Thursday, November 26, 2020

Diego Maradona’s ex-wife Claudia Villafane bans former lover Rocio Oliva from wake

Diego Maradona’s former lover was left in tears after claiming his ex-wife had stopped her entering a family wake.

Rocio Oliva called the ban 'a disgrace' in an emotional interview outside the doors of Argentina’s equivalent of the White House.

Fans have spent hours queuing outside the Casa Rosada and will be let in to pay their respects from 6am local time.

Late last night, Maradona’s ex-wife Claudia Villafane and their two daughters Dalma and Gianinna were pictured entering the building to finalise details ahead of a more intimate wake.

But signs of the feuding that threatens to explode in the coming weeks began to emerge as Oliva broke into tears.

She claimed she had been excluded from a list of the retired footballer’s closest family and friends already inside the Casa Rosada and told to queue with the rest of the public.

Oliva spent six years with the recovering drug addict and came close to marrying him before their split at the end of 2018.

As she fought back tears after being turned away before the public were allowed in to see Diego in his coffin, she said: “The decision on who gets in depends on Claudia.

“I don’t know why they’re doing this to me. All I wanted to do was say goodbye to Diego.

“I was his last partner. I have as much right as anyone else to say goodbye to him.

Maradona with ex-wife Claudia Villafane, they were married for close to 20 years and separated in 2003

Maradona with Casa Rosada -- his girlfriend of 6 years and last known partner. 

They separated in 2018 almost at a point they were sure of marriage.


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