Carmen Botin O’Shea is a Spanish Celebrity Ex-Spouse. She gained media attention as the former wife of late Spanish No. 1 golfer Seve Ballesteros.
|Full Name||Carmen Botin O'Shea|
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Father's Name||Emilio Botin|
|Mother's Name||Paloma O'Shea|
|Siblings||Javier, Emilio, Ana, Carolina, Paloma|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown Eyes|
|Eyes Color||Brown Eyes|
|Spouse(s)/Partner(s)||Seve Ballesteros (m. 1988 - d. 2004)|
|Children||Three (Javier, Miguel, Carmen)|
|Net Worth||$100,000 to $1 Million|
Who is Carmen Botin O’Shea?
Carmen Botin O’Shea was born in Spain in the family of a famous banker, her father, Emilio Botin, and her mother, Paloma O’Shea. Unfortunately, her exact time and place of birth are unknown. As a result, her sun sign also remains a mystery.
Similarly, there is no information related to her academic history. She has kept all the information about her high school, college, university, degree, etc., limited to her close ones.
Carmen spent her childhood in a wealthy family as her father was the executive chair of Spain’s Grupo Santander. She grew up alongside five siblings. Among five, she had two brothers named Javier and Emilio and three sisters named Ana, Carolina, and Paloma.
We do not know what Carmen looks like as of now. However, there are multiple pictures of her from her younger days. From her old photographs, we can say that she is a beautiful woman with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Similarly, Carmen seems to have taken care of her body well as she seems fit in all her pictures. Carmen is a cheerful person who has a beautiful smile with perfectly aligned teeth. Additionally, she has a fair and warm skin tone.
Unfortunately, no good sources provide information about her body measurements, such as height, weight, chest-waist-hip, etc.
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Carmen Botin gained fame through her ex-husband’s success in his career as a golfer. However, her career pursuit is a mystery. Her father was a famous banker. Similarly, her eldest sister followed her father’s steps to be a banker. She also has a sister who is a pianist and patron of the arts. The same sister is also the founder and current president of Reina Sofia School of Music.
Currently, we can hear the name of Carmen Botin O’Shea in different areas related to philanthropy. She also started a foundation called Botin Foundation along with her father and mother.
Talking about her late ex-husband’s career, he was once the world’s no.1 for over two months. Seve Ballesteros was ranked the world’s no. 1 on 27 April 1986. He held the top spot for 61 weeks, about one and half years.
During his career, he won five major championships. He registered himself as Masters Tournament champion twice, in 1980 and 1983. Similarly, he won The Open Championship in 1979, 1984, and 1988.
Seve has also earned multiple achievements and awards. He was named European Tour Golfer of the Year thrice in 1986, 1988, and 1991. Similarly, the golfing world elected him to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.
Seve was active for 33 years as a professional golfer. He started his career in 1974 and announced his retirement in 2007. In these 33 years, he recorded 90 professional wins, among which 50 came from the European Tours.
Relationship and Husband
Carmen Botin met his late ex-husband, Seve Ballesteros, in 1983 when she was only 17 years old. They met when Seve was requested to teach Carmen golf by her father. During their lessons, they developed feelings but always kept their relationship secret.
Finally, in November 1988, the couple exchanged vows and got married. Unfortunately, it was not their happily ever after as they divorced in 2004 in the Cantabria municipality of Marina.
During their marriage of 16 years, they had three children. Their eldest child, a son, Javier, was born in 1990, followed by their second son, Miguel, in 1993. Their youngest child is a daughter named Carmen, born in 1995.
After their divorce, her husband dated a few other women, while Carmen does not have any records of dating anybody else after the marriage.
Seve was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in October 2008. He underwent multiple treatments and surgeries to cure the tumor, which was classified as cancerous. After the diagnosis of the tumor, Seve survived for two years before kicking the bucket at the age of 54 on 7 May 2011.
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Carmen’s line of work is an unknown area to the general people. However, few unreliable sources claim her net worth to be either $100,000 or $1 Million. She was born into a wealthy family, so these estimations do not seem right as they are very low for a daughter of a wealthy family.
On the other hand, her late ex-husband was estimated to have a net worth of $4 million.
Social Media Presence
Carmen is not present on any social media sites. She has always lived a life away from media. She came into the spotlight for a few years when she was with her ex-husband but immediately started living outside the fame after their divorce.
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