It's (Really) Complicated: The Life and Times of Gloria Trevi

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As the aughts draw to a close, one artist in particular stands out as having one of the craziest decades ever: I’m talking about 41-year-old pop star Gloria Trevi, of course. Here’s a quick timeline:

2000: She is arrested, along with her manager Sergio Andrade and back-up singer Maria Boquitas, on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing teenage girls. Trevi is then jailed in Brazil, where the trio had been hiding out.

2001: The singer mysteriously becomes pregnant while awaiting extradition to Mexico. DNA tests reveal the child’s father is Andrade.

2002: She gives birth to a boy, Angel Gabriel, and is temporarily released to live with her son. Later that year, she is sent back to Mexico and thrown into a maximum-security penitentiary in Chihuahua.

2003: Andrade is sent to the same facility as the singer but the pair is not allowed contact.

2004: Trevi stages a hunger strike after being denied freedom. Later in the year, she is cleared of charges and vows to make a new record.

2005: The ex-con keeps her promise and releases an album titled Como Nace El Universo. She later announces another pregnancy. This time the daddy is her boyfriend, Armando Gomez, a lawyer that helped free her from jail and was later arrested on money smuggling charges.


2006:
She releases the compilation album La Trayectoria.

2007: Trevi files a lawsuit against a Mexican promoter accusing her of killing the daughter she gave birth to in 1999. The baby’s demise was shrouded in mystery though the singer claimed she accidentally choked to death. Later in the year, the singer-songwriter releases the album Una Rosa Blu, which goes platinum in Mexico.

2008: She embarks on a world tour.

2009: Gloria Trevi marries her longtime boyfriend Armando Gomez in a church ceremony in her hometown of Monterrey.

Congrats, Gloria! That’s quite a decade.

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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