María Jiménez, in her posthumous documentary: from her alcoholic mother to her daughter’s father and his relationships with women

Maria Jimenez He only spoke about his illness in a documentary that has been broadcast posthumously on laSexta since this Sunday. The indomitable singer died this Thursday, September 7 at the age of 73 from lung cancer that she kept a secret. More than 30,000 people attended her funeral chapel, which was installed in the Seville City Hall.

“Life has put a new stone in my path. This time in the form of an illness and it is going too fast. I want to tell what I have experienced through my images and my most personal diaries. Which I share with you for the first time,” María advanced in these images that are now broadcast posthumously.

The singer went back to her childhood: “Since I was a child I learned to live with the blows of an alcoholic mother who made me suffer the most. Something that I have never told until now.”

Hunger also marked her childhood: “I have been hungrier than a snail on the sail of a ship. As a child because there was none, as an adult so as not to gain weight. But this is how I am now, eating everything I want,” she added. with his characteristic humor.

María cleaned houses to get ahead and when she was discovered in the tablaos, the legend began to be built. “My mother would call me from time to time, asking me when I gave her money. And that’s when I realized that she would support my family.”

Your relationships with men… and women?

With the sense of humor that characterized her, she explained: “I liked absolutely all men. Every fifteen days I liked a different one.” She was a feminist from the first day of her life to the last: “I looked at them and said, this one falls today, and it fell. I felt like a man and without any problems. Why not women? Men in this country are very sexist and I was a free spirit, I was not very understood.

In this sense, the legend of Spanish song added: “I have thrown myself at everything that moved. No politicians, yes bullfighters, ranchers too. I have had romances with everyone.” Regarding whether he had relationships with women, he explained: “Not with women. If I had, I would have said so. I’ve tried it too but I didn’t like it and I said ‘I’ll stop there.'”

The father of her daughter

His daughter, Dew, died at just 17 years old due to a traffic accident. It was the great wound that could never heal. “When I was 16, I got pregnant and my father told me it wasn’t his. It was a big deal, but since I’m strong, I got over it.” In this way, this is how she remembered her daughter’s father: “My daughter’s father was an absurd person who already died. When I got pregnant I told him: ‘Very good. If he is not yours today, he will never be yours.'” María never revealed her identity. Neither in this documentary. It was a rancher.