Inside Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias’ 20 Years Relationship
One cannot deny that Enrique Iglesias and his partner, Anna Kournikova, are one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. But on the other hand, they are also the most private couple in the industry.
The two have been together since they first met in December 2001 on the set of his 'Escape' music video, in which the King of Latin Pop and the former professional tennis player had a steamy makeout scene in a car.
"I’ve never met her before, but I’m a big fan," Iglesias said about Kournikova on MTV’s Making the Video at the time. "I’m sure a lot of guys want to meet her. I’m one of them. She’s beautiful, talented, great tennis player, you know, and I’m sure she’s going to be great in the video."
Less than a year later, in August 2002, the couple went public with their relationship. But since then, they have also managed to keep their romance away from the spotlight.
During an interview with Australia’s Today Tonight in November 2011, when Iglesias was asked how he keeps his personal life with his potential wife private, he responded to it, saying,
It’s not that tough [to stay under the radar]. You’ve got to have a sense of humor. [There have been rumors] I’ve been married about 28 times, have kids all over the world. I think I’ve got twins in Australia, in Perth. Truly, you just laugh at it.
But things apart, Iglesias and Kournikova have been together for the last 20 years, while successfully keeping their married status private. Yes, it is still unknown if they are married or not.
If you want to learn more, here's a timeline of their relationship after they made their relationship public!
Marriage and Divorce Joke (May 2007)
In May 2007, Iglesias, age 46, sat down with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet for an interview, where he admitted getting married to her secretly and already being divorced, too. "I am single now, but that’s OK. I don’t mind being alone," he said.
Since his words confused his fans, the singer's rep later clarified that it was a joke and the couple was still together.
Getting Married Not Important (November 2011)
Kournikova strongly responded to the questions about her plans of getting married to Iglesias in November 2011 during an interview with Women’s Health. She said marriage was not important to her because she was enjoying being in a happy relationship with her long time beau.
"I absolutely want to have children, whether I have my own or adopt. I love taking care of people," she added.
Becoming Parents (December 2017)
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias become parents for the first time in December 2017, as they welcomed twins named Nicholas and Lucy.
Third Child (January 2020)
To no one's surprise, the birth of the couple's third child, a daughter named Mary, was also kept a secret for a long time. The little one was born in January 2020.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight in December that year, Iglesias stated he was enjoying his private family life in Miami, and he would change it for nothing in the world.
He also revealed he wanted his kids to become athletes, precisely tennis players, over choosing their careers as performers.