Did well-known astrologer Walter Mercado have any youngsters?
Regardless of being wildly well-known for a lot of his life, Walter seems to have stored fairly quiet when it got here to issues of his private life. Within the trailer for Mucho Mucho Amor, we see him balk when requested about his age (although after a little bit little bit of digging, we now know he was born in 1932).
Nevertheless, in 2003, Walter revealed that he maintained a “religious relationship” with Brazilian actress and dancer Mariette Detotto. In a 2004 interview with Crónica, he referred to Mariette as his “soulmate” and stated that he had intentions of marrying her. It doesn’t appear to be Walter and Mariette have been ever legally married. In actual fact, in accordance with Al Día, Walter prevented talking publicly about his sexual orientation, although his non-gender-conforming look elevated him as a distinguished queer icon.
We didn’t discover any retailers reporting that Walter Mercado had youngsters, both with Mariette or with anybody else. Nevertheless, it does appear as if he was very shut along with his nieces. Ahora Mismo studies that he was particularly shut along with his niece Ivonne, even contemplating her to be like a daughter to him.
Following Walter’s demise in 2019, Walter’s nieces took up the mantle to proceed Walter’s legacy. His niece Dannette is a scholar of the Tarot. She additionally collaborated with Walter on his psychic telephone line and ran his web site for a time. One other niece Betty Benet Mercado plans to take over writing Walter’s column, Las Estrellas de Walter Mercado (The Stars of Walter Mercado) for el Nuevo Herald.
Betty says her model of the column will likely be barely completely different: “Walter has all the time finished a superb job, however instances change and it could not be a nasty factor to provide the column a little bit extra sizzle, deliver it updated to the social modifications, purpose it on the new generations and add extra rituals and magic for well being, love, and cash,” she instructed The Miami Herald. She additionally plans to talk extra frankly about intercourse and the way forward for the planet.
“He all the time instructed me that when he handed to the religious aspect, we should always not abandon his viewers, his followers, his individuals,” Betty stated. “He wished us to proceed spreading his message of peace and love, to proceed delivering the celestial messages via the horoscopes, as a result of he stated the inhabitants wants these phrases, that constructive message, that steering from the Universe to feed the spirit.”
Though Walter Mercado might not have had any youngsters, it appears as if his legacy is in good and succesful fingers. You possibly can study extra about Walter and his unimaginable story in Netflix’s upcoming documentary Mucho Mucho Amor. It will likely be obtainable to stream beginning on Monday, July 8.