Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
Football legend Diego Maradona reportedly changed his will so all his biological children could share his inheritance equally following a row with his ex-wife and two oldest daughters.
The news was reported by the Argentine newspaper La Nacion on 7th December.
According to the report, the will was changed in 2016, replacing an early one written up in 2012 which made his two oldest daughters Dalma, 33, and Gianinna, 31, the sole recipients of his inheritance. (https://bit.ly/3oCO72R)
Both Dalma and Gianinna are from Maradona’s marriage with Claudia Villafane.
The initial document also blocked any possible attempts to claim inheritance by any of his other children born outside of his marriage, which ended in divorce in 2004.
However, while Maradona was working and living in Dubai as a football manager, he decided to make the changes to his final will and testament.
The decision came after numerous disputes with Villafane including one where the football legend accused her of stealing 458 personal items he collected during his career.
Both Dalma and Gianinna sided with their mother which apparently angered Maradona and led to him making the changes.
The decision means the inheritance left by one of football’s biggest figures will be evenly distributed among all of Maradona’s children who include Diego Junior, Jana, and Diego Fernando.
Another factor is two ongoing paternity cases for Magali Gil, 25, and Santiago Lara, 19, who both claim to be Maradona’s children and are fighting for DNA confirmation.
It is unclear if more names are expected to be added to the list of Maradona’s kids.
The 1986 World Cup winner died at the age of 60 from a heart attack in his home in the city of Tigre located in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires on 25th November.
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