Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife Mexico's first lady Angélica Rivera wave to thousands of people gathered on the Zócalo on the 203rd anniversary of Mexico's Independence. Reuters

Weeks before Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico, the national and international media were already discussing a possible separation between Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife Angélica Rivera. At the time of the escape, the first couple was travelling in Europe and videos that showed the lack of affection between them started surfacing on the internet.

EPN and Rivera were not only making the headlines because of their marital issues, the Mexican media began to criticize Peña Nieto’s government, especially after Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of the Mexican Secretariat of the Interior, and National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido had to deal with Guzmán’s escape while he accepted a medal in France.

To top it all off, “La Gaviota” made the separation rumors stronger when she was photographed having fun with some friends, and without her husband in Italy. The former telenovela star has been constantly bashed by the media due to her attitude, her absence during political events, her way of spending money, and let’s not forget the scandal surrounding the “White House.”

Mexican journalist Fernanda Familiar addressed all these issues on and tells the President, “Divorce would be the best move” if he wants to gain back the support of the Mexican population. “It is [divorce] the best political way to remove her from public scrutiny, she is obsessed with properties, and she is excessive. Beyond the ‘White House,’ her behavior challenges the public opinion and Mexicans. This is an ongoing reminder of the seal that is now stamped in your Presidency, which is only going down and will most likely crash and burn.”

Familiar also vocalized her opinion on her radio show “Qué Tal Fernanda!” and addressed the President with the following speech:

“The Honeymoon is over at ‘Los Pinos,’ I think you are living the roughest moments in your administration. Regarding Angélica, you can see how a big deal is the separation between you two, you don’t even hold hands anymore. I previously mentioned a divorce, and they tried to censor me. Mr. President heads need to roll, and soon, soon…you can’t keep turning a blind eye. Things here keep getting complicated. If I don’t go on the air tomorrow, you know why.”

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