Irene Romualdez Marcos, the third child of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, the former president and first lady of the Philippines, is married to Gregorio Maria Araneta III.

After her name was revealed in the Panama Papers leak and for encouraging student protests at several campus events, she gained national notoriety more recently.

Gregorio Maria Araneta III
Gregorio Maria Araneta III

Who is Irene Marcos Husband?

Gregorio Maria Araneta III is Irene Marcos’ husband. Their marriage dates back to 1983. Together, they have two kids. Gregorio Maria Araneta III’s identity and occupation are still unknown in the official record.

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos’ third child is Irene Romualdez Marcos-Araneta. Being the only Marcos sister who does not hold public service has earned her the nickname “the quiet one.”

Even after 1986, the Marcoses carried on with their criminal activities. In 2001, the Araneta family was caught trying to move substantial sums of money from a Marcos account held at the Union Bank of Switzerland to Deutsche Bank in Germany.

She is well known for extravagant occasions like her US$10.3 million wedding to Gregorio Maria Araneta III in 1983, which took place during her father’s 21-year tenure.

Irene, her mother, and her brother have filed a petition with the Sandiganbayan asking it to reverse Merrill Lynch Asset Management’s ruling that Arelma Inc. must lose all of its assets to the government.

Merrill Lynch Asset Management is based in New York.

Marcos-Araneta was mentioned in the highly contentious Panama Papers together with her husband, Gregorio Maria Araneta III, sister Imee Marcos, and nephews Fernando Manotoc, Matthew Joseph Manotoc, and Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc.

Her celebration in September 1985 was held on the presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo, and it was so extravagant that it generated a scandal when footage of it was made public following the 1986 EDSA Revolution.


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