Carmen Botin O'Shea

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Carmen Botin O’Shea

Carmen Botin O'Shea

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Who is Carmen Botin O’Shea?

Carmen Botin O’Shea is the ex-wife of Seve Ballesteros, a Spanish World No. 1 golfer who played from the mid-1970s until the mid-1990s.  Carmen Botin O’Shea is also well-known as the daughter of a well-known Spanish financier, Emilio Born.

However, both Seve and Emilio died a long time ago. Seve Ballesteros has won ninety international tournaments, including five major titles, three Open Championships, and two Masters titles.

Got Married In 1988

In 1983, Carmen met her future spouse, Seve Ballesteros.

In truth, her father arranged for their encounter in order to teach Carmen golf.

Soon after, the couple began dating but kept their relationship private from the rest of the world.

Carmen and Seve married at a beautiful wedding ceremony in November 1988.

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Carmen Botin O’Shean her husband and her kid Source: Players wiki

They lived their marital life to the fullest, just like other happy couples: they shared children and had a lovely family.

As previously known, their relationship soured in the late 1990s when the experienced golfer, Seve, refused to acknowledge the end of his career.

They divorced in the Cantabrian municipality of Marina de Cudeyo in 2004.

Seve dated other women after their divorce, but there are no reports of Carmen being romantically involved or remarried.

Three-Child Mother

Carmen Botin O’Shea and Seve Ballesteros had three children together.

They welcomed their first child, a son named Javier Ballesteros, into the world on August 20, 1990.

Miguel Ballesteros, their second child, was born in 1993, and Carmen Ballesteros, their only daughter, was born two years later.

Carmen and her children relocated to Madrid following their divorce.

Javier Ballesteros followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a career as a golfer.

He became a professional caddie for his father at Seve’s 28th and final appearance in The Open at Royal Liverpool in 2014.

Javier still has a long way to go, so let’s hope he has as much success as his father.

Ex-Husband Passed Away At 54 Years Old,

Carmen’s ex-husband, Ballesteros, passed out at Madrid-Barajas Airport on October 6, 2008, and was taken to the hospital.

Six days later, it was verified that he had a malignant brain tumor. He had a 12-hour procedure to remove the tumor.

On December 9, 2009, he was released from the hospital and returned home after successfully removing the tumor.

On May 6, 2011, Ballesteros said that his neurological state had deteriorated significantly.

Ballesteros died an hour after his statement, in the early hours of May 7, 2011, at the age of 54.


Carmen Botn O’Shea is the daughter of the former executive chairman of Grupo Santander in Spain, Emilio Botn-Sanz de Sautuola Garcia de Los Rios.

Emilo died on September 10, 2014. Paloma O’Shea Artiano, her mother, was a pianist and the president of The Albeniz Foundation.

Carmen grew up with five siblings, including sisters Ana Patricia Botin, Carolina Botin O’Shea, and Paloma Biotin, as well as brothers Javier Botin O’Shea and Emilio Botin O’Shea.

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Net Worth

Carmen Botin O’Shea gained prominence as the wife and then ex-wife of later Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros.

There is no information regarding her professional background or source of income.

Seve Ballesteros’ net worth was reported to be $4 million at the time of his death.

The golfing industry was a big source of his fortune.

In addition, he made a lot of money from brand deals, sponsorships, and promotional commercials.

Carmen Botn O’Shea’s net worth is predicted to be $100,000 as of 2022.