Carmen Botin O'Shea

by Prasiddha 18 Apr,2021
Carmen Botin O'Shea
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Carmen Botín O'shea
  • Country Spain ES
  • Father Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola Garcia de los Rios
  • Mother Paloma O'Shea Artiñano
  • Birth Name Carmen Botin O'Shea
  • Famous Name Carmen Botin O'Shea
  • Children Three
  • Divorce Seve Ballesteros
  • Nationality Spanish

Carmen Botin O'Shea is the ex-wife of Seve Ballesteros (9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) who was a Spanish World No. 1 golfer from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He has won ninety international tournaments: including 5X major championships, 3X the Open Championships, and 2x Masters Tournaments. 

Carmen and Seve were married for 16 years long but what caused the divorce between them? Also, know Carmen Botin O'Shea's Bio, Age, Net Worth, Children, and Cause Of Her Husband's Death.

Tied The Knot In 1988

Carmen met her future husband, Seve Ballesteros in 1983. Their meeting was set up by her father to teach her Carmen golf. Soon, the pair started dating but kept their relationship secret from the world. 

In November 1988, Carmen and Seve walked down the aisle in a lavish wedding ceremony. Like other happy couples, they lived their marital life to the fullest: shared children had a beautiful family.  

Carmen Botín O'shea's ex-husband, Seve Ballesteros SOURCE: Playerswiki

As reported, their relations turned sour in the late 1990s, when the veteran golfer, Seve, could not accept his career was about to end. In 2004, they divorced in the municipality of Marina de Cudeyo in Cantabria. 

After separation, Seve dated other women but there are no rumors of Carmen being involved romantically or re-married. 

Mother Of Three

Carmen Botin O'Shea shared three children with Seve Ballesteros. On 20th August 1990, they welcomed their first child, a son, Javier Ballesteros, to the world. Miguel Ballesteros, their second child was born in 1993, followed by their only daughter, Carmen Ballesteros, later two years. After the divorce, Carmen moved to Madrid with their children. 

Severiano Ballesteros with his then-wife Carmen with their eldest son Baldomero after winning the Volvo PGA championship at Wentworth SOURCE: Getty Images

Following their father's footsteps, Javier Ballesteros also pursued a career as a golfer. Turned professional in 2014, he had caddied for his father during Seve’s 28th and final appearance in The Open at Royal Liverpool. Javier still has a long way to go, so let’s hope that he achieves significant success just like his father.

Read More: Oriana Sabatini

My Ex-Husband Died At The Age Of 54

On  October 6, 2008, Carmen's ex-husband, Ballesteros lost consciousness at Madrid-Barajas Airport and was admitted to hospital. Later six days, it was confirmed he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He underwent a 12-hour operation to resect the tumor.

On  December 9, 2009, he was discharged from the hospital and returned home after successfully removing the tumor. On May 6, 2011, Ballesteros' disclosed that his neurological condition had suffered severe deterioration. Within an hour of the announcement, Ballesteros took his last breath in the early hours of 7 May 2011 at the age of 54. 


Carmen Botín O'Shea is the daughter of Spanish banker Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola Garcia de los Rios, who was the executive chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander. Emily died on September 9, 2014. Her mother, Paloma O'Shea Artiñano was a pianist and the president of The Albeniz Foundation. 

Carmen grew up alongside his five siblings: sisters Ana Patricia Botin, Carolina Botin O'Shea, and Paloma Botin, and brothers Javier Botin O'Shea and Emilio Botin O'Shea.

Read More: Rima Edbouche

Net Worth In 2022

Carmen Botin O'Shea rose to fame only as a wife and then ex-wife of later Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros. There is no information about her professional career or any source of income. 

At the time of Seve Ballesteros's death, his net worth was estimated $4 million. The significant source of his wealth was golfing industry. Besides, he also earned a good deal of money from brand deals, sponsorships, and promotional ads.

As of 2022. Carmen Botín O'Shea's net worth is estimated at $100,000

Seve Ballesteros daughter Carmen Ballesteros is Following in her Father's footsteps

Carmen Ballesteros, daughter of golf legend Seve Ballesteros, participated in the Aramco Team Series of Sotogrande, raising funds for her father's foundation. The tournament brought together professional golfers and amateurs, including renowned chef Dani García. Carmen's dedication to supporting women's golf and her father's foundation was evident as the event successfully raised 21,000 euros

Carmen Carmen Ballesteros hanging out with her friends.  SOURCE: Instagram- @carmenballesterosbotin_

Having rediscovered her passion for golf after a hiatus, Carmen embraces the sport for its outdoor nature and as a way to honor her father's memory. She plays with a lighthearted approach, enjoying the game and cherishing the memories and lessons her father imparted. Carmen's commitment to her father's foundation extends beyond her golfing pursuits, as she actively works on projects in hospitals to improve the lives of children. 

Carmen's involvement in the tournament and her ongoing efforts exemplify the intersection of her personal passion for golf and her desire to make a positive impact. She sees sport as a means of personal growth, overcoming challenges, and bringing people together. By representing her country and promoting women's sports, Carmen aims to inspire future generations and create a lasting legacy for her father in the world of golf.

Stay Tuned With Playerwiki

More Biography