On May 1, 2015, the iconic actress Maria Elena Velasco, better known as ‘India María’, died at the age of 74 from stomach cancer. After that, the rumor began that the Belanova’s vocalist is the daughter of ‘India María’.
In fact, it was said that the actress born in Puebla had two daughters whom she gave up for adoption when they were children.
But in the biography of Maria Elena Velasco it is said that in 1965 Velasco married Vladimir Lipkies Chazan, a Mexican actor, film director and choreographer of Russian origin, who changed his name to Julián de Meriche when he moved to Argentina in the years 30.
Is Belanova’s vocalist the daughter of ‘India María’?
Julián de Meriche and Maria Elena Velasco had two children: producer and director Iván Lipkies; and the writer, actress and producer Ivette Eugenia Lipkies, whose stage name is “Goretti”.
However, after the death of the actress, he left the rumor that the poblana had two unrecognized daughters of the renowned presenter Raúl Velasco, this when Mirna Velasco, one of those supposed daughters of the actress, assured that they were her parents.
The truth is that María and Raúl were great friends, but also that there was speculation about a relationship between them, this was never confirmed. It was then that Mirna assured that in addition to her, the couple also procreated Denisse Guerrero, vocalist of the Pop group, Belanova.
However, when this happened, it was the actress’s sister, Susana Velasco, who denied what was said on social networks and that there was no relationship between Denisse and María.
More recent years, in 2021, Edgar Huerta, a group keyboardist, also denied that the Belanova vocalist is the daughter of ‘India María’, pointing out that he has known the singer since he was 18 years old and, therefore, his parents.
For his part, Pablo Velasco, Raúl’s grandson, commented to Gustavo Adolfo Infante that the woman of the same surname had sought him out to talk to him about a project, denying that she and Denisse, Belanova’s vocalist, are the daughter of ‘India María’ and part of his family.
Tiktok revived the controversy of Denisse and India María
The topic has been present in social networks for some years, but vforgot to take strength when it came out on Tik Tok a video in which various statements by Mirna Velasco appear.
But, in one of them, emphatically, he points out that Denisse Guerrero is his sister and both are daughters of ‘India María’, even, in an interview for the show program ‘Gossip No Like’ with Javier Ceriani, he says that he seeks neither fame nor a relationship with the Velasco families.
However, Mirna says that she would like to pay homage to her mother, placing a statue of ‘India María’ in Puebla, where she was born, awakening once again that the Belanova vocalist is the daughter of ‘India María’.
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