With everything Irene Villa has been through, few events could break her plans. For this reason, her boyfriend decided to give her an unforgettable moment and surprise her with something completely unexpected: David Serrato asked for her hand during the parade held in Ibiza that closed the third edition of the 'Inclusion Tour Fashion Day, the first 100% inclusive catwalk in the world. It happened on Friday night and Irene was completely in shock, as they explained to this newspaper from the backstage of Hï Ibiza at the end of an event - for the benefit of the Adapted Sports Association of Ibiza and Formentera ( ADIIF)– to which Rebeka Brown's performance put the colophon.
La Vanguardia was able to speak with Irene hours before the show and she did not imagine that this moment could come. Divorced in 2018 from the father of her children, Juan Pablo Lauro, Irene lives the sweetest moment with David Serrato while her ex continues his relationship with Nuria Fergó. When asked if he would get married again, this was his answer without knowing what was about to happen: “I promise you that I have always said that why do we get married if all couples get divorced? (laughs). However, with David I don't know why I wouldn't rule it out, because I feel a peace... It was meeting David and suddenly feeling at home. And the fact that he lives in Sória and I in Madrid, we each lead our own lives, we travel, I have three children, he none, we are both divorced, we know what it is to live together... We feel at home, but each in the his (laughter)".
Irene, whose life was cut short by an ETA attack when she was 12 years old – she lost both legs – has a degree in Audiovisual Communication, Humanities and Psychology, has published six books, writes columns, gives conferences and accumulates golds and championships in adapted skiing, slalom and fencing. If there is an example of self-improvement, it is his. "I believe that there are thoughts that help; what you believe you create and thoughts will condition your life; it's not so much what happens to you, but how you deal with it. It is a type of emotional intelligence, to consider what I will suffer for if it is not worth it? Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional."
Regarding the change in life that has come to him suddenly, this is what he said a few days ago: "Sometimes it's better to miss each other and not see each other too much, because wonderful things are broken because of coexistence. One day David says to me: 'Listen, but if we get married, can we each continue to live in our own house?' I replied that naturally, we can do what we want, but freedom for me is non-negotiable". If a ring on the ring finger is capable of working the miracle, we will know soon.