Distrito Federal-born Mayrin Villanueva is a Mexican model and actress who has been featured in several magazines. Among the people, she is widely famous as Silvia Olvera in Vecinos (2005-2022) and as Maria in Jesus of Nazareth (2019).
Besides gaining limelight for her career, the actress has become the talk of the town because of her personal life as well. Her divorce from actor Jorge Poza and wedding to Eduardo Santamarina created a huge buzz in the media.
Here, find out if Villanueva’s current husband is the real reason behind the failure of her first wedding. Apart from this, explore every detail of her private life including her early life, parents, marriage, and kids. Stick with us till the end.
What Is Mayrin Villanueva’s Real Name?
Mayrin Villanueva’s birth name is Mayrin Villanueva Ulloa. She was born on the 8th of October 1970, under the zodiac sign Libra. As of 2022, her age is 51 and she stands at a height of 5 feet 5-inch (165 cm).
Mayrin alongside her parents spent her entire childhood in her birthplace Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico. She holds a Mexican nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is Latina. Likewise, she follows Christianity.
A Peek Into Mayrín Villanueva’s Successful Career: Her Movies & TV Shows
Villanueva has been contributing to the film industry for the last 25 years. She started her acting journey with the series Mi generación. Later in 1998, she portrayed Claudia Ortiz in the telenovela Preciosa. The same year, she appeared in 32 episodes of La mentira.
The 51-year-old then featured in several telenovelas including Alma rebelde, Amigas y rivales, Niña amada mía, and Mujer de madera. She became the household name after her performance in Vecinos. Between 2005 to 2022, she appeared as the main cast Silvia Olvera de San Román in the sitcom alongside Macaria, Ana Bertha Espín, and Octavio Ocaña.
The Mexican actress is also a part of Yo amo a Juan Querendón, Una familia con suerte, Mentir para vivir, Mi corazón es tuyo, and Mujeres de negro. As of 2022, she portrayed the role of Esther Noriega in Vencer la ausencia starring Ariadne Díaz, David Zepeda, Danilo Carrera, and Alejandra Barros.
Furthermore, Mayrín appeared in Amor sin maquillaje, Me declaro culpable, Corazón que miente, Soltero con hijas, Si nos dejan, Mi marido tiene familiar, and Rubi.
Is She A Part Of The ‘Quantum of Solace’?
Back in 2007, there was news that Mayrin had acquired the role of “Bond girl” in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace which was going to release in 2008.
Though she was considered for the role of Julia Montaño in the 2004 telenovela Apuesta por un Amor, eventually the Mexican actress Patricia Manterola received the role.
Who Is Mayrín Villanueva’s Husband?
Mayrín Villanueva’s current husband is a Mexican actor, Eduardo Santamarina. As per reports, the couple has been married for over a decade. They met 12 years ago and immediately started their relationship.
After dating for some time, Mayrin tied a knot with her husband, Eduardo in 2009. In one of the interviews, he revealed that he was so in love with her even before their first meeting.
Additionally, her life partner disclosed that he was a huge fan of her from the beginning. He was so crazy about her that he used to pray to saints so that he could get her.
As her admirer, Eduardo Santamarina mentioned that he has multiple photo frames which he made by cutting her magazines and newspapers pictures. On February 28, Villanueva uploaded a post where she shared their album photos, some letters, and other memories they had created since crossing their paths.
Are They Ending Their Marriage?
It’s been a long time since Mayrín and Eduardo have been maintaining a successful marital relationship. Despite the couple actively sharing their blissful relationship on social platforms, there was once news of them parting their ways.
When Villanueva was traveling, she was spotted enjoying herself on a beach without her partner due to which the rumor of their divorce spread. A reporter once asked Santamarina about the rumor which he clearly denied.
After returning home, he revealed that he joked about the false assumptions with his wife after and teasingly said:
“Where did you go that you didn’t tell me? When we got home, I didn’t know you were on vacation”.
Mayrín Villanueva’s Past Affairs: Her Divorce With Jorge Poza
Prior to Santamarina, the soap opera actress was in a marital relationship with her first husband Jorge Poza. By profession, he is also an actor popular for his roles in Bandidos, A Second Chance, and The Stray Cat.
Back in the year 1977, the couple exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony. After spending 11 years together they announced they were splitting. In 2008, the duo officially got divorced signing papers in front of a judge in Mexico City just three months after their announcement.
As per reports, the reason for the split of the former pair was that Mayrin had feelings for her now husband.
Mayrín Villanueva’s Daughter Suffers From Dysmetria
Vecinos’ alum Mayrin is a proud mother of three kids. Along with her current husband Eduardo, she has a daughter, Julia Santamarina.
The couple welcomed their only kid on the 18th of July, 2009. Sadly, their child has a disease named dysmetria. The illness consists of having one leg longer than the other which is due to the thighbone (femur), calf bones (tibia and fibula), or both being shorter in one leg.
After remaining secretive on the subject for years, the celebrity couple disclosed that their kid, Julia at the age of 6 underwent multiple operations to correct the problem.
Learning about the illness, Villanueva and her better half was not ready to accept the sad reality. Talking about the disease she stated:
“At first, as a parent, you say ‘why her and not me’, it’s the first thing that happened to me. Anything that could happen to your children, especially health things, you don’t want it to happen to them.”
The family of three frequently travels to Florida, to a hospital in Palm Beach. Hoping for a positive result, they always try lengthening their daughter’s shorter leg every certain time which depends on her growth.
As mentioned above, Villanueva has two more kids. She shares twins with her ex-husband, Poza. They have a son, Sebastián Poza and daughter, Romina Poza, born on August 2003.
How Rich Is Mayrin Villanueva In 2022?
Mayrín has gathered a decent sum with her flourishing acting career. Along with her fame and fortune, she has been living a luxurious lifestyle.
As of 2022, Mayrin owns $2 million in net worth. On the other hand, her husband, Eduardo Santamarina also has a $1 million net worth. Together, the star couple has a combined worth of $3 million.