Enrique Iglesias shows the complete Enrique during his episode of Behind The Music, and opens up about everything - from his dad, Julio to Anna Kournikova.
“I just want it to be special, and the only way to make sure it’s special is by just making it as private as possible, and if you talk about those things that are special to you and that are close to your heart, it’s not the same anymore,” he says. Speaking about his feelings, the singer adds, “Some people say love you with such ease, and for me it’s always been a difficult word to say. All I can tell you is the first time I said it, I truly, truly meant it.”
As much as we love hearing about celebs and their relationships, we also have a soft spot for those who wish to keep it private — especially when they talk so carefully, so beautifully, about its importance to them.
He also regrets nothing about his childhood, and loves his father deeply — regardless of his father's fame:
“A lot of people always ask, do you feel bad that your dad wasn’t able to take you to school every day. And I always think, I go, no. No, cause I never looked at it that way. I wouldn’t change anything. My father was great, he loves his career. He probably loves his career more than anything but I understand,” he says.
“Whenever I have to explain the relationship that my father and I have, for a lot of people it would be very difficult to understand," Iglesias adds. "I don’t feel like I have to sit in front of my father and tell him sorry or he has to tell me sorry. There’s nothing to be sorry about it. I love him, I respect him and I understand him.”
“Growing up with a father like mine, you know, he was a big star, sold a lot of albums and sold many, many tickets around the world. That was my point of reference, my comparison. So the way I looked at it was, okay, if I’m going into this, it’s because I gotta get to that level or even better,” he admits.
It's incredible to see their relationship hold so strongly, too. Fame tests the boundaries of family relationships — all relationships, for that matter — and we've seen countless times where families have split and fallen into dark feuds.
We're so happy that's not the case for Enrique and Julio!
Fascinated by what we've heard here, we can't wait to see the full episode!
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