Mariette Detotto and Walter Mercado were at the center of one of the most confusing celebrity relationships. From questions about Walter’s sexuality to the “spritual relationship” that the pair shared, everything about the relationship strayed away from normal. Best known for his works as an astrologer, Walter Mercado rose to fame following his astrological predictions. Over the years, the Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer became a cultural phenomenon in the Hispanic community. While much of his life and death have been well-documented in the media, questions about his sexuality have continued to date. The only silver lining was Walter’s alleged relationship with Mariette Detotto. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Mariette Detotto.
Mariette Detotto is a Brazilian actress and dancer who started her career in the 1980s and became popular for her beauty and talent. She is best known for her relationship with Walter Mercado, a famous Puerto Rican astrologer and TV personality who died in 2019. She also appeared with him on some of his shows and shared a spiritual relationship with him. As of 2023, she has a net worth of $500k.
Mariette Detotto was born on the 26th of October, 1963, in Brazil. The birthdate makes her 59 years old as of 2023. Born and raised in Brazil, little is known about Mariette’s early life or education.
Meeting Walter and their relationship:
While Walter never confirmed his sexuality publicly, his over-the-top characters and acting led many to believe that Walter was a gay icon. The closest Walter came to conforming to his relationship, was with Mariette Detotto. Walter and Mariette met in 2004 when Walter moved to Brazil. He made the move because of a prediction that he had, that his career would be better if he moved to another country.
Walter and Mariette Shared a long-lasting partnership, which at some point may have converted into romance. Talking to a journalist the same year, Walter revealed that he shared a spiritual relationship with Mariette and was considering marriage with her.
“Marriage before God is more serious than a signed paper, which often does not last long. The union of the soul and that of the body cannot be separated.”
He even went as far as to admit that Mariette was his soulmate and the pair couldn’t do without each other. In the same interview, Walter also revealed that he had been celibate for years and was waiting for someone like Mariette.
“I made a vow of celibacy until a woman came to awaken the energy of love in me and that is Mariette.”
Even though Walter admitted his desire of wanting to marry Mariette, he stopped calling her his girlfriend a few years later.
“We have shared traveling together and we kiss on the mouth because she is a free, single woman — beautiful, loving, and the mouth of a woman is the entrance to her soul.”
A decade after this statement, Walter revealed that he had no one in his life and was adamant about changing his sexual energy for the betterment of the community.
“I have no one. I have channeled my sexual energy into the good of humanity by praying for so many people who ask me for help.”
Life away from the spotlight:
While all this happened, Mariette remained in the shadows and never came forward to give her statement. Not a huge fan of social media, little is known about Marietta in general. She was never the one for media and when Walter passed away in 2019, Mariette decided to disappear alongside him.
Who indeed was Walter Mercado?
Walter Mercado was a Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer who was best known as a television personality for his shows as an astrologer. He was born on March 9, 1932, on a ship that sailed from Spain to Puerto Rico and grew up in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He studied pharmacology, psychology, astrology, cosmology, parapsychology, theatre, and dance at the University of Puerto Rico and other institutions. He also learned music, singing, ballet, and flamenco from various teachers.
He began his career as a dancer and was one of the most prolific dancers in Puerto Rico. He also acted in several telenovelas and theatrical plays in the 1960s and 1970s. His TV debut as an astrologer happened by chance when he was invited to fill in for a guest who did not show up on a show produced by Elin Ortiz. He wore colorful and extravagant robes and made astrological predictions that captivated the audience. He then started his own astrology segment in El Show de las 12 in 1970 and later hosted a weekly astrology show for WKAQ-TV. He became famous throughout Latin America and the United States for his charismatic and flamboyant style. He also wrote several books on astrology and spirituality and had a line of products such as body lotions, mists, soaps, and candles.
He faced some legal troubles with his former manager Bill Bakula, who sued him for $10 million for breach of contract. Mercado had signed away the rights to his name and image to Bakula in 1995, which allowed him to create a business using Mercado’s name without his consent. He also ended his relationship with Univision in 2010 after they wanted him to ignore the fraudulent commercials using his name. He died on November 2, 2019, at the age of 87 due to kidney failure. He left behind a legacy of millions of fans who admired him for his positive messages of love and peace.