- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : ME
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 3
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid) is Spain's best selling singer and the best-selling Spanish singer of all time. Julio Iglesias has sold over 250 million records in different languages and released 77 records. He thus far has performed approximately 5,000 concerts during his career and recorded albums in fourteen different languages.
Julio is the eldest son of Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga and Maria del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat; his younger brother is Carlos. At age 61, his 87 year old dad had more children. Half brother Jaime was born 18 May 2004, and half-sister Ruth on 26 July 2006. Julio's half-siblings were born from the second marriage of Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga and Ronna Keitt.
If not for a car accident, on 22nd September 1963, he may have never had a music career:"I had a car accident, very, very strong car accident," remembers Iglesias. I had what they call paraparexia, which is not a paraplegic. It's a compression in the cord, in the sense of the neck … my spinal cord, and I was very, very ill for three years." Doctors thought the young man would never walk again. But slowly, he started to recover. And to increase dexterity in his hands, he began to play the guitar. Once he recovered, he resumed his studies and he travelled to England to study English, first in Ramsgate and then at Bell Educational Trust's Language School in Cambridge.
In June 2001 he finished his law degree at Madrid Spain's Complutense University, fulfilling the promise he made to his then 84-year-old father that he would eventually graduate after dropping out 35 years ago to pursue his music career.
During the 1970s he met the Filipina socialite and Hola! magazine journalist Isabel Preysler, and just 7 months later they married. Together they have 3 children:
Daughter: Isabel Iglesias known as Chabeli Iglesias (born September 3 1971, in Madrid).
Son: Julio José Iglesias Jr. (born February 25 1973, in Madrid).
Son: Enrique Iglesias (singer, born May 8 1975, in Madrid).
Chabeli Iglesias is now a news reporter in Washington DC. Enrique Iglesias followed in his father's footsteps and is a world-famous singer. Julio José Iglesias is a model who has released two CDs. It was during the 1970s that the Iglesias family's private life became very public, with Julio and the rest of the family frequently featured on the covers of various international magazines. The couple divorced in 1978.
Since 1990 Iglesias has been with Dutch former model Miranda Rijnsburger. He revealed that Miranda accepted his marriage proposal and they will marry in the future so that their twin daughters will be bridemaids. Together they have 5 children:
Son: Miguel Alejandro (born September 7 1997)
Son: Rodrigo (born April 3 1999)
Twin daughters: Victoria and Cristina (born May 1, 2001).
Guillermo the fifth child of Julio Iglesias and Miranda Rijnsburger was born on May 5th 2007, at 6:12pm in Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL. The baby boy weighed 8 lbs. 7oz. and was 21 inches long. The childbirth was natural, and was assisted by Doctor Rebeca Martinez and pediatrician Tony Adams. Both the baby and the mother are fine and in perfect health.