José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero celebrates a date set on August 4 because whoever was president of the government between 2004 and 2011, turns 60. A man who has focused his public appearances on his career, leaving his personal life where he always tried to make it, in the background.This was clear during the years that Moncloa occupied, when the appearances of Sonsoles Espinosa occurred with droppers. She was always a discreet woman and she wanted to continue being it in spite of the fact that her marriage made her a sort of second lady for the country.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Sonsoles Espinosa, in a file image. (Getty)
Sonsoles kept his job as a soprano in the choir of the Royal Chapel of Madrid, not willing to quit her job, and was always the best support for her husband, her support and her counselor. He reciprocates with the same fervor, as some close friends of the couple have made clear.
José Bono picked it up in his memories, when he remembered his relationship with the former president and his wife. With his words portrays a man in love, happy to be able to leave the front line of politics to dedicate more time to his great love, his wife, with which he fell in love at first sight during the demonstration against the 23-F coup d’état.
This was confessed a few months ago to who is now Vice President of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, when this still featured his talk show ‘Otra Vuelta de Tuerka’. “I remember her perfectly, with a yellow raincoat and ‘El País’ under her arm,” he said then, remembering the woman who stole his heart when their paths crossed almost 40 years ago.
Shoemaker and Sonsoles Espinosa, in a file image. (Getty)
Together with her he has formed a beautiful family, which cost him one of his most famous anger with the press, as they tell. The reason is none other than that famous photograph in the White House, in which for the first and almost last time, we were able to see the couple accompanied by their daughters. It was never very clear why the young women appeared in the snapshot, but Zapatero understood that protect them from comments it was a priority.
Since then we have heard little from Laura and Alba Rodríguez Espinosaexcept that they eventually abandoned the gothic aesthetics that caused so much fury in their day and that both continue with their lives, carving out a future professional apart from his father’s fame.
Once the first political line was abandoned, Zapatero’s career has developed from quiet way, has been president of the Socially Responsible Recruitment Forum since 2016. Also teaches lectures and acts as a mediator in international conflicts.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in a file image. (EFE)
Whenever he has occasion he shows his I support your party, the PSOE, in which he has been active since he came of age, as well as his current leader, Pedro Sánchez, with whom he maintains a Cordial relationship even though his this has gone through some ups and downs.
Your family has become the center of your life and now you can enjoy what you always wanted, a normal and relaxed life with Sonsoles, which is divided between Madrid, where the couple acquired the chalet in which he lived for years, Lanzarote, where they have a perfect property to spend the rest months, and León, where he grew up and where he had a residence until a couple of years ago.