Alfredo Fraile, who was Julio Iglesias's representative between 1969 and 1984 as well as his friend and confidant, has died in Madrid at the age of 78 as a result of complications derived from the covid . Fraile had been admitted to the Jiménez Díaz Foundation for more than a month. The businessman was the father of six children with his wife, María Eugenia Peña. He was currently settled in Spain despite the fact that he used to spend a lot of time living in Miami.
But the manager not only worked alongside Julio Iglesias throughout his professional career. He also collaborated with Bertín Osborne and advised the former President of the Government Adolfo Suárez , businessman Javier de la Rosa and introduced Silvio Berlusconi to Spain.
Fraile published Confessable Secrets , a memoir in which the main axis is Julio Iglesias. Their relationship was very close, almost brotherly. "At that time I slept more with him than with my wife," said the agent . Friar was largely the architect of the singer's success until one day, fed up with his “selfishness”, he told him: “There you stay, I can't take you anymore”. They did not recover the relationship but the singer upon learning of the death of Fraile has been very dejected. At the funeral home, to say goodbye, it was possible to see María Zurita, Felipe VI's cousin, Enrique Cerezo or the sisters Carla and Caritina Goyanes.
The manager was the guardian of the singer's secrets but in his book he was not he has revealed everything he knows about Julio Iglesias . Disney Media Distribution Latin America has set this volume as the basis for a series about the singer, a project designed to have 13 chapters.
In Fraile's book, who was the brother-in-law of journalist José María García , with whom He has shared many businesses, for example the relationship that Julio Iglesias had with his children is explained. Children were often warned that their father wanted them by his side, and Chábeli jumped saying: “The photographer from Hello! and he wants us to go pose ”. “He preferred to run his parenting by remote control. Chábeli, Julio José and Enrique grew up with that stigma. (…) The children felt used. ”
On the conquests of Julio Iglesias, Fraile also speaks in his book. “It was said that Julio and I managed an agenda where the data of the 3,000 women who had passed through his life appeared, or at least through his bed. (…) If in those years we let that hoax run, it was because in terms of marketing it was good for us to enlarge the legend of Iglesias as a Latin lover ”. And he adds: “Julio always had a weakness for one type of woman. (…) Exotic women drove him crazy, especially Latinas and much more if they were models or hostesses. (…) It became routine for dinners to be chaired by three or four models. ”