Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are known to be a very private couple, avoiding public events and interviews and rarely sharing family photos on social media. Nevertheless, they manage to maintain a happy relationship for 21 years while raising three children together. They are considered model couples for celebrities and common people alike.
CHEERY took the initiative to reveal some details about Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournik’s love story and discover the key to their successful relationship. Anna Kournikova was a well-known tennis player before she met Enrique Iglesias, and although she never won a singles title, she managed to rank eighth in the world by 2000.
Enrique Iglesias was already a famous singer in Spain and internationally when his single “Bailamos” became a hit in the US. In 2001, he released his second English album titled “Escape” and the music video for the album’s first single was directed by Dave Meyers. Meyers invited Anna Kournikova, a well-known tennis player, to appear in the video. Enrique later described her as “independent, beautiful, and funny”.
The music video for Enrique Iglesias’ single “Escape” featured some intimate scenes of him kissing Anna Kournik. In a behind-the-scenes video, Enrique noted that he doesn’t need acting skills to look convincing when kissing Anna. As a result of the video, the media began to speculate that the two were romantically involved and were often hounded by reporters. However, they never confirmed the rumors and never appeared together in public.
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova went public with their relationship in 2002 when they attended the MTV Awards together, holding hands and posing as a couple on the red carpet.
After their public appearance as a couple at the 2002 MTV Awards, Enrique and Anna began living together in Miami, where they owned a property. They consciously tried to keep their relationship private and there is no information available on whether or not they ever married. In an interview with Women’s Health, Anna expressed that she doesn’t place much importance on marriage and said that being in a happy and committed relationship is what really matters to her. She also emphasized the importance of trust, openness and mutual respect in a relationship.
There were numerous rumors about Enrique and Anna’s breakup, but they were never confirmed. In 2011, Enrique expressed a desire for privacy in his personal life, especially since Anna is also famous. He mentioned in the interview that getting married wouldn’t change anything because they had been together for so long. Anna also admitted on The Graham Norton Show that they have their own typical couples problems, such as leaving damp towels and dirty socks.
Enrique and Anna welcomed their first children, twins Nicholas and Lucy, in December 2017. The public was unaware of Anna’s pregnancy and the announcement of their children was made by Enrique during his concert in Budapest, which was a surprise to their fans. During the concert, he stated that he loves his children and Anna, as well as he appreciates his audience.
After the birth of their twins, Enrique and Anna surprised their fans by sharing beautiful family photos on social media, a departure from their typically private behavior. Later, in January 2020, Anna gave birth to their third child, a daughter named Mary. Around the same time, Anna added the name “Iglesias” to her Instagram profile, sparking speculation that they had finally tied the knot.
Enrique Iglesias, who is a father of three children, disclosed to journalists that he is actively involved in parenting duties, including changing diapers for his baby. He revealed that he wants his children to follow in their mother’s footsteps and pursue sports instead of music like him. The singer expressed his love for sports like golf and tennis, and he wouldn’t mind if one of his daughters plays tennis.
Enrique says his kids can easily recognize his voice whenever they hear one of his songs, which he thinks is cool. However, when they watch the music video for the song “Escape” featuring their mother, they are confused and wonder when it was filmed and why their parents are in it together. Enrique finds it amazing to see the expressions on their faces while watching the video.
Despite occasionally sharing photos and videos of their family on social media, Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova remain private with the media about their personal lives. Unlike other celebrities who readily discuss their personal lives, they are not forthcoming. Anna retired from professional tennis in 2003 due to back and spinal problems, including a herniated disc, although she still played doubles and occasional exhibitions. Currently, at the age of 41, Anna is a television personality in the United States.
The 47-year-old musician is still active in his career and continues to release new singles and perform in concerts and remains a popular figure in the music industry. He was even awarded the honorary title of King of Latin Pop.
Enrique believes that spending enough time together is the key to a happy family life. Due to his successful music career, he has the flexibility to choose his schedule and ensures that he is not away from home for more than two consecutive weeks, according to his statement to the British press.
What is your opinion on this famous couple known for keeping their personal lives private? Also, what do you consider to be the key to a happy family life?