While he was caught at 2,047 feet below ground struggling to endure his other half had actually made a stunning discovery.
Marta Salinas, 56, found that her partner of 28 years had actually had a mistress for five of those years. And that girlfriend had set up a vigil in Camp Esperanza.
Their very first conference was not a cordial one. A public spat followed. The framed picture that Mrs Salinas’ rival continued a hillside shrine was smashed and to make matters worse, the very first letter Mr Rojas sent up from the deep was to Susana Valenzuela, not to his wife.
The two women were separated by Red Cross workers in tent that runs as a camp dining room after nearly concerning blows. Since then they have rarely been seen in camp and definitely never together.
The 50-year-old Chilean miner, nicknamed Dr House after using his first help training to deal with medical issues amongst the males, hoped that his homecoming may reunite them. All of them.
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In his letter of request as to who need to greet him when he was pulled from the mine he asked that both his spouse and his mistress be present.
His sibling, Lidia Barrios Rojas, informed The Daily Telegraph: “He asked both to go up to the mine to fulfill him when he came out. He states quite simply that he loves them both, that they are both essential to him and he wants them to be pals with each other.”
Perhaps not surprisingly his better half has actually refused to satisfy him if the “other woman” was going to exist.
Mrs Salinas, who has no kids with her hubby, stated: “I am happy because he made it, it’s a miracle of God. But I’m not going to see the rescue. “He asked me to however it ends up that he likewise asked the other lady, and I am a good female. Things are clear: it’s her or me.
” I will not even see it on TELEVISION. Besides, in phone conversation and in the letters he sent me it’s clear that he is fine, and that suffices for me.”
Miss Valenzuela, 45, declared that he had been preparing to leave his partner and wed her when the rockfall occurred.
Mr Rojas’ sibling stated: “Marta is angry. She feels humiliated and she has said she is not visiting him. He has actually written in his letters that he actually desires them to be good friends and for this to be a pleased ending where he gets to keep them both,” his sibling stated.
” His partner just would not accept it– so in the end it’s Susana arms he will encounter.” She said the squabbles had cast a shadow over the rescue.
” It’s been a horrible scenario for all the family with them fighting over him like that. I believe he would be better to ditch them both and begin once again with someone brand-new.”