Justice recognizes 43-year-old Spaniard as biological child of Julio Iglesias

(July 4) Javier Santos arrives with his mother at the Valencia court

A Spanish court has announced on Wednesday that Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old Spanish man

The mother of the 43-year-old Spaniard claims she had a relationship with the singer in the 1970 decade. "A judge accepts the demand of a 43-year-old Valencian man and declares Julio Iglesias as his biological father", the Valencia court said on Twitter. The artist may submit an appeal to an appeal instance.

The decision is a victory for Javier Sánchez Santos, born in April of 1976, who was unsuccessful with a first paternity suit, rejected in 1999 by the Spanish Supreme Court.

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