Such a soap-opera sounding love story!
Sometimes life beats movie. Special CIA operative dispatched to assassinate Fidel Castro fell in love with the Cuban leader and they even had a secret baby together. Instead of killing him she became the “spy who really loved him!”
In an interview for RadarOnline.com, American double agent Marita Lorenz revealed all the personal details of their forbidden affair, just days before the Castro passed away.
The 77 year old also claims that the child who she thought died during the pregnancy is actually alive, somewhere in Cuba.
“I had a forbidden love child with Fidel Castro!” she started.
“The CIA and FBI wanted me to believe that Fidel killed our son, Andre, but that was a lie.”
She explained that Castro reunited her with their son, Andre in 1981 and “he looked exactly like me and Fidel!”
When asked about her betrayal of the American forces, Lorenz said: “Fidel gave me no reason to kill him! I loved him!”
The Hollywood-worthy love story started in 1959, when “Fidel’s Mata Hari”, as she was dubbed, came to Havana on her father’s commercial ship, just one month after the Cuban revolution.
When Castro visited the ship, Marita couldn’t help but fall for him.
“First of all, I was very young and Fidel was tall and handsome. When I first laid eyes on him, I was instantly attracted. We kissed between two lifeboats on the top deck….I was totally in love,” she explained.
They kept in touch on the phone and when Marita returned to Cuba she moved into Castro’s penthouse at the Havana Hilton; she became pregnant in just a few weeks.
While she was 7 months pregnant something went wrong and she claims that the CIA poisoned her and took her back to New York to recuperate. This is why Marita was convinced that she had lost the baby.
When she came back to her senses she was surrounded by FBI and CIA agents who told her that Castro was to blame for her unborn baby’s death. They convinced her to return to Cuba and poison the president with arsenic pills.
“They wanted to neutralize him, eliminate him because he was turning communist and he was infiltrating the U.S. with communists,” explained Marita.
Although she reluctantly agreed to kill her lover for the American secret forces, she was so scared that the airport security would find the arsenic pills that she hid them in a cold cream jar. Until she reached the destination the pills disintegrated.
“I was young. I cried about the whole damn thing. I cried about loving Fidel, losing him and being in this position!”
In 1981 she went back to Cuba and Fidel introduced her to their son, saying: “There is nothing wrong with the baby. The baby is a big boy now.”
“I just fell to my knees. When I asked [Castro] to let me take Andre home with me he said, ‘No! Nunca, nunca (never, never) to the Estados Unidos. He’s my son, they will kill him too!” said Marita.