Enrique Iglesias Has No Intention of Marrying Anna Kournikova: It Won't "Make Us Happier"

Singer also opens up about his alleged estrangement from Julio Iglesias on CBS Sunday Morning

By Zach Johnson Mar 13, 2014 6:46 PMTags
Anna Kournikova, Enrique IglesiasRalph Notaro/Getty Images

Enrique Iglesias doesn't see the point in getting married. Luckily, Anna Kournikova feels the same way.

The singer opens up about his relationship with the retired tennis pro in an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, airing March 16. "I'm not against marriage, not at all," he tells Rita Braver, before adding that it's not in his future. "But when you've been with someone for such a long time, I don't think it's going to make—bring us closer together. I don't think it's going to...make us any happier."

Enrique, 38, met Kournikova, 32, when the athlete appeared in his 2001 "Escape" music video. "She was just the coolest girl in the world to me," the Latin pop star recalls. "And we just, we got along."

Enrique also addresses rumors that he is estranged from his famous father, Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias. "I love him, and I respect him dearly. But we don't see each other that much," Enrique says of his dad. "You know, he knows if he ever needed me, I'd be the first one there, and vice versa."

His personal life aside, Enrique is excited about the March 18 release of his new album, Sex and Love. "When you write songs, when you're on stage, it's all about the vibe," says the singer, whose last CD, Euphoria, dropped in July 2010. "If you're not vibing and you're not feeling good, people notice that."