Fujimori, the former Peruvian presidential candidate, announces the divorce

Lima, Peru — Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori revealed on Tuesday that she is ending her marriage to her Peruvian-American husband, Mark Villanella.

Fujimori, 47, said on his Twitter account that they had made the decision “after careful consideration” and were ending the marriage “on the best terms and reaffirming our commitment to continue to educate and support our daughters with great dedication. ‘love”.

On his Facebook account, Villanella, a nationalized Peruvian, said he had decided “to start a process of separation”, adding that Fujimori “is a precious and magnificent person in every way”.

Fujimori, the eldest daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, who ruled from 1990-2000, said she and Villanella would not comment further on the matter.

They married in 2004 and have two daughters.

She thanked Villanella “for having fought by my side in the midst of the most difficult circumstances and for having suffered terrible persecution just to be my husband”.

Fujimori has been a presidential candidate three times and each time she reached a second round but lost – against Ollanta Humala in 2011, against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in 2016 and in 2021 against Pedro Castillo, the current president of Peru .

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