MEXICO CITY – Mexican singers Manuel Mijares and Lucero have announced their separation, describing the split as the “end of a story” that left “two wonderful children and a series of beautiful moments.”
“We took this decision several months ago but we thought it better to announce it when everything could be worked out in the best way so that our kids would take it as well as possible,” the artists said in a joint statement Friday.
They said they decided to talk about their decision now that “things are clear” and the situation favorable “for dealing with this decision” together with their children.
Both singers asked the media, their friends and associates to regard this decision as they do, which is to say “the end of a story and the beginning of a friendship that will last all our lives.”
They asked that their decision be respected and said that any speculation or comments from other quarters “will do nothing but confuse this mature decision” they have arrived at “without any legal issues.”
They also said that both have agreed “to give no interviews nor make any further comments on the subject.”
In recent months the press began to speculate on a possible separation since both were appearing alone or with other people at different events.
But none of the media outlets ever suggested what might be the reasons for such a separation.
The wedding of Lucero and Mijares was held on Jan. 18, 1997, at the chapel of the Colegio de las Vizcainas in the Mexican capital and was officiated by Mexico City Archbishop Norberto Rivera.
The ceremony was followed by millions on television and was touted as the “wedding of the year.”