Viviendo, Parte II [Living, Part II]: Adamari Lopez

[Tagline quote says: “My daughter is a miracle from God.”]

By: Gabriela Yareliz

On June 12, 2013, I wrote Viviendo [living]: Adamari Lopez, based on my reading of Adamari Lopez’s autobiography. She is an incredible Puerto Rican actress and writer who has overcome many obstacles. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through a mastectomy and chemo. She saved some of her eggs (fertilized with her then-husband’s sperm) before she started chemo, only to later go through a divorce in which her husband left her. That was the day Luis Fonsi (her ex-husband) lost many fans. She was devastated because her biggest dream was to have children, but she wasn’t about to have a child with her ex-husband and the eggs she had saved.

After this loss, she went on to dance in Mira Quien Baila (the Hispanic version of Dancing with the Stars). She ended up winning the competition and donating money to the search for a cure cause (for cancer). She didn’t only win the competition, but she stole the heart of her professional dance partner, Toni Costa. Both of her parents passed away (another difficulty to add to the mix), and this new romance with the Spanish dancer made some of us feel better, and it filled us with hope that she would find joy in her life again after the many tragedies she endured.

After doctors told her that it was impossible for her to have children, and that the fertilized eggs (by her ex-husband) were her only chance, she announced in 2014 that she was expecting a child; the father being her new partner in life, Toni Costa (the dancer we all love).

She has been using her platform to tell others about how hard she prayed to God for this child, and the fact that miracles do exist and happen. This child is a miracle; she has overcome all the odds.

All of her fandom is delighted by the news, and her People en Español cover with Lopez holding her baby girl is a special and unique one. Because I wrote about her years ago, I had to do a follow-up post.

Expect miracles. They happen. Even when everything says impossible, God knows the desires of our heart, and He has the final say. Alaia (the baby) is a miracle. Her life shows how big God is and the things He can do for us.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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