Isabel Preysler and Mario Vargas Llosa end after 8 years of relationship: this is their love story – El Sol de México

After eight years of relationship, the socialite Isabel Preysler has announced the end of her relationship with the writer Mario Vargas Llosa, 86, in an exclusive with the magazine ¡Hola!

“Mario and I have decided to end our relationship definitively. I do not want to make any further statement and I thank my friends and the media for helping us in this decision.”

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Mario Vargas Llosa and Isabel Preysler separate

Preysler, considered the queen of tabloids and star of the covers of Hello! She returned to give the note at the end of this relationship, which has been one of the most media and atypical for the press.

According to magazine sources, the separation occurred after a scene of jealousy, it is said that the writer left the house where they both lived and moved to his home in the center of Madrid.

According to the journalist Mamen Sánchez in the magazine Hello! This was not the first time this had happened:

“It had already happened on a previous occasion for the same cause, and that this attitude is recurring is what has convinced Isabel that it is not worth continuing to bet on a relationship without a future that makes both of them unhappy.”

How did Isabel Preysler and Mario Vargas Llosa meet?

Preysler met the Peruvian writer more than 30 years ago, in July 1986, when he interviewed him for Hello!.

At that time, Vargas Llosa was married to Patricia Llosa, his cousin, to whom he was engaged for more than 50 years. After that first meeting, only a friendly relationship developed, according to Preysler.

However, from then until the news was confirmed, rumors about their relationship were common.

It was until 2015, that in the same magazine Hello! The romance between Isabel Preysler and Mario Vargas Llosa was revealed through photographs.

In them they were seen together at a Porcelanosa gala held in London, and then taking an intimate walk through the streets of Madrid after lunch.

At that time, Preysler had been widowed the previous year, since her husband, Miguel Boyer, had died in 2014. Vargas Llosa, for his part, was still married to Patricia Llosa, with whom he had three children: Álvaro, Gonzalo and Morgan.

The news of the relationship between Isabel and Mario surprised the writer’s wife, who issued a statement incredulous about what had happened and asking for respect for her privacy.

“My children and I are surprised and very saddened by the photos that have appeared in a gossip magazine. Just a week ago we were with the whole family in New York celebrating our 50th anniversary of marriage and the delivery of our doctorate from Princeton University We ask you to respect our privacy.”

After their relationship became public, Mario Vargas Llosa divorced Patricia Llosa and moved with Isabel Preysler to Puerta de Hierro, Spain.

At first, this relationship was not well received by the writer’s children, but he openly declared his love for the presenter in 2020 during a tribute in Madrid.

“I want to thank Isabel, her company, her presence, those wonderful years that she has made me spend by her side and that have greatly renewed in me that vocation that I believe is the best thing that has happened to me in life. Many Thank you, Elizabeth.”

Despite the fact that the covers of the magazine Hello! They showed a great relationship between Isabel Preysler and Mario Vargas Llosa, the socialite assured that the union had worn out and that there were no third parties involved in the end of the relationship.

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According to sources close to the couple, the last few months together were not easy due to their different jobs and living together became complicated over time.


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