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  • Francisca asks for prayers.
  • She gave birth to her second son in February.
  • Rumors of divorce from her husband Francesco Zampogna.

In February Francisca gave birth to Franco Raffaele, her second child with husband Francesco Zampogna.

On the other hand, just a few days ago divorce rumors began swirling.

As if that were not enough, the Despierta América host worried her fans after asking for prayers for what she described as a «difficult time.»

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Francisca won a beauty contest in 2015

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Before learning why Francisca asks for prayers, it is worth knowing a little more about her professional and personal life.

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Francisca Antonia Méndez Montero was born on May 5, 1989. She is about to turn 35 years old.

In 2015, she won the ninth season of the reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina.

After this triumph, she stood out more as a host, comedian and actress. She is one of the hosts of Despierta América.

Her marriage to Rocky Lachapel

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Even though she divorced Rocky Lachapel in 2016, many people still call Francisca by her ex’s last name.

In 2010, when she was just 21 years old, the former beauty queen married this renowned interior designer.

What few know is that she decided to keep her ex’s last name for professional reasons.

At the beginning of 2018, she began dating Italian businessman Francesco Zampogna.

A new love story

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At the end of 2018, Francisca announced her engagement to Francesco Zampogna.

It was not until two years later, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, that they revealed that they had married on December 31, 2019.

They had another church ceremony on May 6, 2022.

Now she goes by Francisca Méndez Zampogna.

Francisca becomes a mother for the first time

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Francisca and Francesco Zampogna did not wait long to become parents.

On July 7, 2021 the television presenter gave birth to her first child, Gennaro Antonino Gamelier.

In February she became a mother for the second time to another son, Franco Raffaele.

According to People en Español, she will returns to Despierta América at the beginning of May.

Francisca asks for prayers on Instagram

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But why is Francisca asking for prayers on social media?

It’s about being the mother of two small children, but not how you may think. The host was frank in her Instagram stories.

«Ok, I haven’t slept a wink and not precisely because of the children… They are both happily asleep, but I can’t fall asleep.”

Finally, the host said that this was no joke: «Tomorrow, with this panorama, will be a very interesting day for me.»

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