8 Latino Couples Who Have Stood The Test of Time

Few couples stand out in Hollywood as much as Emilio and Gloria Estefan do. The Cuban American power couple has been married for 37 years, and are stronger than ever.

The 60-year-old musician/producer spoke shared some tidbits of wisdom recently with regards to his relationship with the 55-year-old singer. “Listen, in order to stay married 37 years, you have to reinvent yourself every day,” he said with a chuckle. “You have to get married crazy in love, and then keep it going with respect for each other and strong communication." He added that he leaves his wife little notes that read “I love you” – and she, in turn, reciprocates similar acts of affection. We absolutely cannot get enough of this couple.

In honor of the beautiful couple, we bring you 8 couples that have endured, inspired and intrigued us throughout the years. Celebrity couples are known for their break-ups more than their make-ups so let's celebrate everlasting love. Here's to giving amor a chance!

1. 2010 Couples - Gloria & Emilio

Gloria and Emilio Estefan's love for each other knows no bounds. The musical duo have been together since 1978 and have two children, a son named Nayib (born Sept. 2, 1980) and a daughter, Emily Marie (born Dec. 5, 1994)—proof that love can last if you make beautiful music together. 

2. 2010 Couples - Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

Former All My Children co-stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on set in 1995 and eloped in May 1996. Three children later, the couple continues to make a great pair, both personally and professionally. Who doesn't love them together?

3. 2010 Couples - Benjamin Bratt & Talisa

The first time we saw Benjamin Bratt on the big screen with his now wife Talisa Soto in the film Piñero, we were amazed at their electric chemistry and apparently so were they. The couple married shortly after filming was done and now have two children; Sophia Rosalinda, born in Dec. 2002, and Mateo Bravery, born in Oct. 2005.

4. 2010 Couples - Tommy & Thalia

Though Tommy Mottola is widely credited as the force behind the Latin Explosion in pop music—pushing artists like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira—but it is Thalia who eventually tamed the music mogul. The Mexicana pop star married Mottola in Dec. 2000 and the couple now a daughter named Sabrina Sakaë and son named Matthew.

5. 2010 Couples - Mariah & Nick

When we first broke the news of Mariah Carey's marriage to Nick Cannon, we must admit, we weren’t sure it would last a few months, much less a few years. But the couple really does seem to inspire the best in each other. They have boy/girl twins named Moroccan Scott Cannon (her son) and Monroe Cannon (her daughter). Congrats to the lovely couple!

6. 2010 Couples - Gina Torres & Laurence

Matrix Reloaded co-stars Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have been to the end of the world and back without wavering in their love. The Cuban/Puerto Rican actress married Fishburne in NYC on Sept. 22, 2002 and they have one daughter, Delilah, born in June '07.

 

7. 2010 Couples - Penelope & Javier

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are our favorite jet-setting couple. They were coy about their relationship at first, but now the married couple celebrate their love for the world to see. In 2011, Bardem and Cruz welcomed their first son Leo. We just think they are a match made in heaven!

8. 2010 Couples - Toledos

Cuban designer Isabel Toledo, perhaps best known for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama for the inauguration, has been married to artist Ruben Toledo since 1984. Ruben has said it was "love at first sight" when he first saw the then 13-year-old Isabel in their New Jersey Spanish class. Since then, their love affair has been nothing shot of remarkable, creative and, of course, beautiful.