Is Zuleyka Rivera married? No, she isn’t. She was previously in the relationship with Dallas Mavericks point guard J. J. Barea (born on June 26, 1984) who has also played for Puerto Rican national team. They dated for about three years from late 2010 to 2013. They made an announcement revealing that they were expecting their first child in July 2011.
On February 18, 2012, the couple welcomed their first child as a son named Sebastián José Barea Rivera in Minnesota. Her partner Barea was also there during the birth of their son. In early 2013, the rumor about them being separated was viral. Rivera announced that they were still together.
The confirmation about the end of their relationship was made by Barea on April 18, 2013. Rivera is currently in the relationship with her boyfriend Germán Rosete who is a famous Puerto Rican businessman and producer. They were seen spending a vacation together for a couple of weeks in Europe. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Rivera:
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Who Is Zuleyka Rivera?
Born as Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza, she landed the planet on October 3, 1987, which makes her age be 31 years old as of 2019. By profession, she is Puerto Rican actress, dancer, beauty queen, model and a television host as well. She is noted for being the winner of the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006.
In 2007, she made her debut in Mexico’s Telemundo’s soap opera Dame Chocolate as a telenovela actress. She was also featured in the music video for the popular song “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi which has been named as one of the most-watched videos on YouTube.
Early Life and Education
Rivera was born in 1987 and her place of birth is in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Jerry Rivera (father) and Carmen Mendoza (mother). She is blessed with two brothers named Jerry, Jr. and Jose Rivera Mendoza.
Career and Professional Life
Rivera appeared into the limelight after winning the local pageant for her hometown of Salinas where she was raised up. She participated in the Miss Teen Puerto Rico pageant where she placed as the first runner-up. She gained national-level attention by winning the Miss Puerto Rico title.
At the young age of eighteen, she was able to win the crown of Miss Universe making her one of the youngest women to win the title. She represented her country in the Miss Universe 2006 in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on 23 July 2006.
Rivera made her appearance in WrestleMania 23 along with Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair and Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith where she supported Donald Trump against Vince McMahon in the Battle of the Billionaires. On May 28, 2007, she passed her crown to Japan’s Riyo Mori at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant.
The beauty queen moved towards the acting field after finishing her reign as Miss Universe. She made her debut with Karla Monroig and Carlos Ponce in the 2007 American Spanish-language telenovela Dame Chocolate. She was starred in Spanish-language telenovela produced by Telemundo called Aurora as Diana del Valle in 2010.
She took a short break from her acting career due to her pregnancy and mad her return in 2012. She also made her appearance in the 2013 American crime thriller film Runner, Runner.
Zuleyka Rivera is dating her boyfriend Germán Rosete who could soon become her husband. They having a perfect time together and are seen enjoying their vacation together. Previously, she was in the serious relationship with Dallas Mavericks player J. J. Barea. They also became parents to a son named Sebastián José Barea Rivera on February 18, 2012.
Moving towards her body measurement, Zuleyka Rivera has a perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches or 175 cm. She weighs about 62 kilograms or 137 lbs making her perfectly balanced as per her height. Her breast, waist and hips measure 31, 22 and 31 inches respectively. Rivera is highly conscious regarding her health and fitness activities.
Salary and Net worth
Zuleyka Rivera has an estimated net worth of 6 million USD. She has been making a good amount of earnings from her multiple profession including being an actress, television host and model. She has gained popularity from her teenage days after winning a beauty contest.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Zuleyka Rivera is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Find the Miss Universe 2006 on Twitter @zuleyka_rivera where she has amassed more than 310k followers now. She is also active on Instagram @zuleykarivera where Rivera has garnered over 2 million followers.