Enrique Iglesias Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th June 2016

Fact: Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias made a rare appearance on girlfriend Anna Kournikova's Instagram.com feed on Thursday (09Jun16) as the former tennis ace celebrated her 35th birthday. The retired sportswoman shared a sweet photo of the couple and Anna's brother, Allan, online and simply captioned it with emoji icons of a heart, a kissy-face, and a balloon. The couple has tried to keep its romance out of the public eye ever since it began dating in 2001.

26th August 2015

Fact: Ricky Martin has edged closer to Enrique Iglesias' number one record on America's Latin Airplay Chart after landing his 15th chart-topper with La Mordidita. The Livin' La Vida Loca singer holds onto the number two spot on the list, but he's 12 number ones behind Iglesias, who leads with 27.

13th July 2015

Fact: Enrique Iglesias and Juan Gabriel will headline Universal Music Latin Entertainment's inaugural L Festival in California in October (15). La Arrolladora Banda el Limon and Julion Alvarez have also been announced among the first acts confirmed for the event at the Orange County Fair & Event Center.

12th February 2015

Fact: Tourmates Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias have been transformed into puppets for their new music video. In Let Me Be Your Lover, the two pals become party puppets hitting the streets of Los Angeles. The track is the latest single from Iglesias' album Sex and Love.

4th September 2014

Fact: Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias are among the celebrities who will be featured in an upcoming documentary series for MTV called The Ride. The 10-part show will take a closer look at the musicians' key incidents in their careers and what they regard as their "breakthrough moment". The Ride is set to premiere internationally in October (14).

1st September 2014

Quote: "(It was) one of the most embarrassing moments in my life. I had to literally park the car, and I remember that I was thinking aloud, 'I can't believe people are listening to this'." Enrique Iglesias was embarrassed the first time he heard his song Si Tu Te Vas on the radio while he was driving.

31st July 2014

Tweet: "I wouldn't say I have a favorite food but I do love sushi and pasta..." Enrique Iglesias has a taste for good Japanese and Italian cuisine.

17th June 2014

Fact: Enrique Iglesias' new single Bailando has been chosen as the theme song for new Tv soap opera Reina de Corazones. The Telemundo series, which is set in Las Vegas, premieres on 7 July (14).

24th April 2014

Fact: Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are teaming up to tour with Colombian singer J Balvin later this year (14).

14th March 2014

Quote: "I love him, and I respect him dearly. But we don't see each other that much. You know, he knows if he ever needed me, I'd be the first one there, and vice versa." Singer Enrique Iglesias admits he is not close to his father Julio Iglesias, but they are not estranged.

13th March 2014

Quote: "I'm not against marriage, not at all... But when you've been with someone for such a long time, I don't think it's going to bring us closer together. I don't think it's going to... make us any happier." Pop star Enrique Iglesias is adamant he will never wed his longterm partner, former tennis champ Anna Kournikova.

7th February 2014

Quote: "He's under a microscope, he got caught. He's smoking weed - is that a big deal? He's 19. It's a mistake you make as a teenager." Singer Enrique Iglesias is not bothered by Justin Bieber's recent legal troubles.

9th October 2013

Fact: Enrique Iglesias has upgraded his living quarters and moved into a new $26 million (£17.3 million) mansion in the Bay Point neighbourhood in Miami, Florida. The singer recently sold off his old home, just two doors away, for $6.7 million (£4.47 million). Locals living in the same area include Cher, Ricky Martin and Iglesias' superstar dad, Julio.

13th August 2013

Fact: Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias and Matthew Morrison are among the big names who have signed up to appear during America's Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon next month (Sep13). The annual event, which will be held on 1 September (13), will also feature Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Paula Abdul.

9th August 2012

Quote: "Jennifer's show is like a Broadway musical and I run on a budget." Enrique Iglesias feels like the poor relation as he tours North America with Jennifer Lopez.

2nd May 2012

Fact: Enrique Iglesias originally wrote Dance Again as a duet he hoped to perform with his upcoming tour partner, but decided it would be better if J.Lo performed it alone.

12th October 2011

Fact: Pharrell Williams and Enrique Iglesias have signed up to share their best advice with the contestants on U.S. show The X Factor on Wednesday (12Oct11). Both stars will serve as mentors, while Rihanna and Mariah Carey will also act as guest judges.

30th September 2011

Fact: Latin superstars Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias have teamed up to record a new song called Mouth 2 Mouth. The singers' dance music collaboration is set to feature on the reissued version of the Hero hitmaker's album Euphoria, titled Euphoria Reloaded.

29th July 2011

Quote: "I have the smallest penis in the world. I'm serious. I don't even last eight minutes." Enrique Iglesias jokes about his sexual prowess during a concert in Australia.

