Last July, Santi Cañizares and Mayte García surprised by announcing their separation after 13 years of marriage. Both made this unexpected decision public on social media, and little else has been known since. But now, almost three months later, the already ex-wife of Cañizares has broken her silence and has spoken clearly about that break in the magazine Hi there.
«No divorce is easy and even less after having shared so many years together and so many experiences. But each separation is different and, in our case, we have been very humble and we have known how to take care of the emotional part, trying not to hurt ourselves “, says Mayte García, who makes it clear that the sad death of her son has changed the way she copes many things in life: «I have learned that happiness is moments. And it was precisely me who was not being so and was breaking the promise I made to my son: to be happy every day. I needed to slow down and take care of myself emotionally.
“I believe that when a marriage separates, there is no single culprit. In our case, there has always been a lot of communication, affection and respect. But when irreparable things happen to you, such as the loss of a child, you evolve by leaps and bounds and prioritize things that you previously did not give importance to. And others that you gave a lot of importance to and are now insignificant. Each one was taking different paths that made us feel happier, but as a couple we were becoming further apart, “he adds.
And I think that must be respected. We have already lost a lot and we have to be humble and accept that if we were no longer the idyllic marriage that we had managed to be, we could continue to be wonderful parents to our daughters and support each other, as we always have. Our daughters? After all that they have had to live, they are on another level. They are true fighters. I get excited just thinking about them. They have taken it well. They have experienced traumatic separations close to the family and the only thing they asked us is that we continue to get along just as well as we have done before and that they could feel that they had a united family, “he concludes.