Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi denied Tuesday in an open letter all the accusations of infidelity that his ex-wife, actress Adamari Lopez, made against him in her book "Viviendo" (Living).
"Being a gentleman, and out of respect for the life we had together, out of respect for myself," he has not issued any statement about the accusations Lopez made in the book, which went on sale Dec. 31.
Nonetheless, the artist said that "cover after cover, interview after interview, in the most unfeeling and cruel way things are being described that never happened."
"Keeping quiet this time would be a mistake. For this once and one time only I will speak out. The story she tells, though very dramatic and no doubt profitable, is not only incomplete but is not faithful to the truth," Fonsi said.
The singer totally rejected the book's description of him as "a callous man who walked out on his wife while she was battling a difficult disease."
Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and a year later married the singer. The actress was later cured of the disease after months of chemotherapy. Because of his commitment to her, Fonsi had suspended his career and remained at her side throughout the treatment.
"When we decided to separate and eventually get a divorce, she had been free of cancer for almost four years," Fonsi said.
He said that Lopez's strategy "was a mix of blame, defamation, destructiveness and finally making big money from the sale of the book."
Through the whole process, he said, he never asked for, expected or needed a word of thanks or acknowledgment from her at all.
"All that I did, I did for love. My only wish is for people to hear the truth about our life together," he said. EFE