18th July 2011

Quote: "I was the king of heartbroken as a teenager. I couldn't get a girl. Years later, lots of the girls who rejected me came back just because I was famous. It's actually kind of sad." Enrique Iglesias insists he has not always been a heart-throb.

14th July 2011

Fact: Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Miss Teen Indonesia 2011 pageant in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 July (11).

14th May 2011

Quote: "The most I've ever weighed was 245 (pounds)... I used to take steroids back in the day - I'm kidding." Enrique Iglesias jokes with U.S. TV host George Lopez about his former weight battle.

13th May 2011

Quote: "I've got two left feet... I don't even know why I wrote this song called Dirty Dancer... If I was asked to be in Dancing with the Stars, I wouldn't even make the try-outs." Enrique Iglesias admits he's a terrible dancer.

11th November 2010

Quote: "I've played her but never again. I didn't even get close. My brother is a good tennis player and he was like, 'I can do it, I can do it!' But he never got close either." Enrique Iglesias refuses to challenge his tennis player girlfriend Anna Kournikova to a match.

7th October 2010

Quote: "I did do it actually. The bet was at night. In Miami, it's shark-infested. You fall in the middle of the night, whether you're naked or not, it's scary." Enrique Iglesias was terrified after stripping off to waterski nude to satisfy a World Cup bet this summer (10).

22nd September 2010

Quote: "I'm so happy those boys are all back together. I've been a Robbie fan for years and Gary is an amazing writer." Enrique Iglesias is pleased Robbie Williams has rejoined former bandmate Gary Barlow and the rest of Take That.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "I'd like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We'd have a rocky edge." Enrique Iglesias names his ideal collaborators.

26th August 2010

Quote: "Are you kidding me? I couldn't get laid in a wh**ehouse when I was younger. I don't care what people say, fame is the best aphrodisiac you can have." Latin singer Enrique Iglesias owes his luck with women to his music career.

25th July 2010

Quote: "She said yes and then two weeks before the prom she said no, but back then I didn't have a hit song. The minute I had a hit song, things changed." Enrique Iglesias was once a shy boy who got jilted before the prom.

24th July 2010

Quote: "I have a pretty big gay audience and I love them, they're cool people... They're so loyal and they love music." Enrique Iglesias loves his gay fans.

24th July 2010

Fact: Enrique Iglesias showed off his ping pong prowess on TV in America on Thursday night (22Jul10) by beating late-night host George Lopez, a fellow fan of the sport, 7-0.

17th July 2010

Fact: One lucky Enrique Iglesias fan got the chance to kiss the pop star on live TV on Friday morning (16Jul10) when the Latino hunk invited her to join him onstage during his performance of Hero on New York-based breakfast programme The Today Show.

8th July 2010

Fact: Pop hunk Enrique Iglesias' new album Euphoria, which features songs in English and Spanish, is his first bilingual release in his 15-year career.

1st July 2010

Quote: "Eight years, six months, three days... 18 hours." Enrique Iglesias knows exactly how long he's been dating tennis ace Anna Kournikova.

30th June 2010

Quote: "He is amazing. He is a great songwriter but also a good person, too. He is very humble for someone of his stature." Enrique Iglesias looks up to Lionel Richie.

30th December 2009

Quote: "Women that wear too much perfume put me off. I can't stand it when she puts too much scent on." Enrique Iglesias hates women who overspray.

18th May 2009

Quote: "Every night he goes out into the audience and just snogs any girl he can. That's a bit germy, isn't it? How does Anna kiss him with all those germs? It's pretty foul! Gabriella Cilmi warns Enrique Iglesias' girlfriend Anna Kournikova about the singer's stage antics.

8th May 2009

Quote: "I couldn't even pick up a girl until I had a hit song. When that happened, I was in a club in Argentina, I rang my five best friends and said, 'Get down here now! We are all going to get laid.' It was crazy what a hit could do." Singer Enrique Iglesias got plenty of female attention after he shot to fame.

28th April 2009

Quote: "I love going to the movies... sometimes I'll take my own food. When I went to see SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE I took a tuna sandwich and was eating it just as the boy jumps into the sewer. Man, that was bad timing!" Enrique Iglesias found scenes in the Oscar-winning movie a little hard to swallow.

14th April 2009

Quote: "Girls look at him. Guys look at me. It goes with the job, but it gets annoying when you feel violated." Tennis star Anna Kournikova and her pop star beau Enrique Iglesias are used to fans following them.

