Spanish socialite as well as a TV host, Chábeli Iglesias is popularly known as the daughter of the famous Filipina socialite, Isabel Preysler and Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias. She started her career as a teenage model. She featured several in local and international magazine covers. In the 1990s, Iglesias appeared in a number of American talk shows, and came into limelight with the show, ‘Chabeli’ and ‘El Show de Chabeli’.
Chábeli Iglesias was born Maria Isabel Iglesias Preysler on 3rd September 1971 in Cascais, Portugal. She holds Spanish nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Iglesias is the daughter born to Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler and Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, who divorced when she was only six. Her mother later married Carlos Falcó and Miguel Boyer.
Iglesias has two younger brothers, Julio Iglesias Jr., and Enrique Iglesias. Both of them are popular singers. Her brother Enrique is known for his hit singles such as Hero and Be With You.
In 1990, Chábeli Iglesias appeared in various television shows, mainly in Spanish-language channels such as Univisión and Telemundo.
The following year, Iglesias debuted on Antena 3 as a television presenter. She presented ‘Al sol con’ which is a Spanish program about summer sports.
Iglesias also appeared on various American talk shows including ‘El Show de Chabeli’. She gained massive popularity in the U.S, as a result, she became a host of her own show, ‘Chabeli’.
Iglesias has also worked as an advertising model. She likes designing clothes and wants to open her own brand of clothes.
Chábeli Iglesias has been married twice and has two children. She married Ricardo Bofill Jr, the son of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in 1993. The couple stayed in a relationship for 3 years and divorced in 1996.
Iglesias married businessman Christian Fernando Altaba on 8th October 2001. She gave birth to her first child, a boy named Alejandro Altaba. Their son was born prematurely on January 14, 2002.
On 2nd February 2010, Iglesias announced that she was pregnant with twin girls who were expected to be born in the summer of 2010. Unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage on March 12, 2010.
Iglesias welcomed her second child, a daughter, Sofia Altaba on 4 January 2012. The pregnancy was kept a complete totally secret at the time.
In June of 1999, Iglesias had a car accident in LA and was hospitalized. After the investigation, police stated that only one out of a million people would survive the kind of accident she had. She was in the passenger seat when the vehicle rolled over several times and both passengers were ejected.
Chábeli Iglesias earns good amount of money from her career. She has appeared in a number of television shows earning thousands of dollars. Iglesias’s estimated net worth is around $1.9 million, as per the sources from networthpost. She also owns a house in Pinecrest, Florida, U.S.