Where do the King of Latin pop and tennis super-babe live when they’re out of public sight? How about a 7,622 square foot Moroccan-style Miami mansion.
Villa Jasmine, as it’s affectionately referred to, boasts seven bedrooms, a lengthy marble driveway, a grand mosaic-tiled fountain, and a spa! What on earth do they do with all those rooms? The Miami home comes in at a cool $18.5 million. We wouldn’t expect anything less from a Grammy Award-winning superstar.
He Almost Lost His Hit Single Bailando
Enrique Iglesias’ smash hit Bailando is one of the greatest songs of the Latin singer’s career but it almost never happened. The star was in two minds about recording the song after co-writing it with Descemer Bueno.
Beuno originally reworked it and released it online as a single of his own, but when Iglesias heard it he was convinced he should take a stab at it. It’s a good thing he did as it went platinum four times in the United States.
Eternal Kiss Miles Apart
Could I Have This Kiss Forever was released on Iglesias’ 1999 album. It featured the great songstress Whitney Houston. Although you could cut the vocal tension there with a knife, the two never actually met face-to-face. The artists recorded their parts in separate studios 5,636 miles apart — Iglesias in California and Houston in Hamburg, Germany.
Later, the fiery music video would confirm the chemistry between the two despite the initial long-distance recording session.
Two and a Half Men and a Pop Star
The Spanish pop star tried to steal Charlie’s girlfriend in an episode of "Two And a Half Men". But instead of cameoing as the superstar he is, he plays a hunky but humble handyman named Fernando.
Not only does he compete for the affections of Charlie’s girlfriend, but even Berta, Charlie’s maid, takes a liking to the doe-eyed Mr. Fix-it. Bitter old Charlie had no other choice but to fire the handsome handyman.
Singing, songwriting, and acting — the gorgeous phenom can do it all. The Latin singing sensation has even produced an Off-Broadway show! You may get a bit tongue-tied with the title: "4 Guys Named Jose and una Mujer Named Maria."
The rhythmic stage show pays homage to the development of Latin music over the decades and has catchy melodies and a whirlwind story of love and loss. Where to next, Enrique?