Birth Name: Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco
Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of Birth: February 26, 1979
*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic, Spanish, distant French, Russian, and Montenegrin (mother)
Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican singer and actor.
Shalim is the son of Charytín Goyco, a singer, television hostess, and actress, and Elín Ortiz (María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez), an actor, comedian, and producer. His father was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His mother is from the Dominican Republic, and has a Spanish mother and a Dominican Republic father, who has Spanish, French, Russian, and Montenegrin ancestry.
Shalim is married to Leslie Ann Machado, with whom he has a son.
Shalim’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Goico Morel (the son of Felipe Augusto Goico Martínez and Isabel Emilia Morel Bobadilla). Felipe was the son of Genaro Goico Cebollero and Matilde Martínez. Isabel was the daughter of Emilio Morel Peguero and Isabel María Bobadilla Resoller.
Shalim’s maternal grandmother was María del Rosario Rodríguez. María was born in Asturias, Spain.
Shalim’s Goyco line can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Gerónimo/Guennadiy Goicovich, who was born in Yugoslavia, of Russian and Montenegrin descent, and to his wife, Dolores Cebollero, who was Spanish, from Aragón, Spain.
Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Emilio Morel Peguero, was born in France, and was a poet, lawyer, and journalist. Another one of Shalim’s fourth great-grandfathers, Juan Morel Doñac, was French.
Sources: Genealogy of Shalim Ortiz – https://wiki2.org