Enrique Iglesias is newly divorced, or so he says.
Iglesias, 39, is currently touring the country with Pitbull for his Sex and Love album. The Spanish star spoke to reporters after his performance at the Los Angeles’ Staple Center on Friday, Oct. 10 and put on a very serious face when saying he had recently annulled his supposed marriage.
If your first reaction is, ‘Wait, what? When did he get married?,’ you're not alone. The singer has been with girlfriend Anna Kournikova since they met in 2001 on the set of his “Escape” video. Over the years, reports of the couple tying the knot have surfaced but none have ever been confirmed by the singer or the Russian beauty.
So, before hundreds of fans rejoice in Iglesias’ alleged new marital status let’s remember how much the “Hero” singer loves to joke around.
“I’ll tell you something, whenever we’re with friends and we’re chatting the first question is always, are you married? Do you have a boyfriend? A girlfriend? Do you have kids? It’s normal,” Enrique said to several outlets, including Univision.
Seizing the opportunity, one reporter asked, “And are you married already?”
“Right now, I’m divorced,” Iglesias said to the cameras with a straight face. “I got a divorce three days ago and I wanted to give you guys the exclusive. I’m serious. No, seriously. Don’t laugh.”
Iglesias didn’t even crack a smile as he “revealed” his divorce, but that’s not to say he wasn’t having a little fun with the reporters.
Rumors that the former tennis player and Iglesias had split due to his refusal to pop the question circulated in October 2013, but they were squashed after the couple was spotted together a few months later in Miami.
While the couple has often refused to comment on their private life, both Kournikova and Iglesias have said that marriage is not in their plans.
“When you’ve been with someone for such a long time, I don’t think [marriage is] going to bring us close together. I don’t think it’s going to... make us any happier,” Iglesias said on “CBS Sunday Morning” in March of this year.
Check out the interview with Iglesias here and let us know if you think the singer is serious about his divorce or not.