Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Anna and myself are just fine with sex and love: Enrique Iglesias

Pop star Enrique Iglesias says his long-standing relationship with girlfriend and former Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova does not need the seal of marriage to be successful

Pop star Enrique Iglesias (39) has clarified that his relationship with retired tennis star Anna Kournikova (33) does not require the seal of marriage.
Retired Russian tennis ace Anna Kournikova.
Kournikova and Iglesias began dating in 2001, during the time she featured in the singer’s chartbusting track Escape. Though the glamorous couple’s relationship has been quite lengthy as compared to the relationships of other American pop stars, they are yet to be married and do not have any kids.

However, there have been constant reports and speculation about the couple’s marital status with some newspapers claiming they are married and subsequently divorced.

Iglesias recently clarified though that their love did not need the season of marriage to blossom. In an interview with international magazine Life & Style, on the sidelines of his tour with fellow pop stars Pitbull and J Balvin, Iglesias said that his love for the Russian tennis beauty is as strong as it was when they met 13 years ago.

“She’s my girl and the best partner in all my adventures. Trust is the key in any relationship,” said the singer.

As for marriage, the Spaniard said: “This is a new era. A piece of paper doesn’t guarantee your happiness. Anna and myself are just fine with the sex and love.”

Enrique Iglesias Says He 'Got A Divorce Three Days Ago'

Enrique Iglesias is newly divorced, or so he says.

Iglesias, 39, is currently touring the country with Pitbull for his Sex and Love album. The Spanish star spoke to reporters after his performance at the Los Angeles’ Staple Center on Friday, Oct. 10 and put on a very serious face when saying he had recently annulled his supposed marriage.

If your first reaction is, ‘Wait, what? When did he get married?,’ you're not alone. The singer has been with girlfriend Anna Kournikova since they met in 2001 on the set of his “Escape” video. Over the years, reports of the couple tying the knot have surfaced but none have ever been confirmed by the singer or the Russian beauty.

So, before hundreds of fans rejoice in Iglesias’ alleged new marital status let’s remember how much the “Hero” singer loves to joke around.

“I’ll tell you something, whenever we’re with friends and we’re chatting the first question is always, are you married? Do you have a boyfriend? A girlfriend? Do you have kids? It’s normal,” Enrique said to several outlets, including Univision.

Seizing the opportunity, one reporter asked, “And are you married already?”

“Right now, I’m divorced,” Iglesias said to the cameras with a straight face. “I got a divorce three days ago and I wanted to give you guys the exclusive. I’m serious. No, seriously. Don’t laugh.”

Iglesias didn’t even crack a smile as he “revealed” his divorce, but that’s not to say he wasn’t having a little fun with the reporters.

Rumors that the former tennis player and Iglesias had split due to his refusal to pop the question circulated in October 2013, but they were squashed after the couple was spotted together a few months later in Miami.

While the couple has often refused to comment on their private life, both Kournikova and Iglesias have said that marriage is not in their plans.

“When you’ve been with someone for such a long time, I don’t think [marriage is] going to bring us close together. I don’t think it’s going to... make us any happier,” Iglesias said on “CBS Sunday Morning” in March of this year.

Anna Kournikova is the coolest girl in the world: Enrique Iglesias

Singer Enrique Iglesias on song while talking up tennis star girlfriend Kournikova
You don't interview singer Enrique Iglesias (39) and not ask him about his tennis star girlfriend Anna Kournikova, who turned 33

But ask him about the secret to his long-standing relationship with the Russian heartthrob and he'll tell you there's no secret. Here's what he told the Daily Star on Sunday: "There is no secret.

There's no such thing as a perfect relationship. You go through ups and downs and it's a lot of work, but when you get through that, the good times are really, really good." Next question was, 'why is she the girl for you?'

That gets Iglesias in a more elaborative mood: "Firstly, she's the coolest girl in the world. She finds my stupid humour funny and she understands who I am – to the point where she's willing to sacrifice her personal time with me to let me do my music."

He can't tell though what made Kournikova fall for him. "I honestly don't know," he said. "I'm not even romantic. I express it in my music. You write stuff you don't have the guts to express face to face."

It's always physical
His straight-talking nature comes through when he responds to his interviewer's query about attracts him when it comes to women.

"The first thing is always physical. You don't see someone across a room and think, 'Wow, I can sense her amazing sense of humour!'

But you can be with the most beautiful girl in the world and if you have nothing in common, the next day it will be done. Well, it might last a week if it's fun, if you know what I mean," he says without beating around the bush.

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