The Macaya family put an end to the complicated year 2020 with a happy event. In the paradisiacal Maldives islands, the day after Christmas the wedding of Javier Macaya with the british Annabella Murphy, whose husband committed suicide by losing much of his fortune to the scandal Madoff.
Jorge C. Parcero
Javier Macaya is the third child of Mallorca’s quintessential host, the famous socialite Cristina Macaya. The mother of the groom, due to the circumstances derived from the covid, could not attend the link, but the adolescent children and some of the brothers of the spouses did.
Ibiza in Maldives
Annabella Murphy (the girlfriend) is the widow of Charles Murphy, a major investor who committed suicide in 2017 after losing much of his fortune to the Madoff scam. For the occasion, she wore a dress with the unmistakable stamp of the Ibizan designer Charo ruiz, very similar to the one that Queen Letizia wore this summer on the Balearic island during the tour that the Kings made through Spain.
Crafted from white cotton, it was long with guipure lace also in white and a sweetheart neckline adorned with lace paneling, a cinched waist, flared style and a lace scalloped hem. Currently it can be purchased at a price of 499 euros, although its original price was 832. As a hairstyle, it wore a casual ponytail gathered in a black rubber band, and as the only jewel, simple diamond earrings. Javier, for his part, wore sand-colored pants with a navy blue shirt.
Congratulations and absences
The couple poses on their wedding day in social networks happy and in love, with idyllic photographs, barefoot on a paradisiacal beach with their children. The gestures of love and complicity are continuous. The celebration also took place on the beach at round tables with white tablecloths, emerald green table runners and gray stripped chairs with cushions in a green leaf patterned fabric. In their Instagram profiles they receive the congratulations of some friends who, surely due to the restrictions that the pandemic has caused in travel, have not been able to attend. Among them, Cristina Valls Taberner, wife of the executive president of Naturgy, Francisco Reynés; Pia Miller, sister of Marie-Chantal from Greece, and Rocío Barreiros Spínola, daughter of the art collector and patron Mayte Spínola.
The bride dedicates some romantic words to her new husband: “You make me have a big smile. We are both lucky ”. We deduce from these words that Anabella seems to have overcome the harsh tragedy that she experienced four years ago, when her husband he committed suicide by throwing himself from the 24th floor from the Sofitel hotel in the heart of Times Square (New York). He was 56 years old, and those who knew him say that, despite being in psychiatric treatment, he was afraid of losing everything. In fact, on the occasion of the event, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ affirmed that if Charles had survived until that moment, despite the economic fatalities he suffered, it was thanks to Annabella. The couple lived in a spectacular London mansion that she sold quickly even if she had to do so below its market price.
Javier Macaya was also married. In 1998 he married in Caracas with Claudia Cisneros placeholder image, daughter of the important Venezuelan telecommunications businessman Osvaldo Cisneros and of the art collector Ella Fontanals. Ten years later, they parted ways. It so happens that Claudia, his ex-wife, has also rebuilt her life by marrying Andrés Capriles, a Venezuelan businessman brother of politician Henrique Capriles.
The perfect hostess
The Macaya clan became known by the matriarch, Cristina Macaya. Although her real name is Cristina López Mancisidor, she took the surname Macaya from her late husband, who passed away when she was 28 years old. Considered the queen of Mallorcan society par excellence, she is the best host on the island and her parties are attended by all kinds of personalities. At his Es Canyar estate, he has received personalities such as King Juan Carlos, the princes of Monaco, the designer Valentino O Marta Gayá, one of her great friends. Also politicians like Bill Clinton and his family, Adolfo Suárez, Felipe González and Miguel Boyer beside Isabel Preysler. Among the actors, some of the stature of Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow o Jack Nicholson They have passed through Es Canyar, the place that Cristina considers her paradise and her place of spiritual and vital retreat. Always considered the VIP epicenter of Mallorca, it is also the meeting place of the Macayas who, surely, as soon as the measures allow, will celebrate the family wedding.