10th February 2009

Fact: R&B singer Ciara and Enrique Iglesias teamed up to wow crowds at American football's NFL Pro-Bowl event in Hawaii on Sunday (08Feb09) when they performed the track TAKIN BACK MY LOVE together during the half-time show.

20th January 2009

Fact: R+B singer Ciara and Spanish star Enrique Iglesias play lovers in a new music video for their duet TAKIN' BACK MY LOVE.

16th December 2008

Quote: "I did once at (London gay club night) G.A.Y. and there were about 2,000 men there. I was a bit nervous. It was amazing. I'm very confident with my sexuality, so I thought, 'Why not?'" Enrique Iglesias once serenaded a man during a rendition of his hit track Hero.

16th December 2008

Quote: "My sex life was non-existent before I had a hit (single). I had to have a hit to get a hit." Enrique Iglesias on how becoming famous has improved his love life.

2nd November 2008

Quote: "I always knew it would be tough following my father. In the beginning, I was always introduced as 'the son of' and that used to piss me off. If I'd been a flop, it would still bother me. But now I've had my share of success, I don't mind." Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias doesn't mind comparisons to his singer father Julio Iglesias.

11th July 2008

Quote: "Girls look at him, guys look at me. It goes with the job, but it gets annoying when you feel violated. Just take the picture and be done." Retired tennis ace and model Anna Kournikova on the paparazzi who follow her and boyfriend Enrique Iglesias everywhere.

30th April 2008

Fact: Enrique Iglesias has halted Madonna's European chart takeover by beating her to the top spot in France. LAISSE LE DESTIN L'EMPORTER, the Spanish hunk's duet with French singer NADIYA has beaten Madonna's 4 MINUTES collaboration with Justin Timberlake to the top of the singles chart.

20th February 2008

Quote: "I'm not a heartthrob. I hate that word." Enrique Iglesias insists he's no sex symbol.

13th February 2008

Quote: "My grandfather had a baby when he was 90 and then he passed away and he left his wife pregnant, and she had a baby six months after he died... So now I can wait until (I'm) at least 80." Enrique Iglesias, 33, won't be rushing into fatherhood.

12th February 2008

Quote: "I'm pressuring her but she doesn't give me the time of day." Enrique Iglesias insists girlfriend Anna Kournikova isn't giving him a hard time about settling down.

29th August 2007

Fact: The sexy star Enrique Iglesias is seen dancing with in his new SOMEBODY'S ME video is Kylie Minogue's former love rival SARAI GIVATY, who briefly dated the Aussie singer's actor ex Olivier Martinez.

20th June 2007

Quote: "G.A.Y. was one of the best crowds I've ever performed for. It was amazing. They were so loud I couldn't even hear myself." Enrique Iglesias enjoyed performing a recent show at Europe's premier gay club in London.

17th June 2007

Quote: "His favourite word was always discipline. He would always say that if you don't have discipline you won't get anywhere and I think he is 100 per cent right. To be successful there are sacrifices that you have to pay. It does not come easy." Enrique Iglesias is grateful for dad JULIO's life lessons.

12th June 2007

Quote: "Tampax, because I don't use them. Preparation H. I don't have haemorrhoids. If I did maybe I'd change my mind." Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias lists the products he would never advertise.

12th June 2007

Quote: "There are many things I want to achieve but breaking that record isn't one of them." Enrique Iglesias has no plans to match his father JULIO's record for bedding 3,000 women.

10th June 2007

Quote: "I know you're not supposed to use an iPod when flying. You should be more aware of what's going on." Enrique Iglesias listens to music while flying his own plane.

27th May 2007

Quote: "I wish I had stronger legs because I like soccer." Enrique Iglesias on his sporting ambitions.

17th May 2007

Quote: "She's perfectly healthy... Maybe sometimes she's a little too skinny, but, to me, she's always been perfect." Enrique Iglesias defends his girlfriend Anna Kournikova.

15th May 2007

Fact: Enrique Iglesias' new tune DO YOU KNOW has been dubbed The Ping Pong Song because it features a sample from a table tennis match.

15th May 2007

Quote: "I don't sleep well. I've never slept well, very hyperactive. (I probably get) half-an-hour, 45 minutes at a time." Enrique Iglesias on why he called his new album Insomniac.

26th April 2007

Quote: "I like to fly experimental airplanes, so I go up in the air with my girlfriend, we climb to 3,000 feet and just enjoy the quiet moments up there." Romantic Enrique Iglesias on his idea of a perfect date with girlfriend Anna Kournikova.

21st April 2007

Quote: "In my opinion, Anna, whether we are together or not, would be an ideal mother. I think she'd be the perfect mother." Enrique Iglesias muses over girlfriend Anna Kournikova's maternal skills.

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