Mexican singer and actress Thalía had an emotional reunion in Mexico with her grandmother Eva Mange, who turned 100 years old
Thalía traveled to Mexico to be with her grandmother, Eva Mange, on her 100th birthday. The Mexican singer and actress, 46, shared a photo of the emotional reunion on Instagram Jan. 21. “Today was an unforgettable day! God gave us the blessing of celebrating our grandmother’s 100th birthday! Eva Mange Márquez, I love you,” she wrote.
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But there was another reason the trip was so special: Thalía reconnected with her sister and Mange’s longtime caretaker, Mexican actress Laura Zapata, 61. In 2012, after their mother died and Zapata took over caring for Mange, family drama erupted over money that resulted in a lawsuit against Thalía and her three other sisters.
At a party thrown by Zapata at Mange’s Mexico City home, Zapata and Thalía put past differences aside, even singing together along with a mariachi band.
The singer and entrepreneur, who lives in California with her American music executive husband Tommy Mottola and their children Sabrina, 10, and Mateo, 6, did not arrive at the party empty-handed. She brought Mange a gorgeous seven-layer pink cake with a dedication in the frosting: “100 years Evita! We love you abuelita. Sabrina, Mateo, Thalía, Tommy.”
The festivities also included a mass in Mange’s honor. Univision’s entertainment show El Gordo y la Flaca — co-hosted by Thalia’s longtime friend Lili Estefan — covered the fiesta and shared details on its Instagram’s page.
A few hours before hopping on a flight to hug her in person, Thalía honored her maternal grandmother’s centennial on Jan. 19 with an Instagram post of Mange looking lovingly at her great-grandson, Mateo, when he was a baby. “Happy birthday abuelita. Today it’s been 100 years since you first saw the light of day in the precious beaches of La Paz, Baja California. We love you so much grandma. Sabrina, Mateo, Tommy and I celebrate your life!” she wrote in the caption.
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The post garnered over 80,000 likes and hundreds of comments in a few hours. “Wow, 100 years! May God continue to bless her and always care for her,” one user said. “What a blessing to have your grandma for so many years. From heaven, doña Yola
Some of the singer’s followers on Instagram commented on her birthday post, urging her to visit Mange and congratulate her in person. “The best gift is your presence. Visit her,” one fan said. “Hug your grandma Thalía,” another added. Consider it done!
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