– he gave Raphael.
“In that At that time, Julio had already gone to the Arab countries or to Israel and Raphael had acted in the USSR. Although it is true that this type of thing could generate a certain rivalry between them, they have always gotten along well. It is true that they do not go out together , because Julio's life is not like Raphael's, to whom Natalia Figueroa has always controlled, but they respect each other. That's why he doesn't hit me. e behavior in Raphael. They must have caught him in a moment of anger because he is not a person who messes with n nobody, at least as far as I know”, comments Rosa Villacastín.
“We never see each other”
On March 29, 1988, Jesus Maria Amilibia collected in its section People of ABC
Raphael's apologies to Julio Iglesias. “I have said things that I shouldn't say, things that are said without giving them much importance and that later, when you see them written in the newspapers, they hurt your eyes… I've said some nonsense. Well, then I apologize and as soon as I see Julio we will give each other a big hug . It won't happen again. What happened is old news”, declared the artist from Linares.
However, and contrary to what he himself stated, the controversy would last for some time and, again, because of Raphael.In June 1988 , and on the occasion of the promotion in Barcelona of Appearances are deceiving, the newspaper La Vanguardia
collected some new statements from the artist in which he denied the older one and stated that he had never said anything offensive against Julio Iglesias. “It is very painful to contemplate how things can be poisoned – he laments with a bitter mood – for something that I have never said. This whole thing has made me feel terrible because I'm sure Julio hasn't said anything against me either. We have never seen each other, for many years, but I know he is very smart and it is not possible for anyone to catch him saying something derogatory about anyone”, commented Raphael, who then took the opportunity to send another message to Julio : “In a time, about 15 years ago, we saw each other from time to time and I remember that he affectionately called me teacher. Now I don't see him act nor does he see me because we are both very busy”. This time, Julio didn't even notice.
Two years after that disagreement, Raphael and Julio Iglesias publicly showed that they had passed c page. It was on June 3, 1991, when the training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano made a stopover in Miami. That day, Julio Iglesias, his father the doctor Iglesias Puga, Chabeli, Julio José, Enrique, Raphael, Natalia Figueroa, Alexandra, Jacob and Alejandro swore to the flag, in an act in which he also participated Bertin Osborne , at that time based in the American city.
“Julio has absolute loyalty to Spain. Even José Bono says that, with relations with the United States stalled, the one who managed to open the doors was Julio Iglesias. In that aspect, at the Internationally, the star is Julio. That's why he hasn't been given a thumbs up. great tribute in this country, it weighs him down like a slab —explains Rosa Villacastín—. In addition, he has realized that, while his career is ending, Raphael's continues. After transplanting his liver, it has been a resurgence, he has been able to renew himself, listen to the advice of other people, of his children and reach a younger audience. On the other hand, I think it has also had to do with the fact that, after living in Miami for a few years, Raphael returned to Spain. People consider him from here, while Julio is seen as further away. In any case, if Julio sang tomorrow at the Bernabéu, I am convinced that he would fill it. The problem is that he is no longer able to sing because he has suffered a lot because of his leg. They had to operate on him and, although he is not as bad as they say, he is no longer the July to eat the world and fuck 3,000 ladies, which seems like a lot to me, but coming from him, I even believe it”.