Curiosity about López-Gatell’s love life: what women has he been associated with

López-Gatell's life has been something to talk about on several occasions (Photo: Presidency of Mexico)
López-Gatell’s life has been something to talk about on several occasions (Photo: Presidency of Mexico)

After the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, was seen vacationing on the beach in Zipolite, Oaxaca, in the company of a woman with whom he had previously been seen in a restaurant in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, la curious about their romances increase.

It turns out that the woman he was caught with is Rebeca Peralta Mariñelarena, former official in the government of Evo Morales. Presumed to have a relationship with her for several months.

In October 2020, the first image of the couple was revealed, when they were having dinner and kissed in an establishment in Rome. The situation generated a lot of controversy, as on this last occasion, the undersecretary was without a mask and in a public place despite the fact that he himself asked the population to stay at home and follow sanitary measures.

López-Gatell on vacation in Zipolite (Photo: Twitter / @ sinreservas620)
López-Gatell on vacation in Zipolite (Photo: Twitter / @ sinreservas620)

Rebeca Peralta has a degree in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and also has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and defines herself, as indicated on her Twitter profile, as Mexican-Bolivian.

Fan club

Despite the criticism, the situation has given way to curiosity about López-Gatell’s private and love life, since in addition to being responsible for many health aspects in the pandemic, became the “crush” of many and many Mexicans, proof of this is their fan club with about 100,000 people.

Last October 23, within the framework of Doctor’s Day, six women, representing the entire López-Gatell fan club, went to the National Palace to bring him a serenade.

His club is made up of more than 100,000 people (Photo: Twitter / @ LauraBruges)
His club is made up of more than 100,000 people (Photo: Twitter / @ LauraBruges)

Upon leaving the evening conference, the epidemiologist was surprised with mariachis and with several women with banners who assured that they represented thousands of their followers throughout Mexico, but that for health reasons only a small committee had attended.

After several songs, they gave him a few words of gratitude for his work, and that of his team, in the face of the pandemic and took pictures with him, forgetting the healthy distance.

It should be noted that members of the fan club have expressed on several occasions that in addition to believing in López-Gatell’s work, they consider him to be an attractive man, which has led them to join a Facebook group where they share both health recommendations and photographs of themselves and comments referring to their physical appearance.

His fans always point out the physical attractiveness of López-Gatell (Photo: Twitter / @ Betty_Couder)
His fans always point out the physical attractiveness of López-Gatell (Photo: Twitter / @ Betty_Couder)

His ex wife

Although there are many who would like to be part of her life and take the place of Rebeca Peralta, there is one who does not think the same. It’s about his ex-wife Arantxa Colchero, with whom he was married for two decades and before that he had a dating relationship during his college years.

When the image of the undersecretary having dinner with his girlfriend in the Roma neighborhood was revealed, some pointed out that the woman could be Arantxa and others said that she was being unfaithful, however the woman herself reported through a letter addressed to the magazine Emeequis, who had two years that he had separated from the Undersecretary of Health.

As revealed, in his college years the Undersecretary and Colchero had a relationship full of loveAt least that’s how they stopped seeing it when they dedicated their graduation theses. In July 1996, when she graduated with a degree in economics from UNAM, she wrote in her thanks: “To Hugo, my partner, for sharing this work with such enthusiasm”.

Arantxa Colchero, López-Gatell's ex-wife (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
Arantxa Colchero, López-Gatell’s ex-wife (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Five years later, the epidemiologist finished his master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the same university. In 2001 he presented the thesis “Risk factors for the development of infections in patients with Generalized Lupus Erythematosus (pneumonia)” and López-Gatell returned the gesture: “To you Arantxa, one more step together”.

They later moved to Baltimore, where Colchero studied for a doctorate in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, while López-Gatell also continued his epidemiology studies at the same university.

However, love ended for this health couple, and in April of this year, when it was leaked that she was López-Gatell’s wife, she had to come out to declare that she had already been separated from him for more than a year.


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