Who is Fabiola Martínez?
Fabiola is a Venezuelan social media and TV personality, probably best known for her participation in the “Miss Venezuela” contest and subsequent success in the fashion and advertising industry.
Fabiola Martínez Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Fabiola Martínez Benavides was born on 28 December 1972, in Maracaibo, Venezuela; there aren’t any details on her parents and siblings. When it comes to her education, she studied nursing. All that is known of her childhood is that she lived with her parents and younger brother until twenty years old when she participated in the “Miss Venezuela” contest.
Although she didn’t win the contest, this was the beginning of numerous offers in the fashion and advertising industry. Motivated by these opportunities, she moved to the capital, Caracas.
Fabiola secured secondary roles in some soap operas in the ’90s. However, it was in modeling that she found greater recognition, attracting the interest of brands such as Marks & Spencer. At the time, she was studying Medicine, but chose to abandon it for her passion for fashion—a decision she occasionally regrets, especially considering her eldest son’s severe cerebral injury. Nonetheless, she’s admitted that modeling has provided her with a chance to travel, explore the world, and encounter diverse cultures and languages, gaining knowledge she otherwise wouldn’t have acquired. Her modeling career took her to countries such as the UK Italy, and Germany.
Fabiola has appeared in several music videos, including those of renowned artists such as Julio Iglesias and Alejandro Sanz, as well as in one by Bertín Osborne. She also presented the third season of “Bebé a bordo”, a show for first-time mothers on Divinity.
Unlike many women in the modeling world, Fabiola openly admits to undergoing various plastic surgeries, notably rhinoplasty and liposuction on the hips, commonly known as “cartucheras”.
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She has reduced her modeling commitments, as she dedicates herself to her family, particularly caring for Kike’s well-being, while also not neglecting Carlos. She occasionally participates in events and sponsors certain brands.
Personal Life, Marriages, Husband, Children
In Caracas, Fabiola met her future first husband. After a few months of getting to know each other, they move to Spain, but after two years, they returned to Venezuela to marry. A year later, they separated, and during the divorce proceedings, Fabiola applied for Spanish nationality, securing dual citizenship and establishing herself permanently in Spain.
In Madrid in 2001, eight years after moving to Spain, Fabiola met the singer and presenter Bertín Osborne during a casting. At that time, Bertín was concluding his successful stint on Antena 3’s “Lluvia de Estrellas”, and their love story began.
Despite a twenty-year age difference Bertín and Fabiola married in 2006; Bertín’s previous marriage to Alejandra Domecq resulted in four children. Fabiola and Bertín welcomed their first child, Norberto Enrique (Kike), on 31 January 2007, in Madrid. Kike was born prematurely at 29 weeks due to an intrauterine infection, causing significant complications and severe cerebral paralysis.
Their second son, Carlos Alberto, was born on 20 November 2008, in Seville, without any complications.
In 2009, the couple founded the Fundación Bertín Osborne driven by their love for their firstborn, focusing on guiding and assisting parents of children with brain injuries. Fabiola serves as the vice president of the foundation and co-ordinates Marketing and Advertising for Bertín Osborne Alimentación, another business of the singer and presenter.
Fabiola Martinez asegura que el propio Bertín Osborne le contó que iba a ser padre https://t.co/mlLNPLkkwY
— Revista ¡HOLA! (@hola) July 12, 2023
Fabiola has maintained a good relationship with Bertín’s three daughters from his previous marriage, often seen together at various events. Although her modeling career has diminished, she remains conscious of her diet, strictly follows meal schedules, attends the gym twice a week, and takes meticulous care of her hair.
She and Bertín divorced in January 2021.
Fabiola Martinez’s Ex-Husband, Bertin Osborne Short Bio
Norberto Juan Ortiz Osborne was born on 7 December 1954 in Madrid, Spain. Bertín Osborne is the eldest and only son of Enrique Ortiz López-Valdemoro, the VIII Count of Donadío de Casasola, and María Teresa Osborne y Marenco. Coming from a Spanish aristocratic family, he has three sisters: María Teresa Ortiz Osborne, Marta Ortiz Osborne, and María de la Luz Ortiz Osborne.
Bertín is the heir to the title of the Count of Donadío de Casasola, which adds a noble legacy to his family history. Bertíe’s family connections reach back to historical figures, notably through his relation to Father Francis Xavier Morgan, C.O. In 1904, Father Morgan, a Catholic priest, provided refuge to J. R. R. Tolkien and his brother when they were orphaned.
During his childhood, Bertín spent part of his early years in Villanueva de los Infantes, Ciudad Real. For his education, he attended the Jesuits of Chamartín, the San José boarding school in Campillos (Málaga), and the Real Colegio Alfonso XII in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
Although he initially pursued a degree in agronomic engineering at Valladolid, Bertín abandoned his studies, a turning point in his life, which led to a future in music and television, and other interests.
Bertín Osborne kicked off his music career with his first live performance in 1971 at the Festival de la Canción de El Escorial. A high point came in 1980 when he secured his initial record deal, paving the way for the release of his debut album in 1981, which achieved considerable success. Over the years, Bertín has consistently produced notable albums, including “Amor mediterráneo” (1981), “Como un vagabundo” (1982), “Tal como soy” (1984), “Bendita América” (2004), and his latest work, “Yo debí enamorarme de tu madre” (2018).
In addition to music, Bertín Osborne has showcased his versatility as an actor and TV presenter. He embarked on his acting career in the early ’90s, making his debut in the Mexican telenovela “Amor de Nadie”. His foray into television gained momentum when he was contracted by Telecinco in 1992, to host the late-night show “Contacto con tacto”.
Following his success, Bertín continued to make waves in television. In 1994, he joined Antena 3, taking on the role of host for various programs, including the popular shows “Lluvia de Estrellas” and “Menudas Estrellas”. His television career extended to FORTA, where he worked from 2007 to 2009, and later to Intereconomía Televisión, to which he contributed from 2010 to 2012.
His first marriage was to Sandra Domecq Williams, with whom he tied the knot in 1977. The marriage resulted in the birth of four children: Cristian, Alejandra, Eugenia, and Claudia. The couple divorced in 1991.
Notwithstanding his contributions to charitable causes, Bertín faced legal issues in 2003 when he was convicted of tax fraud. The court sentenced him to a year in prison and imposed a substantial €2.4 million fine.
In 2021, it was publicly disclosed that Bertín had established his residence in Luxembourg and used offshore accounts to manage his finances.