the night with David Beckham (pictured right in 2005) when he played for Real Madrid
She claimed they stripped to their underwear before sleeping in the same bed despite their 21-year age difference after bumping into each other at a five-star hotel they were both staying at.
Obregon told two million viewers on a Spanish TV programme during an interview: ‘There were no sexual relations but we did sleep together. I’m telling you the truth.
‘Why didn’t I sleep with him? I know I’m stupid and any woman would have done it, but I swear on my son’s life we did not have sexual relations, because he was married.
‘I swear on my son’s life that I slept with him in my underwear, but there was no sex.
‘I don’t know how I managed to hold out, but I held out.’
Obregon, who once starred with Bo Derek in the sleazy movie Bolero and had a small part in an episode of the 1980s US show The A-Team, continued to make headlines with her stories about Beckham until her son fell ill.
In another Spanish TV interview in 2019 looking back on her life and romances, where she named Robert de Niro and Albert of Monaco, she described Beckham as a ‘fantastic kisser.’
She also claimed in the same interview Victoria Beckham had confronted her at her gym with two bodyguards over her relationship with her husband, appearing to confirm reports at the time the ex-Spice Girl had called her a ‘piece of s**t’ in front of stunned onlookers.
David Beckham’s relationship with another woman, his former PA Rebecca Loos, made more headlines while he played for Real Madrid.
Obregon (pictured in 2005), who once starred with Bo Derek in the sleazy movie Bolero and had a small part in an episode of the 1980s US show The A-Team, continued to make headlines with her stories about Beckham until her son fell ill
The pretty brunette, who is now happily married with children and lives in Norway, did a lucrative newspaper and TV kiss-n-tell about their alleged affair.
The footballer and his wife put on a defiant front in the face of the Rebecca Loos allegations and sources close to the couple laughed off Obregon’s claims at the time, branding them ‘ludicrous’ and virtually accusing the actress of stalking the former England captain for publicity.
The OAP mum is said to have called her daughter, born eight days ago at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida, Ana.
Only her two sisters and Alex’s dad, Swiss-born actor and Spanish TV regular Alessandro Lequio, are understood to have been kept informed of Obregon’s surrogacy baby plans.
The report of surrogacy reignited a controversy in Spanish society, with three government ministers publicly criticising the move despite it being legal as the magazine said it had occurred abroad.
Irene Montero, Spain’s left-wing equality minister, responded to the news by saying surrogacy equated to poverty discrimination, adding ‘It is legally recognised in our country as a form of violence against women.’
Her critical comments were echoed by Presidency Minister Felix Bolaños and Budget Minister Maria Jesus Montero.
‘Women’s bodies should neither be bought nor rented to satisfy anyone’s desires,’ Bolaños said.
Alessandro Lecquio has so far declined to comment but his ex-wife Antonia Dell’Atte, in an Instagram post from Miami which Spanish press have described as a thinly-veiled attack on Obregon, wrote: ‘I love Miami.
Ana Obregon presents ‘LaCabine’ at Hotel Westin Palace on December 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain
‘It’s so big you can avoid having to meet pathetic and unbearable people who above all are selfish and egocentric.’
One of the last OAP mums to find herself at the centre of a scandal in Spain was Carmen Bousada, who became Spain’s oldest mother with twins seven days before she turned 67 in Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital in December 2006.
Doctors in Spain had told her she was too old for fertility treatment.
But she travelled to the US with inheritance money her mum left her and told doctors at the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles she was just 55.
She bought donor eggs and sperm from a catalogue as part of treatment which cost £20,000.
She chose an egg from an 18-year-old brunette and sperm from a blond-haired, blue-eyed Italian-American.
Doctors began her IVF by giving her hormone injections to reverse the menopause, which she had experienced 18 years before.
After the twins’ birth she sold her story to a UK tabloid and posed for photos with them for a six-figure fee.
Carmen died of cancer aged 69 in July 2009 three years after giving birth to IVF twins Cristian and Pau.
She said in a deathbed interview from her home near Cadiz in south west Spain she had no remorse about her controversial decision to put her life at risk by becoming a mother so late on in life.
Commercial surrogacy is a contract whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and deliver a child on behalf of people in exchange for financial compensation.
Critics equate it to human trafficking and the United Nations describes it as the ‘sale of children under human rights law’. It is illegal in the European Union.
Defenders of surrogacy say it is a way for LGBT and infertile couples, as well as single parents, to form families, allowing for more involvement throughout the pregnancy than traditional adoption.
Due to restrictions in their home countries, people seeking to have a surrogate child often travel to other nations with laxer laws.
Italy’s conservative majority said this week it would seek to prosecute people who go abroad to have a baby via surrogacy.
Last year’s Spanish abortion law reform also banned advertising any form of surrogacy. Parentage after surrogacy is only recognised through legal adoption.
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