A royal - sort of - separation. The Spanish media are reporting that Don Beltran Gomez-Acebo and his wife, the model Laura Ponte, are on the verge of an official separation. Don Beltran is the fourth son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz.
The couple married in September 2004 and have two children, Luis, 4, and Laura, 3. There have been rumors of marital problems for some time now, although the couple recently attended a tennis match in Madrid. Don Beltran is now living with his mother on Madrid.
Don Beltran is a nephew of King Juan Carlos. The king's elder daughter, Infanta Elena and her husband, Jaime de Marichalar, are separated.