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Colombian Author García Márquez Had Secret Mexican Daughter

Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, March 6, 2014. It was reported Sunday Jan. 16, 2022 that the late Garcia Marquez had a daughter out of wedlock in Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, March 6, 2014. It was reported Sunday Jan. 16, 2022 that the late Garcia Marquez had a daughter out of wedlock in Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
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Bogota, Colombia (AP) -- For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s.

The closely guarded secret was published by Colombian newspaper El Universal on Sunday and confirmed to the Associated Press by two relatives of the Nobel Prize-winning author, who is famous for novels like One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.