This 18-year long journey of love will have you oohing and aahing and wishing for a similar outcome for yourself. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are amongst the most long-lasting, stable and discreet relationships in showbiz. Going utterly strong with no signs of slowing down after almost 20 years, the couple seems to be more in love than when they started reaffirming our faith that real love does exist.
How they met
The couple met when Anna Kournikova, the Russian Tennis star, in 2001 when she starred in Enrique’s chart-topper song Escape. After becoming a household name worldwide with releases like Bailamos and Hero, Enrique was riding a career-high when he released his fifth album, Escape. Enrique was quoted gushing about Anna as being beautiful, independent and funny.
Enrique had won millions of hearts by the time he met Anna, and she was no stranger to fame since being one of the most sought after tennis player since the age of 15. She announced her retirement at the early age of 22, that was two years after she met Enrique. They took the public by the storm with their palpable chemistry upon the release of the song that raised temperatures with their steamy scenes.
A public sensation
The couple became an instant hit with the paparazzi always on the lookout to catch a glimpse of them together. They confirmed the happy news of their relationship by appearing together on the 2002 MTV awards and inaugurated their relationship by being captured on the red carpet together.
Marriage and family
Soon after, they started living together in a sole and exclusive property in Miami that was initially where Enrique was staying. Even after having twins and being together for two decades, there seems to be no sound of wedding bells for these two. The singer said back in 2011 that a wedding doesn’t make a difference when you have been with someone for so long. Both of them seemed to be on the same page about marriage and children at having welcomed twins in 2017.
The couple has been very guarded about their relationship, and the public didn’t know about it until the babies arrived. The introduced them to the world via social media when they were a month old and have been known to share them with the world regularly with sweet and funny moments.
Their success as a family seems to be following a simple rule: spend as much time together as possible.