The 13 Best Latino Stepparents in Hollywood!

There’s no doubt that being a stepparent is one of the most difficult roles one can accept in a blended family. But it’s not impossible to create a beautiful bond with your significant others’ children from a previous relationship—even in the entertainment world. From Olivier Martinez, who married Halle Berry this past weekend, to Gisele Bündchen, here’s a look at the 11 best Latino stepparents in Hollywood.

1. Stepparents: Olivier Martinez

Olivier Martinez, 47

Despite some serious drama with Halle Berry’s ex (and the baby daddy of her daughter Nahla) Gabriel Aubry, Olivier Martinez has formed a sweet bond with the Oscar-winning actress’ precocious five-year-old. From spending quality time with her at the beach to carrying the sleepy child through the airport, the 47-year-old Spanish/French Unfaithful actor has proven to be a faithful father, who will soon be pulling double duty. The couple are expecting their first child together in the near future.

2. Stepparents: Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bündchen, 32

She may be one of the world’s most popular supermodels, but Gisele Bündchen is also a super stepmom. Before marrying NFL quarterback Tom Brady and having their own child together, the 32-year-old Brazilian fashion model embraced the football star’s son John, who he shares with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan. From shielding him from the paparazzi’s invasive cameras to delightfully doting on him, Bündchen has proven that she loves the child as if her were her own.

3. Stepparents: Hilaria Thomas

Hilaria Thomas, 29

Sure Alec Baldwin hasn’t had the best relationship with his daughter Ireland (from his previous marriage with Kim Basinger). But that doesn’t mean the 30 Rock actor’s new wife, Hilaria Thomas, has issues with her. “I call her mom,” revealed the 16-year-old to Page Six Magazine about her relationship with the 29-year-old Spanish yoga instructor, who is expecting 'her first child with Baldwin this summer. “And Hilaria and I are really close. She's like a big sister to me, but I feel like I haven't spent enough time with her yet. We have a lot more to learn about each other and we have a lot more experiences to have together.”

4. Stepparents: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, 43

Despite splitting with Marc Anthony, the father of her oh-so-adorable twins, Jennifer Lopez hasn’t lost the love for the children from his previous relationships, including his daughter, Ariana, with an ex-girlfriend, and his two sons with ex-wife former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. “I am a nontraditional family,” she told ABC News. “Me being a single mom, their dad doesn’t live at home with them. They have three stepbrothers from two other mothers … that’s not traditional.” “Do I want my children to feel weird about that? No, I don’t,” she added.

5. Stepparents: Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas, 52

Marrying Melanie Griffith in 1996, Banderas became stepdad to her children: Alexander Bauer and Dakota Johnson, also an actress. 

6. Stepparents: Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez, 33

The Devious Maids Dominican actress married director John Amos Beverly Land (known as Bev Land, professionally) and became a stepmother to Kai, who is Sharon Leal and Land’s son from their previous marriage. Kai and Dania are very close, and she is often seen hanging out with him off set and at events. 

7. Stepparents: Sebastian Rulli / Aracely Arambula

Sebastián Rulli, 38

It’s probably not the ideal situation, marrying a woman with two children from Latin superstar Luis Miguel, but Sebastián Rulli has made the most of the situation. The 38-year-old Argentine-Mexican actor has prove to be a doting dad to Aracely Arámbula’s two sons from her relationship with the Mexican singing sensation.

Aracely Arámbula, 38

One good turn deserves another… Just like Sebastián Rulli has accepted Aracely Arámbula’s children with Luis Miguel as his own, the Mexican telenovela star and singer has embraced Rulli’s son Santiago (with ex-girlfriend Cecilia Galeano) as her own.

8. Stepparents: Jencarlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela, 25

Gaby Espino’s daughter Oriana (with Venezuelan actor Cristobal Lander) is one lucky girl. She’s got not one, but two, fabulous fathers. The second: telenovela star and singer Jencarlos Canela, who has a son with Espino named Nikolas Canela Espino

9. Stepparents: Demacio Castellon

Demacio Castellon

Maybe it’s due to Demacio Castellon’s professional experience, but the Cuban-American sound engineer has managed to create a harmonious personal relationship with his wife Nelly Furtado’s daughter from a previous relationship Nevis Chetan.

10. Stepparents: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, 46

There’s more to Salma Hayek’s family makeup than Valentina, her adorable daughter with husband François-Henri Pinault. The 46-year-old Mexican actress is also the stepmom to Pinault’s children from his previous relationships with Dorothée Lepère and supermodel Linda Evangelista. And she accepts them as her own, spending quality time with them on excursions like a 2009 shopping trip to The Grove in L.A.

11. Stepparents: Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo, 41

Like stepfather, like mother, like daughter! In 2005, Kirk Acevedo didn’t just marry Saved by the Bell: The College Years star Kiersten Warren, he married her family, which included a daughter from a previous relationship (Misti Traya). The Puerto Rican actor and former Fringe star may have fathered a child, Scarlett Acevedo, with Warren; but he’s also positively inspired Misti, who has gone on to become a talented actress in her own right.

12. Stepparents: Wanda de Jesus

Wanda De Jesus, 54

Wanda De Jesus may not be married to Jimmy Smits, who she’s been in a relationship with since 1986. But that hasn’t stopped her from being a proud “stepmom” to the Sons of Anarchy star’s two children from his marriage to Barbara Smits.