The son of the popular comedian is officially registered with a name quite different from the one he is known by in the middle of fame
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In recent days, the comic actor suffered the ravages of COVID-19 (Photo: Instagram)
José Eduardo Derbez has been involved in the artistic environment since he was very young , because with two famous parents it was logical that he should follow in their footsteps, in addition to not having had the alternative of staying out of the public eye.
Continuing with the legacy of his famous family, the actor chose to make himself known under his father's surname , but there is a curious aspect that very few people are aware of, since, contrary to what one might think, the son of the popular The comedian does not bear in his name the surname that has made him famous: Derbez , and neither does that of his mother, the star of the soap operas Victoria Ruffo.
Although it might seem unheard of, everything has an explanation: several years ago their parents decided to adopt a different stage name than the one known to the public , as they formed a new identity that they have forged in front of the spotlight and on stage. This practice was also adopted by José Eduardo himself some time later when it was his turn to make himself known as a public figure.
The actor was a victim in recent days of identity theft on social networks (Photo: Screenshot)
For several years it has been known that Victoria Ruffo does not really have that last name, the name that appears on her birth certificate is a much longer one: Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno ; For his part, the protagonist of the film No refunds accepted was baptized as Eugenio González Derbez , adopting for his artistic launch the surname of his mother, the remembered actress Silvia Derbez, now deceased.
When the son of both actors was born, they chose three names and logically bears the real surnames of their parents, remaining on the record: José Eduardo Eugenio González Martínez del Río . If the comic actor had respected this order for his launch in the middle of the show, he could have called himself José Eduardo González, however he chose to continue with the surname that made his father and grandmother famous.
“I have the name of a novel, my artistic name is José Eduardo Derbez, but the real one, the real one with which my sacrosanct parents said that's how it is, is José Eduardo Eugenio González Martínez del Río…” he said a few years ago to the Multimedios chain , where he also commented on how it had been to carry such an extensive name on school days:
Father and son have shown to have a very good relationship (Photo: Screenshot)
“They called me González (at school), and when I have gone to documents that tell me 'the full name put it' I always say 'complete?'. Many times I tell them and they tell me 'the initials', “he added.
For her part, Victoria Ruffo told the First Hand program in 2018 that her son decided to carry the surname Derbez, this being a decision that “does not affect him . “ This is what the protagonist of soap operas such as Corona de Tears and Simply María said :
“José Eduardo and I discussed it a lot, I had of the two soups, the one I wanted to choose, and the truth does not affect me … Since I was little (he looks like his father) … since I was little he left school and 'bye, Derbez! Derbecito is coming! ', There was no other way, everyone knows him as Derbez since they were little … “, he said.
His mother was the one who gave him the freedom to choose the stage name of his convenience (Photo: Instagram by José Eduardo Derbez)
A few months ago, Ruffo told on her son's YouTube channel that the decision to name him José Eduardo Eugenio arose from a spontaneous agreement between her and her then-husband , the popular comedian:
“ I wanted your name to be José and everyone (told me) 'like José, are they going to call him Pepito'. I had done a telenovela with Juan Ferrara, there he was called 'José Eduardo', it was hard for me to say it, I said 'what a strange name'. So I said 'instead of José alone, I'm going to put José Eduardo'. Then your dad comes in and says 'why don't you name him Eugenio' ”, the interpreter recalled.