Despite recently splitting from her husband of more than a decade, Paula Echevarría is looking forward to an exciting year. The Spanish star opened up in a new interview with HOLA! USA about her family and future plans.The actress, who shares eight-year-old daughter Daniela Bustamante, with her ex David Bustamante, called her little girl her “biggest treasure.” The former couple welcomed their only child together in 2008, nearly two years after tying the knot.
VIEW GALLERY The actress admitted that her daughter is her biggest treasure Photo: Instagram/@pau_eche
The decision to end her 12-year marriage was ultimately Paula’s decision, though she admitted that she consults with her mother for advice. “I ask her what she would do or what she thinks about every decision I make,” the Spanish beauty, confessed. While she turns to her mother for guidance, Paula also enjoys escaping the craziness of her life by flocking to her native Spain. “My getaway is my hometown," the 39-year-old said. "When I go back it’s as if time has stood still since I left 18 years ago."
VIEW GALLERY The actress and her husband David split in 2017 Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images
For four years the actress played Ana Ribera on Netflix’s popular show Velvet, which ended in 2016. Reflecting on what she misses most from the series, Paula shared, “The series itself. I still see and will continue to see my work friends, but of course it’s not as convict as it used to be, which was really wonderful. The atmosphere in makeup and hair, the joking around in the hallways between dressing rooms, being greeted with a buenos dias and big smiles every morning from the staff when you arrive don set…And I will miss Ana a lot. I’m sure.” But as she looks ahead at the remainder of the year, the mom-of-one noted that she feels "excited." Paula said, "[I'm] ready for it all! For new projects, for living, for turning 40 in August," adding that she is "very happy."
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