Exclusive: Julio Iglesias is My Homeboy

[Laughs]. So tell me, after so many years of performing, what do you do to keep it fresh for you?

Jesús, it’s all about passion. How old are you, Jesús?

I am 32 years old.

Still so young. Are you single or married?

I’ve been married for almost six years, and I’ve been working in the field for 12 years.

So you’re a natural! So look, for me, what’s keeping me fresh is passion. Passion for everything. I mean, if I didn’t have passion, I wouldn’t be doing this interview. The passion I have is what keeps me alive and motivated to keep going.

Aside from being one of the greatest singers of all time, you’re also viewed as one of the most legendary Latin sex symbols of all time.

Yup!

So who do you—

You want to know about my sex life?

No, no, no, no — God, no!

[Laughs].

But you’re viewed as—I remember my mother was a huge fan of your singing but probably for something else too [laughs].

Your mother is a lady with beautiful taste!

What does it take to be a sex symbol in your opinion?

You know, sex symbol is bulls--t. What does this symbol mean? I love to sing. Singing is my passion. Everything else pales in comparison. Other than that, I guess I should say that I’m thin. I try to stay fit and healthy. I do a lot of sports, like swimming. But the most important thing in my life is my passion for singing. Think of it like this — in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I was your age, and my passion led me to have already sold millions of records by then.