Ana Obregon, the Spanish socialite who said she became a mother aged 68 using a surrogate has told how the baby she calls her daughter was actually fathered by her dead son.
Obregon – who claimed to have shared a bed with David Beckham – announced the birth of daughter Ana Sandra via a US surrogate just weeks ago.
In Spain, it is currently illegal to use surrogates.
Now the actress has revealed that the father of the baby was her son Alessandro, who died of cancer three years ago.
It is understood that Alessandro’s frozen sperm was used to impregnate the surrogate mother to produce the baby Ana now calls her daughter.
Ana says the baby – born on 20th March – was her son’s dying wish, saying he wanted to “bring his son into the world”.
But now she has revealed that she might not stop at just one baby, saying that her son wanted to have five children.
She said: “My son wanted to have five children, so maybe a boy will come one day too.”
Ana travelled to Miami last month to welcome the family’s surrogate baby into the world.
She said: “Everything is legit. The girl was born in America and will have an American passport and dual citizenship.
“She is legally my daughter and that is how she appears in her passport. I will register her at the Spanish Consulate and then I can bring her home.”
She announced the birth on 29th March after being photographed leaving the Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida, with the baby in her arms.
In Spain, it is currently illegal to use surrogates, and images of Ana holding the baby caused a backlash in Spain.
But Ana has said that “this debate is absurd, because this assisted reproduction technique has been done for many years and is legal in many countries around the world.”
She added: “Many couples who cannot have children or homosexual couples or for whatever reasons use this technique.”
Ana told local media that the baby girl is definitely not the result of “a whim” but exists so that she can “fulfil the wish and the last will of my son.”
Spanish media say that Alessandro’s decision to have a child via surrogacy after his death was known only to his father, Ana and a handful of family members.
Ana added: “Since that moment, the only thing that has allowed me to continue living every day, every second, is to fulfil the mission of bringing Aless’s daughter into the world.”
Ana reportedly left her TV and acting career following the death of her son in 2020 and then her mother in 2021.
It is not the first time that Obregon is in the headlines.
She famously had an affair with Spain’s former King Juan Carlos’s nephew Alessandro Lecquio, 62, who is the father of her other son, Clemente.
In 2003, Obregon said she had shared a bed with David Beckham, 21 years younger than her, while he was at Real Madrid but friends branded the claim “ludicrous”.