- Joan Sebastain Children are José Manuel Figueroa, Juan Sebastián Figueroa González, Trigo de Jesúsand and Julian Figueroa Fernandez. Others include Zarelea Figueroa Ocampo, Joana Marcelia Figueroa Espín, Juliana Joeri Figueroa Alonso and D’Yave Figueroa Espín
- The Mexican entertainer who had 8 children from 5 different women was born on April 8, 1951, and died on July 13, 2015
- Sebastian’s kids have not been able to peacefully share their father’s inheritance especially because he never left a will behind
Joan Sebastian Children from 5 different women have in recent times made the spotlight owing to an inheritance battle that erupted between them following their father’s failure to clearly state his will before his demise on July 13, 2015.
Prior to his death, Joan Sebastian was a professional Mexican singer and songwriter known to have composed over a thousand songs in his lifetime. The polygamist who initially trained to be a Catholic priest turned out to be a seasoned entertainer and father of many kids.
Meet Joan Sebastian’s Spouses and Children
All through his life, Joan is known to have had 8 children with 5 different women. His first 3 kids were born to him from his first wife Teresa González whom he reportedly married in 1973 and divorced in 1996. His children with Teresa are
- José Manuel Figueroa (Born May 15, 1975)
- Juan Sebastián Figueroa González (Born August 17, 1977) and
- Trigo de Jesús (Born June 25, 1979)
After his divorce from Teresa, the entertainer kept walking in and out of marital and non-marital relationships. He notably dated the popular actress and singer Arleth Terán for a short while. His other spouses and children are
- Maribel Del Rocio Fernández – Zarelea Figueroa Ocampo (Born August 23, 1988)
- Alina Espin – Joana Marcelia Figueroa Espín (Born Febuary 10, 1998)
- Erica Alonso – Juliana Joeri Figueroa Alonso (Born March 8, 2003)
- Diana Villa
It’s not too clear whether D’Yave Figueroa is Villa’s child. Be that as it may, some of Sebastian’s spouses are also famous entertainers like him. Firstly, his ex-wife Maribel Del Rocio Fernández a famous Costa Rican Mexican actress, model, singer, and T.V hostess known to have been elected Miss CoastaRica in 1978 and represented her country at the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Furthermore his former lover, Diana Villa is also an actress and singer famous for Libre para amarte.
Some of Joan’s Kids are Established Entertainers
Some of Joan Sebastian’s Children have toed the career path of their late father and are doing well at it. These include José Manuel Figueroa, who is a songwriter, singer, and actor that is known for works like Expulsado del Paraiso (1995). Furthermore, Julian Figueroa is also an actor who notably portrayed his father in his younger days while José Manuel Figueroa portrayed his father in his later days in the series Por Siempre Joan Sebastian which premiered on June 27, 2016.
In addition, Zarelea Figueroa Ocampo is also a musician and a social media influencer. She released her album Te Recuerdo Bonito in May 2017 through CHR Records and she currently has thousands of followers on her Instagram account.
2 of the Late Singer’s Kids Were Murdered in Cold Blood
Sebastian’s sons were previously shot dead on different occasions. First, his son Trigo was shot in the back of the head after one of his father’s concerts in Mission, Texas on August 27, 2006. Trigo was the security coordinator of his father’s tour but was unfortunately killed by some of his father’s followers who were alleged to be approaching Joan Sebastian for an autograph.
Secondly, the late musician’s other son Juan was shot dead on June 12, 2010, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, after arriving at a nightclub with some friends. Some reports have alleged that the incident had something to do with the Mexican drug cartels. This is however yet to be confirmed.
While 2 of Sebastian’s kids died of gunshot wounds the late Mexican singer survived cancer 3 times but gave up the 4th time. He died at the age of 64 and his body was laid in a cemetery in Juliantla, close to Trigo his son.
All there is to Know about Joan Sebastian’s Children’s Inheritance Battle
The Mexican singer Sebastian battled bone cancer for a long time before he died. While many of his fans, family, and acquaintances were struggling to come to terms with his demise, his children were more concerned about the sharing formula for all that he left behind.
The musician had a total number of 8 children but 2 (Trigo and Juan) died before him. This means that the inheritance rift experienced in his family is between his remaining 6 children and their mothers. Sources have said Sabasian’s children were not able to come to terms with how their father’s property will be shared in a way that no one will feel cheated. More so, the entertainer never left a will behind, making it difficult to evenly distribute his wealth among his heirs.
What Exactly did the Talented Musician Leave Behind?
According to celebrity net worth, Joan Sebastian had a net worth of $5 million. The entertainer’s family lawyer Cipriano Sotelo also said Sebastian left behind 51 properties in different Mexican states. Cipriano further claimed that a good number of the properties were not in good shape and needed urgent attention.
While this has remained the position of their family lawyer, Joan’s youngest child Juliana Sebastian claimed that their father owned other assets and also other bank accounts that were not revealed.
Why is Juliana Joeri Feeling Cheated?
Joan’s youngest child Juliana Joeri has been in the news the most as she repeatedly accused her half-brothers of being dishonest. According to an Instagram video she shared, Juliana claims her brothers did not open up to her about the entire properties her father left behind.
She claims that she is living well but that does not imply that she is not entitled to what her father left behind. Joeri further accused her brothers of sharing lands, cars, and jewels without including her. She said everyone stole everything and she is sick of keeping quiet. The 20-years-old has vowed to claim her inheritance by every legal means possible. She lamented that she has not received anything except 2 shirts and 2 jackets and a pair of shoes someone kept for her on her father’s ranch. Juliana was particularly pained because she has these items only because someone outside her family gave them to her.
Her brothers have however denied these allegations and the lawyer for the testamentary succession of Joan Sebastian, Cipriano Sotelo has said the heirs of late Joan’s fortune are all his 6 children who are alive. He also said the other 2 would have been Trigo and Juan Sebastian but their children will the part that corresponds to their late parents. Also, Claudia Alina is the last joint heir because she was the late musician’s last partner.
Joan Sebastian’s Kids May Need to Sell all their Father’s Landed Properties Before Inheritance Distribution will be Finalized
Given the intensity of the rivalry existing between his kids Joan’s legal representative has said that it may be difficult to evenly distribute the Musician’s properties. He has however proposed that the properties could be put up for sale. After which, the money realized will be shared equally shared among his heirs.
Surprisingly, while much of the information in the public space about Joan’s kids is about the family’s inheritance rift, they are putting heads together to open a museum in their father’s hometown, Jaliantla, Guerrero. The Museum is to be in the loving memory of their father and all his achievements.
In the middle of this development, the late entertainer’s relatives lodged a complaint in July 2020 that their father’s mausoleum was broken into. Security measures were beefed up to avoid the suspicion that the late musician’s body is to be stolen.
As of 2022, Sebastians’ kids have still not arrived at a favorable sharing formula of their father’s inheritance. While the family attorney has suggested selling late Joan’s physical properties, the decision is yet to be finalized. This may be the only thing that will end the rift and allow both Joan Sebastian and his heirs to finally rest in peace.