With a number of Grammys and businesses under their belts, what more could pop power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan possibly want? Dolphins, of course. No, not the fun-loving Flipper kind you’d find at Sea World—the Estefans are more interested in hard-hitting, helmet-wearing Dolphins.
Gloria and Emilio recently purchased a minority share of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins, making them the first Cuban Americans to own part of a team. The Dolphins’ owner, Stephen Ross, finished buying the Dolphins in January, paying about $1 billion for the team, its stadium and related properties.
This is the first step in Ross’s plan to make his team's ownership mirror South Florida. “I want this team to represent what South Florida is all about. It's probably one of the most diversely populated places in the country,” he said in a meeting back in April. Ross praised the Estefans as “true visionaries in entrepreneurship, entertainment and business.”
Gloria and Emilio shared Ross’s enthusiasm about the new partnership. “This is a historical moment for all Latinos—a moment that proves that dreams do come true,” Emilio said. We’ll just have to wait and see what kind of changes are made next football season due to this collaboration, but next time you watch a Dolphins game, don’t be surprised to see the Estefans in the VIP area.