The Mexican socialite forced to deny “malicious” rumors about her friendship with King Frederick of Denmark has signed up for a successful television show, according to local media.
Genoveva Casanova went into self-imposed exile after photographs of her enjoying a night out in Madrid with the married father of four rocked the Danish monarchy late last year, ahead of her accession to the throne on January 14.
The 47-year-old appeared to deactivate her Instagram in the frenzy after seeking refuge in her ex-husband Cayetano Martínez de Irujo’s palatial home before traveling to Mexico to spend time with her parents.
It emerged overnight that his unusual disappearance from public view is coming to an end following reports that he will star in a Spanish TV show in which celebrities battle it out in extreme physical tests.
Filming on the fifth season of the popular show, called El Desafio, is expected to begin in the coming days, although it will not be screened until early next year.
The Mexican socialite forced to deny “malicious” rumors about her friendship with King Frederick of Denmark (pictured during a night out in Madrid) has signed up for a successful television show, according to local media reports.
Spanish media claim that the key for Genoveva to accept the producer’s offer was the fact of not having to talk about issues related to her private life on the program.
Showbiz website Vanitatis claimed the mother-of-two had recently turned down a lucrative opportunity to promote a luxury shoe brand because it would have involved a PR event and a photo shoot.
Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, niece of King Felipe VI, has already been named as one of the eight famous faces that will participate in the fifth edition of El Desafio.
The fourth edition of the prime-time Friday night show on Spanish channel Antena 3 was watched by nearly two million viewers when it debuted earlier this year with a 17 percent share of the audience.
Genoveva has not yet commented on the latest reports.
She has virtually abandoned social media since denying “malicious rumors” about her friendship with then-Crown Prince Frederick following their night out together in Madrid in November.
Genoveva used her Instagram account to threaten legal action against Spanish magazine Lecturas, which published photos of her strolling through Madrid’s Retiro Park with royalty before heading to her nearby home to change clothes and go out to dinner again.
She has only posted a couple more social media posts since being photographed with Frederik.
Genoveva Casanova (pictured) went into self-imposed exile after photographs of her enjoying a night out in Madrid with the married father of four rocked the Danish monarchy late last year, ahead of her accession to the throne on the 14th. from January.
King Frederick of Denmark
One was a video he shared on his Instagram Live on January 16, two days after Frederick ascended the Danish throne, which was posted by Spanish singer Miguel Bosé about children working as slaves in Africa.
Bose’s original post said: “40,000 slave children in the Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.”
Before briefly deactivating her Instagram account last month and denying her nearly 80,000 followers a regular glimpse into her private life, Genoveva told Spanish journalist Beatriz Cortázar: “I’m trying to disconnect and I don’t talk to absolutely anyone, although Some people say the opposite.’
The Mexican socialite appeared on the eighth edition of Spain’s Celebrity Masterchef last year, but became the first contestant to be kicked out after putting too much spice in a marinated fish dish she prepared.
She was married to the son of the Duchess of Alba, Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, in 2005. The couple divorced in 2007, but remain friends.
Filming of the new series of El Desafio will begin on March 1. A similar programme, Challenge UK, aired on Channel 5 earlier this year and was presented by Mark Wright.
Genevieve faced intense scrutiny after she was photographed with Denmark’s then-future king, 55, in Madrid without his wife, then-princess and now-Queen Mary, late last year.
After the friends’ photos surfaced, Spanish magazine Lecturas reported that Casanova and Frederick had dined together and watched flamenco dancing until 1 a.m.
Queen Mary has remained tight-lipped about her husband’s dinner with the socialite, and the royal couple have put on a united display ever since.
After the pictures appeared in a Spanish gossip magazine, the mother-of-two (pictured) denied “malicious” rumors about her friendship with royals.
Earlier this year, a royal expert claimed that Queen Margaret of Denmark abdicated as a form of “damage control” in the wake of the scandal and to prevent “Mary from divorcing Frederick” over “affair” rumors.
Royal reporter Kenth G. Madsen argued that Margrethe “was left with no choice” but to abdicate.
Speaking to FEMAIL, the royal reporter said: “It can be difficult to forgive alleged infidelity in a relationship unless the price for turning a blind eye is high enough.”
“In the context of the revelation of Frederik’s visit to Madrid and the documentation of the meeting with Genoveva Casanova, it is reasonable to believe that Queen Margaret found time to throw a lifeline before the relationship between the Crown Prince’s couple broke down. entirely because of the scandal.
‘In reality, the Queen had no choice: in a strategic move, the monarch managed to remove the focus of romance rumors and, at the same time, grant Mary the rare status of queen.
‘A royal divorce scandal of that magnitude could ruin the strongest royal house forever.
“The risk that the popularity and reputation the Queen has built during her 52 years as monarch could be destroyed forever if she had not done damage control in this regard.”
After the photos were published, Genoveva furiously denied that there was any romantic relationship between her and the Danish royalty.
A statement from the socialite said: “I categorically deny statements suggesting a romantic relationship between Prince Frederik and me.”
He added: ‘Any statement of this kind not only completely lacks truth but also maliciously misrepresents the facts.
‘This is already in the hands of my lawyers, who will take care of the pertinent steps to protect my right to honor, truth and privacy.’