By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | Jul 02, 2012 02:03 PM EDT
Enrique Pena Nieto won Mexico's Presidential elections on Sunday. He is married to famous telenovela actress Angelica Rivera and they have six children together.
Pena Nieto, Rivera and their six children celebrated his victory on Sunday at the headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico City.
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Pena Nieto said Sunday his family played a key role in his success.
"I want to thank - and let me do it at this place and moment - especially to my wife Angelica, our children, my siblings, my mother, to all my family for their support throughout these months of campaign. Their love and comprehension have brought me this far. Thank you very much for always being with me," the new elected President said.
Pena Nieto's Life with Angelica Rivera
Pena Nieto met Rivera in 2008 when she joined his campaign for Governor of the State of Mexico. He reportedly proposed to her in February 2010 in The Vatican and they married in November the same year.
The couple has six children, three daughters from Rivera's previous relationship with producer Jose Alberto Castro and three children from Pena Nieto's previous marriage: two daughters and a son.
Domestic Violence Rumors
In May, a Mexican actress accused Pena Nieto of hitting Rivera and sending her to the hospital.
"Last weekend, the Presidential Candidate, EPN, severely hit his wife Angelica and the damage was such that she had to be admitted in the Hospital Angeles to recover from the wounds caused by the candidate," actress Laura Zapata wrote on Twitter.
Laura Zapata is the sister of famous Mexican singer Thalia.
Mexican radio station Radio Formula confirmed that Rivera was hospitalized for two days in March after she fell from the stairs.
Pena Nieto's Infidelity
Pena Nieto admitted to fathering two children with a mistress during his first marriage to Monica Pretelini who died in 2007.
Pena Nieto has called accusations that he was responsible for the death of his first wife “abominable.”
Mexico 2012 Presidential Elections
According to preliminary reports by electoral authorities unveiled Sunday night, Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) earned 37.6 percent of the votes compared to 32.2 percent for leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
"We are a new generation, there's no return to the past, my Government will look at the future," he said late Sunday.
Ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota got 25.4 percent of the votes.
Electoral authorities said the number of voters this year reached 49 million, more voters than ever in the history of the nation.
The PRI ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century until 2000 when the ruling party came to power.
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