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Lili Estefan returns to ‘El Gordo y La Flaca.’ For real this time.

Lili Estefan and Raul de Molina of Univision's long-popular show “El Gordo y La Flaca”
Lili Estefan and Raul de Molina of Univision's long-popular show “El Gordo y La Flaca”

“Lili doesn’t know what to say,” said Raul de Molina in a video posted on Univision.com Oct. 5 explaining why she had flaked on her big return to the show. It had been announced the day before that the TV presenter would be back in the arm chair of Univision’s afternoon entertainment chat show after a brief hiatus following the announcement of her separation.

It turns out, she needed more time to reflect and get herself together after the bombshell revelation of her husband’s alleged infidelities. She announced the pending dissolution of her marriage on the program in mid-September and has since kept a low profile, reportedly even skipping the red carpet of the Miami debut of her aunt and uncle’s Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” last Friday and sneaking in when the house lights when down.

But today Univision announced that Estefan’s big return was a go.

Hoy regresa nuestra flaca @liliestefan así que prepárense pa’ lo que viene. Los esperamos a las 4pm/3c por @univision

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Lili’s return caused a sensation on the set, with cheers and whistles from the crew.

Así comienza tu show de farándula favorito de nuestra @liliestefan de regreso

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“I’m back!” she declared. “These have been difficult days, not only for me, but since September it’s been difficult days for everyone.” But getting back to work is just what she needs, says Estefan. “This is going to be the best daily therapy, ‘El Gordo y La Flaca.'”

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