Enrique Iglesias Shares Rare Insight on Family Life With Anna Kournikova and Their 3 Kids

While Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are protective of their family's privacy, the singer recently spoke about life with the former tennis pro and their children Lucy, Nicholas and Mary.

By Elyse Dupre Oct 26, 2023 12:26 PMTags
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For more than two decades, Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have moved through life together in a rhythm divine.

And recently, the singer offered rare insight into his relationship with the former tennis pro. 

"You learn as you go," he told People in an interview published Oct. 25. "You have your good times, your bad times, and if you can get through the bad times, you'll get to the really good times. A lot of people say, 'Oh, well, I know this is the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with.' I do kind of agree with that, but at the same time, you really never know where life is going to take you and what can happen."

Enrique, 48, and Anna, 42, met on the set of a music video for his 2001 hit "Escape"—a milestone, he told the magazine, that changed his life "in ways that I didn't even think about." Not only did the Grammy winner and the athlete form a romance, but they also later welcomed three children together: twins Lucy and Nicholas, 5, and daughter Mary, 3.

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And yes, the kids love to rock out to their dad's music.

"When I pick them up from school and they're having a bad day or one of them is crying or they're fighting, we say, 'Guys, what's your favorite song?' And then one breaks out into 'I Like It,' and then they all start singing it, and it's so cute," Enrique continued. "I'm just enjoying now. I'm enjoying every single day."


While the "Hero" artist has given fans glimpses into his family's world in interviews and on social media, he's also protective of their privacy.

"Look, it's understandable," Enrique told E! News in 2014 about the attention around his and Anna's romance. "For me, my personal life, I do try to keep it as private as possible because I need that balance. When I go home, back home, I want to make sure that whatever goes on in my house, it's just for me and my loved ones with me that are right there and I need that." 

For a look back at some of the moments the couple has shared on social media as well as their public outings, keep reading.

Happy Trio

The couple's twins Nicholas and Lucy, 3, and 19-year-old daughter Mary go for a ride in this video Anna shared in September 2021 to promote Enrique's album Final.

Fourth of July 2021

Enrique shared this adorable pic of himself with twins Nicholas and Lucy.

Growing Up

The private pair celebrate twins Lucy and Nicholas' 3rd birthdays with rare snapshots of the tots shared to Instagram. 

Baby No. 3

The two welcome their third child, a daughter, on Jan. 30, 2020.

Double the love

Anna Kournikova plays with the couple's twins in 2018.

All Wrapped Up in Each Other

A decade of dating and still going strong! The two were spotted arm-on-arm out in Miami Beach in 2011.

Not All Black-and-White

Remaining mum about their futures, Anna and Enrique were snapped on a sports date to the Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets game in September 2010. 

Sporty BFFs

The couple paid close attention as they watched Venus Williams play against sister Serena at the Sony Ericsson Open back in 2009. Meanwhile, tabloids were speculating the longtime pair had finally gotten engaged. 


Sweet and Subtle PDA

Paps snapped the pair sharing a precious moment together as they watch the New Jersey Nets take on the Miami Heat back in 2006. At the time, the rumor mill was buzzing with reports the two had secretly wed. 

Young and in Love

The pair couldn't hide their love for each other when they were snapped leaving a Florida restaurant in 2006. 

Once Upon a Time

Only a young couple at the time, the fashion risk-takers stepped out to the New York premiere of Once Upon A Time in Mexico in 2003. Rumors began flying that the two had secretly wed, but both parties continued to deny.

Hot Couple Alert!

The super-hot twosome stole the spotlight at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, just one year after they first began dating. 

Where It All Began

Enrique and Anna started dating in late 2001 after meeting on the set of his steamy music video "Escape."

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