Everything was ready for the big day – the music, the flowers, the guests arriving… and suddenly, everything fell apart. The Sevillian bullfighter Juan Ortega canceled his wedding with Carmen Otte Alba in Jerez de la Frontera just an hour before the ceremony, which was to be held last Saturday, December 2.
According to sources consulted by ABC, the bullfighter would have expressed his doubts about the marriage shortly before the scheduled time for the wedding. In this way, before their lives were united in marriage, he would have asked that the ceremony, which was already completely organized, be suspended.
The cancellation of the wedding, which was shaping up to be a grand event with the attendance of numerous bullfighters and celebrities, has left the guests and the general public baffled. "The news has fallen like a bucket of cold water among the guests, especially the bride's family, who cannot believe what happened," ABC said.
Before this sit-in at the altar, several questions appear: what were the doubts that led Ortega to make this last-minute decision? What will be the next step for the couple and how will they manage this very public situation? At the moment, little is known.
Not many details are known about the bride either. Despite being an anonymous person, it has only emerged that Carmen did her cardiology residency at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville and works in Jerez.
The matador and the cardiologist had been in a relationship for ten years before their wedding was cancelled. This long period of courtship makes the last-minute decision to call off the marriage even more surprising. Furthermore, the couple, whose future is uncertain, held a pre-wedding in which no one could suspect the disastrous outcome that the ceremony was going to have.