Lourdes Parejo Spanish Matador Francisco Rivera Ordonez’s Wife

Meet Lourdes Parejo

Lourdes Parejo is the lovely wife of Spanish bullfighter, Francisco Rivera Ordonez. Her husband is currently under the spotlight after posting a picture to Instagram of himself bullfighting while holding his toddler daughter in one arm.

Her 42-year-old hubby has received major backlash from users. Some of the comments brand the photo disgraceful” and “disgusting.”

However the famous matador defended his position by telling news outlets

“She’s the fifth generation of bullfighters in our family. My grandfather was a bullfighter and so was my father,” he wrote.

“My father did this with me, and I have done it with my daughter Cayetana and now with Carmen.”

Wonder if lovely wife, Lourdes Parejo feels the way about putting their daughter in that kind of danger?


Lourdes Parejo was born, Lourdes Beatriz Montes Parejo on January 21, 1984 in Sevilla, Spain.

He was previously married to first wife, Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro. With whom he fathered first born, daughter Cayetana Rivera y Martínez de Irujo. The former couple was married from 1998 till their divorce in 2002.

In 2011 he was first linked to lawyer Lourdes Parejo . They were married in 2013 in Ronda. Lourdes Parejo became the mother of their first child, (second for Francisco) daughter, Carmen –born August 19, 2015.

According to the NY Daily News, the picture even made it to the eyes of Comedian Ricky Gervais –who tweeted that it was “mental, dangerous & cruel.”

Unfortunately for Ordóñez, his family’s bullfighting safety record isn’t that great. Ordóñez’s father, a famous bullfighter, died in 1984 at just 36 when a bull gored him to death.

Last year, Ordóñez sustained a major injury himself when was gored in the groin by a bull, according to a report by The Guardian.

You can find her hubby Instagram page here.