American author William Mebarak Chadid was married to Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado. Chadid is the father of famous songster Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. The 'Al Viento y al azar' author gained stardom along with his wife after their daughter became known to every man jack through her songs.
The celebrity dad was born on 6 September 1931, in Lebanon to his father Alberti Mebarak Spath and his mother Isabel Chadid Baizer. However, his family came to the USA when he was five.
Married Life of Mebarak
William Mebarak Chadid married his love Ripoll Torrado. The celebrity mother Torrado is a supportive wife. But, they have not provided their marriage date to the public.
In his early unstable professional life, Carmen always stood beside Mebarak and helped him get out of those difficulties. Mebarak struggled a lot in those days for his little daughter Shakira.
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Who is Carmen Ripoll Torrado?
The Waka Waka singer's mother Torrado is a strong-hearted woman who always pushed her daughter forward no matter what stood in the way.
Although being a homemaker and a painter by profession, the Grammy Award holder's mother is a professional personal counselor of Shakira and her father.
Torrado was the second wife of Wiliam Mebarak Chadid and step-mom to nine other kids from Mebarak's previous marriage.
The Ex-Wife of The Columbian Author
William Mebarak Chadid married his first wife Lucila Mebarak but they divorced each other. In his later life, the former journalist married the La Tortura songwriter's mother.
Lucila and William have not made the reasons for their separation clear nor have they provided their divorce date yet. They had six sons and three daughters together.
How Many Children Does William Mebarak Chadid Have?
Mr. Chadid is the father of ten: six sons and four daughters. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is the only daughter from Torrado and Mebarak while the rest nine children are from his previous wife.
William Mebarak, Moises Mebarak, Alberto Mebarak, Jose Antonio Mebarak, Robin William Mebarak, and Edward Mebarak are his sons. Further, Patricia Isabel Mebarak, Luclla Isabel Mebarak, Ana Mebarak, and Shakira Mebarak are his daughters.
Who Are The Children of Mebarak?
All of the former Literature lecturer's children are doing great in their respective fields. William, the eldest son of Mebarak is a licensed lawyer. His second son Moises Alberto is secretive regarding his profession. The third child Patricia Isabel is a school teacher.
More, Luclla Isabel is a certified neurosurgeon while her brother Jose Antonio is an international entrepreneur. Robin William is working in Football Club Barcelona. More, Edward is an engineer while his sister Ana's professional life is still behind the curtains. Last but not the least, Shakira is a celebrated songwriter, singer, and model.
Mebarak's Relationship with his Children
Mebarak is close to all of his sons and daughters. They frequently visit their parents and spend time together.
Nevertheless, Mebarak is closest to his youngest daughter, Shakira. The daughter and father are more like best friends.