Adriana Lavat, Rafa Márquez Ex Wife, Worried About Being Investigated

Adriana Lavat, Rafa Márquez
The soccer star had two kids with the telenovela actress who is worried that she will undergo investigation. GettyImages

Rafa Márquez is in a heavy scandal and being accused of a money laundering scheme with ties to Mexican drug kingpin Raúl Flores. Now people close to the soccer star are worried that their finances will be under audit as well. Adriana Lavat, who was married to Márquez and together had two kids, fears being investigated and losing her home as well as the support she received for her children. "Adriana is worried that they investigate where the resources came from that were used to buy the house where the two kids that she had with Rafa live," a source close to Lavat told TVNotas.

As news of this comes up, Lavat posted on her Instagram account a photo that might give insight to what's going on in her head. "May God bless us all," reads the picture in the social media account.

Rafa Márquez, was included in a list by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as one of the 21 Mexican nationals and 42 entities with ties to alleged drug trafficker Raúl Flores Hernández. "Raul Flores Hernandez has operated for decades because of his longstanding relationships with other drug cartels and his use of financial front persons to mask his investments of illegal drug proceeds," said OFAC Director John E. Smith.  "This major joint action reflects the U.S. government's close cooperation with our law enforcement partners in Mexico to stop the illegal flow of narcotics and to target and expose drug kingpins and those who facilitate their illicit financial networks."

The Atlas club and Mexican national soccer team captain, has refuted the claims. "I understand the judicial situation that I am in and I will look at it with my lawyers," he said during a brief press conference. "I want to make it clear that I don't and have never participated with these organizations that I am being linked to." He also added: "I will cooperate with the government when I am asked to. I want to ask for respect towards me and my family. I thank everyone that has sent me messages of motivation and support and I will not fail you."

Following the publication of the list, Márquez' visa has been canceled and he will not be able to come in to the U.S., that includes playing for the National Mexican soccer team or doing business. That also means that all of his bank accounts and assets have been frozen until everything is cleared up.

During this rough time Rafa's wife, Jaydy Michel, is standing by his side and showed off her support in a message online. With you in the good and bad moments holding your hand because I love you, I believe in you my love," she said.

Meanwhile, Márquez has been grateful after all the support he has received from fans. "My family and I appreciate all the support and solidarity that we have received," he wrote on Twitter. "Let's go team!"

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.