LIMA, Peru (AP) – Former Peruvian presidential candidate Kaiko Fujimori announced on Tuesday that she was ending her marriage to her Peruvian-American husband, Marc Villanella.
Fujimori, 47, said on his Twitter account that they made the decision “after much thought” and “reaffirmed our commitment to end the marriage with the best rules and to continue to educate and support our daughters with the utmost love.”
On his Facebook account, the nationalized Peruvian villa, they decided to “start the partition process”, saying Fujimori was “a valuable and wonderful man in every way”.
Fujimori, the eldest daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who ruled from 1990-2000, said she and Villanella would not comment further on the matter.
They were married in 2004 and have two daughters.
She thanked Villanella for “fighting by my side in the most difficult circumstances and for experiencing the terrible violence of being my husband”.
Fujimori has been a three-time presidential candidate and on three occasions she has reached the run-off but lost – to Ollanta Humala in 2011, to Pedro Pablo Kuzinsky in 2016 and to Peruvian President Pedro Castillo in 2021.