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

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

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

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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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