Comedian and actress Fatima Florez, from Argentina, is no stranger to the limelight.
With the election of her partner, Javier Milei, to the position of President of Argentina, Florez is now poised to gain international recognition.
Who is Javier Milei’s girlfriend, Fatima Florez?
Fatima Florez is an Argentine actress, comedian, and impersonator who was born María Eugenia Florez.
On the Argentine investigative journalism TV show Periodismo para todos, she gained notoriety for her impersonations of the former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Translated, the broadcast says, “journalism for everybody.”
The most prestigious honors for Argentine radio and television, the Martín Fierro Awards, were won by Florez twice, in 2013 and 2015.
In 1981, Florez was born and raised in the Buenos Aires province’s Olivos district.
She did impersonation of her professors, played hockey, and attended acting, dance, and singing lessons in school.
She became a member of Las Primas in 2000.
She married the group’s producer, Norberto Marcos, in 2001 when she was twenty years old. Marcos was more than twenty years her senior.
They were married for more than 20 years despite their age difference.
Based on the Catholic title of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Our Lady of Fatima, Marcos was the one who gave her the stage name Fatima.
“I was the only one who believed in [Florez],” he stated in a 2023 interview with Telefe. We had nothing, not even her believing in her.”
In her late 20s and early 30s, Florez rose to fame in Argentina through her roles as impersonators in entertainment shows and on television.
She impersonates a variety of political and celebrity characters, such as Madonna, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears.
She has also taken on the persona of her current boyfriend, Javier Milei, by wearing a short, shaggy wig that is similar to his well-known hairdo.
When did Javier and Fatima start dating?
Javier Milei and Fatima Florez first crossed paths on the well-liked chat show Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand, hosted by Mirtha Legrand.
It’s possible to think of the show as “Having Lunch with Mirtha Legrand.”
According to the Daily Mail, Florez said to Milei in the December 2022 interview, “You are too alone for your important role,” implying that he was single.
Florez and her husband of 22 years, Norberto Marcos, formally split two months later, in February 2023.
Although they have maintained their amicable relationship in public, several Argentine media outlets have revealed that the two frequently dispute behind closed doors.
There have also been whispers of supposed infidelity around the two.
Although it’s unclear when Florez and Milei started dating, they made a comeback to Legrand’s show in October 2023, just before the election in Argentina.
Florez confirmed the duo were dating, saying: “We started talking on Instagram and we started seeing each other much later.”
She added, “It came very naturally. It was very little by little. I was in Uruguay, working, and we started writing to each other.”
Milei later told the interviewer “I am very in love,” calling their relationship “exotic.”
Shortly after the interview, Milei shared footage of Florez cheering him on during a political rally.
He captioned the video: “SHE is the most beautiful flower! I LOVE YOU…LONG LIVE F***ING FREEDOM.”
She shared a picture of herself on Instagram Stories on November 19, the day of the nation’s runoff presidential election. In the photo, she was seen posing.
On his own Instagram, Milei reshared the narrative with the following caption: “My LOVE Fatima Florez already voted…!!!” F***ING FREEDOM LIVE FOREVER.”
Florez appears to be taking her forthcoming role as Argentina’s First Lady seriously, at least as seriously as a comedian could, despite the fact that the two have only been dating for a few months.
She just posted a picture of herself pretending to be her political boyfriend on Instagram.
She wrote, “YO SOY TU LEONA” in the photo’s description, adding purple heart emojis.
The caption translates to “I Am Your Lioness,” a playful nod to one of Milei’s nicknames, the Lion.
Who is Javier Milei?
Javier Milei is a writer, economist, and politician from Argentina.
In addition, he was elected president of Argentina on November 19, 2023, after defeating Finance Minister Sergio Massa with about 56% of the vote.
Milei has been compared to Donald Trump in Argentina, although even the former US President appears mild in contrast.
Through Truth Social, Trump congratulated Milei on his victory.
As reported by Reuters, he wrote: “You will turn your Country around and truly Make Argentina Great Again!”
Milei goes by three monikers.
The Wig, which stands for his (actual) shaggy hairstyle, The Madman, also known as “El Loco,” the insane one, and The Lion, as he likes to refer to himself.
According to reports, he supports the sale of human organs, the US dollar as Argentina’s official currency, and the auctioning off of the nation’s rivers and oceans.
In addition, Milei frequently yells and swears during live TV programs, and she has referred to Pope Francis as “the representative of evil on Earth.” Milei also loves Margaret Thatcher.
His unconventional upbringing and extreme ideologies have only served to increase his popularity.
Milei has declared himself to be an advocate for unrestricted love, likening drug abuse to self-destruction, dressing up as the superhero “General AnCap,” and referring to himself as a tantric sex coach.
Nevertheless, the son of a housewife and bus driver has risen to prominence in Argentina’s political landscape.
His official start date is December 10, 2023.