Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova fell for each other hard and fast, and now they are one of the strongest — and most private — couples in Hollywood.
The King of Latin Pop and the former professional tennis player met in December 2001 on the set of his “Escape” music video, in which they had a steamy makeout scene in a car.
“I’ve never met her before, but I’m a big fan,” he said on MTV’s Making the videoat the moment. “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.”
The couple was together almost immediately and have been a popular couple ever since. After revealing their relationship in August 2002 they managed to keep most of their private lives hidden from the public.
“It’s not that tough [to stay under the radar],” Iglesias said on Australia’s Today TonightNovember 2011. “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.”
That said, the “I Like It” singer and the former Biggest LoserTrainer and wife became parents when they welcomed twins Nicholas & Lucy in December 2017. Their family grew once more when Mary was born two years later. Both pregnancies remained secret.
“Like any couple, you still go through your ups and downs [when you become parents] and it’s not always perfect. But it is perfect in a way,” Iglesias gushed to The SunOctober 2018. “It’s incredible to watch her be such a great mother.”
Scroll down to see a complete timeline of Iglesias and Kournikova’s ultra-private romance: