I couldn’t help but laugh out loud (not the LOL you type when youre’ frowning), as I watched on wednesday clips of spain’s duchess of Alba, 85, one of the richest women in Europe get married to Alfonso Diez, a civil servant 25 years younger than her. She was so happy she took off her shoes and danced alfresco while Diez held her hand with a big grin on his face.
Let me give you a sneak peek into this woman’s wealth. She’s worth an estimated 3.5 million euros and has as part of her property priceless art by Velásquez, Cervantes and even letters written by Christopher Columbus, and that’s just scratching the surface. Apart from being a duchess, she has over 40 titles, more than anyone in the world according to the Guinness book of records (they never jam correct chief for naija though, trailer load of titles)
As would be expected, her children were against the union saying Diez was there for the money, but the duchess said she was never more sure of what she and her heart-throb feel for each other. To prove her point she shared a large portion of her fortune amongst her children and Diez even had to sign an agreement renouncing any of her wealth. The duchess said she wondered why her children wouldn’t want her to remarry after being widowed twice, when they themselves have been in and out of marriages more than she; their mother. Ouch! Can you be that selfish and shameless at the same time? They had to give in.
So FAB people, back to the crux of this matter, what is Diez after? I mean, we all know it doesn’t look right to the average person to marry someone who is light years older than you. Even Holly of the Playboy mansion pulled out of the Hugh Hefner situation. Is this case any different considering the peculiar circumstances? Is it the ostentatious life he would live? That is, trips to St tropez, caviar and expensive champagne. Is it the sex? who knows, never say never (wink). Maybe he just likes 85-year-old women with lots of wrinkles, or he could have married her for the reason most fairy tales are written; so they can live happily ever after. The man looked so happy, I’m sure it’s…………..errrrrm…… I’ll let you answer that one, just be true to yourselves.