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Enrique Iglesias' rare picture of family life with Anna Kournikova and three kids will surprise you

The "Bailando" singer and the tennis pro have been together since 2001

Tennis player Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias leave Big Pink restaurant during the early morning hours on June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida.
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariSenior WriterNew York
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Enrique Iglesias opened up in a new interview with People about his family life with former tennis pro and longtime partner Anna Kournikova.

The Latin music superstar, 48, told the outlet about maintaining a life away from the spotlight with their three children, twins Lucy and Nicholas, five, and three-year-old daughter Mary.

"You learn as you go," he said of parenting. "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.

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"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."

He also opened up about doing school runs with his kids and shared a surprising bit of insight into their music tastes and which of his songs is their favorite.

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"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?' 

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias leave the Orange Carpet for the Miami Dolphins versus New York Jets game at Sun Life Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.© Getty Images
Enrique opened up about parenting and family life with Anna

"And then one breaks out into 'I Like It,' and then they all start singing it, and it's so cute. I'm just enjoying now. I'm enjoying every single day."

Enrique also revealed how much he really missed being away from his family when on tour. He is currently on The Trilogy Tour with Pitbull and Ricky Martin.

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"When I go on the road, I miss them a lot," the "Hero" singer gushed. "I feel like they're still not old enough to go on the road with me.

Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias' family time with three children in a photo shared on Instagram© Instagram
The two are parents to three adorable children

"I like quiet and to be in my zone before I go on stage. I don't like a lot of craziness going on backstage. It's the complete opposite of Almost Famous."

He was also asked whether he felt awkward performing his hit "Tonight (I'm [expletive] You)" now that he was a dad-of-three, but he simply responded: "No, not at all actually!

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"I have thought about: OK, if I'm alive when I'm 60, 70, and for some crazy reason I happen to be touring, how is it going to sound when I'm singing 'Tonight I'm [expletive] You'? 

Enrique Iglesias performs during "The Trilogy Tour" at Scotiabank Arena on October 17, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario.© Getty Images
Enrique is currently on "The Trilogy Tour" with Pitbull and Ricky Martin

"But I still haven't gotten to that point where I'm like, 'Oh [expletive], I feel really awkward singing this song.'"

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The beloved Spanish singer-songwriter also discussed meeting Anna, now 42, on the set of the "Escape" music video from 2001, revealing how it "changed my life in ways I didn't even think about."

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"When we met – although she came from the sports world – in a way, we kind of got each other. She knew what my world was like. I kind of knew what her world was like. So that understanding helped a lot. We just started connecting little by little and got stronger and stronger and stronger."

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