The Spanish actress who claims she spent the night with David Beckham when he played for Real Madrid has become a mother again at the age of 68 after using a surrogate.
Ana Obregon is the focus of a national controversy in her home country where surrogacy is illegal after she was photographed leaving a US hospital with her newborn baby girl in her arms.
She posted a paparazzi photo of her cradling the little girl in her arms – published on the front page of the Spanish glossy magazine Hola! – And he wrote: they caught us. A light full of love came into my darkness. I will never be alone again. I’m alive again.
The social worker’s words were an apparent reference to her son Alex’s battle against cancer, which ended with his tragic death in May 2020 at the age of just 27.
Obregon, a star favorite of magazines and TV frivolities in Spain before making an international name for herself with the Beckham allegations, has provided an unlikely side-show to the former England captain’s on-pitch performance during his years in the Spanish capital.
Ana Obregon (photographed February in Madrid, Spain) is at the center of a national controversy in her home country where surrogacy is illegal after she was photographed walking out of a hospital in the US 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 the five-star hotel they were staying at.
Obregon told two million viewers of a Spanish TV show during an interview: ‘There were no sexual relations but we slept together. I am telling the truth.
‘Why didn’t I sleep with him?’ I know I’m stupid and any woman would have done that, but I swear on my son’s life that we never had sexual relations, because he was married.
I swear on my son’s life that I slept with him in underwear, but there was no sex.
“I don’t know how I managed to hold on, but I held on.”
Obregón, who starred with Bo Derek in lousy Bolero and had a small role in an episode of 1980s American show The A-Team, continued making headlines with her stories about the Beckhams until her son fell ill.
In another Spanish TV interview in 2019 looking back on her life and romance, naming Robert De Niro and Albert of Monaco, she called Beckham a “great kisser.”
She also claimed in the same interview that Victoria Beckham confronted her at her gym with two bodyguards over her affair with her husband, appearing to confirm reports at the time the former Spice Girl called her a “piece of s**t” in front of stunned onlookers.
David Beckham’s relationship with another woman, former teammate Rebecca Loos, made headlines while he was playing for Real Madrid.
Obregón (pictured in 2005), who starred with Bo Derek in lousy Bolero and had a small role in an episode of 1980s American show The A-Team, went on to make headlines with her stories about the Beckhams until her son fell ill.
The pretty brunette, who is now happily married with children and lives in Norway, gave a lucrative tabloid and TV kiss about their alleged affair.
Putting the footballer and his wife up for the challenge of Rebecca Loos’ allegations, sources close to the couple derided Obregon’s claims at the time, calling them ‘ridiculous’ and accusing the actress of practically stalking the former England captain over the publicity. .
Her mom reportedly called her daughter, who was born eight days earlier at Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida, Anna.
Only her two sisters and Alex’s father, Swiss-born and Spanish TV presenter Alessandro Licchio, are understood to have been briefed on Obregón’s surrogacy plans.
The surrogacy report sparked controversy in Spanish society, with three ministers publicly criticizing the move despite it being legal as the magazine said it took place abroad.
Irene Montero, Spain’s left-wing equality minister, responded to the news by saying that surrogacy is tantamount to poverty discrimination, adding “it is legally recognized in our country as a form of violence against women.”
Presidential Minister Felix Bolaños and Budget Minister Maria Jesus Montero echoed her critical comments.
“The bodies of women should not be bought or rented to satisfy anyone’s desires,” Bolaños said.
Alessandro Liquiuo has so far refused to comment, but his ex-wife Antonia Dellati, in an Instagram post from Miami that the Spanish press described as a veiled attack on Obregón, wrote: “I love Miami.
Ana Obregón performs “La Cabin” at The Westin Palace Hotel on December 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain
“It’s so big that you can avoid having to meet pathetic and intolerable people who are above all selfish and selfish.”
One of the last OAP mothers to find themselves at the center of a scandal in Spain, Carmen Posada became Spain’s oldest mother with twins seven days before she turned 67 at Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital in December 2006.
Doctors in Spain told her she was too old for fertility treatment.
But she traveled to the US with the inheritance money her mother had left her and told doctors at the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles that she was only 55 years old.
She bought donor eggs and sperm from a catalog as part of the £20,000 treatment.
She chose eggs from an 18-year-old brunette and sperm from an Italian-American with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Doctors started IVF with injections of hormones to reverse menopause, which she experienced 18 years ago.
After the twins were born, she sold her story to a UK tabloid and had a photo shoot with them for a six-figure fee.
Carmen died of cancer at the age of 69 in July 2009, three years after giving birth to her twins, Christian and Pau.
In a deathbed interview from her home near Cadiz in southwestern Spain, she said she had no regrets about her controversial decision to put her life at risk by becoming a mother late in life.
Commercial surrogacy is a contract whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and bear a child on behalf of people in exchange for financial compensation.
Critics equate it with human trafficking and the United Nations describes it as “the sale of children under human rights law”. It is illegal in the European Union.
Surrogacy advocates say it’s a way for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and infertile couples, as well as single parents, to start families, allowing for more sharing throughout pregnancy than traditional adoption.
Because of restrictions in their home countries, people seeking to have a surrogate child often travel to other countries with looser laws.
Italy’s conservative majority said this week it would seek to prosecute people who go abroad to have a child via surrogacy.
A reform of Spain’s abortion law last year also made it illegal to advertise any form of surrogacy. Paternity after surrogacy is only recognized through legal adoption.
(tags for translation) Daily Mail