Cecilia Morel was the wife of Sebastián Piñera who was a Chilean businessman and politician died on 6 February 2024 in Lake Ranco, Los Ríos Region, Chile in a helicopter crash, aged 74. In Chile, Interior Minister Carolina Tohá announced the former president’s death. Accident cause was not disclosed immediately.
She was married to the late Chilean politician and businessman from the age of 19. She was twice first lady of Chile. Now, let’s find out about who was Cecilia Morel? When did couple tied the knot and how many children they had together as a couple?
Who Was Cecilia Morel?
Cecilia Morel was born on January 14, 1954 in Santiago de Chile. She was the fourth daughter of seven siblings of engineer Eduardo Morel Chaigneau and Paulina Montes Brunet. She stopped studying nursing to concentrate on her family. She graduated as a family and youth counsellor from Carlos Casanueva Professional Institute.
Cecilia Morel and Sebastián Piñera
Cecilia Morel tied knot with Sebastián Piñera, in 1973. They were married over 60 years till her death. They have been a loving and came to loving pair throughout their marriage. They were neighbors on Avenida Américo Vespucio in Santiago.
They had four children named, Magdalena Piñera born in 1975, Cristobal Piñera (born 1978), Cecilia Piñera (born 1982), and Sebastian Piñera (born 1984). All of them have university degrees.
She emphasised social development for Chile’s most needy. In 1989, Piñera created the Enterprising Women Foundation with Cecilia Morel, Danica Radic, and Paula Délano, formerly known as La Casa de la Juventud. The foundation helps low-income young women.
Piñera created the foundation Fundación Futuro in 1973 of which he was president and whose directors are Cristián Boza D., María Teresa Chadwick P., Hugo Montes B., Cecilia Morel M., Renato Poblete S.J., and Fabio Valdés C. The head director of the foundation is Magdalena Piñera.
The foundation’s mission is to help in Chile’s development of justice, freedom, and democracy. The foundation was renamed Fundación Cultura y Sociedad after Piñera was elected president.