Anna Kournikova Hasn’t Met Julio Iglesias, Even Though She’s Been Dating His Son For 13 Years

    April 1, 2014
    Val Powell
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It has been more than a decade since tennis pro Anna Kournikova started dating pop singer Enrique Iglesias, but she still has yet to meet his father, legendary crooner Julio Iglesias.

The tennis star, who retired in 2007, has been in a relationship with Enrique for nearly 13 years. They met in 2001 when she starred in the video for his single “Escape,” and while there had been times when the pair was reported to have split up, the couple would still be seen together. Enrique, 38, and Anna, 32, reside in a waterfront mansion on a private island in Miami.

Anna has met Julio Iglesias’ wife, the Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger and their children, but has yet to be introduced to the head of the Iglesias family. Enrique, born in 1975, is Iglesias’ third son with first wife Isabel Preysler. His other siblings include socialite Chabeli, born in 1971, and singer Julio Jr., born in 1973.

“My kids are very independent and it is difficult to see Enrique because he is all over the world,” said Iglesias, by way of explaining why he hasn’t met his son’s ladylove.

“He is a super guy…clever and very charming,” Iglesias remarked. He admits that it is not easy for a son to follow his father’s footsteps, and though Enrique’s music is very different from his own classical ballads, he is nonetheless proud of what his son has accomplished, even saying that “Enrique is in the same class like Michael Douglas and Liza Minnelli.”

Enrique might be grooving to pop beats and his dad may be more into slow seduction, but the older Iglesias is proud to say what they both have in common: nothing but el amor, love. To illustrate, he lists some big names in music: Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis, and The Beatles. Their songs are “always about love.”

Of Enrique’s girlfriend, the Spanish singer had this to say: “Anna is very beautiful.” He added, “They have good taste, my kids.”

‘Escape': When Anna Met Enrique

Image via YouTube

  • Monica

    Same reason he hasn’t married her he just doesn’t care or feels the need to. What idiot would stay with a man for 12 years and have a child together but not get him to marry her.

    • expert

      no kids for AK with him or anyone.

  • $456948

    She’s not the love of his life. There’s another girl he never stopped loving.

  • Idanis

    If they are happy together you don’t need a piece of paper.

    • $456948

      Wrong! That paper is the true meaning if his commitment to her. Obviously he doesn’t want the. With her!

  • Dori Gundersen

    I say very very strange not good

  • Dori Gundersen

    yah he doesn’t respect her enough to introduce her to his own father after 13 years please move on anna