In 1974, Lula married Marisa, his current wife and at the time a widow, with whom he had three sons (he has also adopted Marisa's son from her first marriage). He did not learn to read until he was ten years old, By age 14 he got his first formal job in a copper processing factory as a lathe operator.
Aristides' two families lived in the same house for some time, but they didn't get along very well, and four years later, Eurídice moved with her children to a small room in the back area of a bar in the city of São Paulo.
After that, Lula rarely saw his father, who became an alcoholic and died in 1978. In 1969, he married Maria de Lourdes, who died of hepatitis in 1971, when she was pregnant with their first son, who also died.
He is often regarded as one of the most popular politicians in the history of Brazil and, at the time of his mandate, one of the most popular in the world.Social programs like Bolsa Família and Fome Zero are hallmarks of his time in office.