Que? Anna Kournikova Hasn't Met Enrique Iglesias's Dad After 12 Years of Dating

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Enrique Iglesias has been dating Anna Kournikova for 12 years, but there's still one person who hasn't met the Russian bombshell: his father, Julio Iglesias.

 "I have to tell the truth -- I have never met Anna," Iglesias, 70, told The Mirror. "Yes, my wife, and my kids and his brothers have, but I have never met her, no, no, never."

The father told the magazine that it's difficult to see his children when they live all over the world. "My kids are very independent, and it is difficult to see Enrique because he is all over the world. But Anna is very beautiful -- they have good taste, my kids."

Although he may not be privy to his son's love life, he's proud of what Enrique has accomplished. "He's a super guy," he gushes. "You know, it's not as easy to follow in the same steps as that of the father. Like if you play tennis, normally the kid doesn't play tennis like the father. But Enrique is in the same class of guys like [Kirk Douglas' son] Michael Douglas and [Judy Garland's daughter] Liza Minnelli." 

According to E! Online, Enrique Iglesias prefers to keep his private life...well, private. "I think it comes with the territory," he told the site in March. "I understand why people ask, 'Are you married? Do you have a girlfriend? Do you have kids? Do you have kids that we don't about?"

For the crooner, finding a balance between work and family life is essential. "When I go back home, I want to make sure that whatever goes on in my house, it's just for me and my loved ones that are with me right there. I need that."

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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