Fatherhood has made him more responsible, the singer feels. He also looks forward to being a cool and easy going dad.
The lockdown everywhere has brought people closer together. Some people, including Prince Harry and Bruce Willis, are enjoying the time they get with their family. But, this is not about the British royal or the Die Hard actor. This is about how much fun the Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, is having with his infant and what fatherhood means to him. The modern men of this world have no problem gushing over their little ones and declaring to the world how much they mean to them. No more the stoic silences and stony glares of previous generations, these men are all about expressing their love.
Iglesias, who has nine siblings, is all about having a big family and welcomed his third baby on January 31 with long-time partner Anna Kournikova. The happy parents shared their little "sunshine's" photos on social media too. The 44-year-old Bailando singer and the 38-year-old retired tennis player have named their little girl Mary (Masha in Russian as Kournikova is Russian).
They are already parents to two-year-old twins, Nicholas and Lucy. Iglesias recently revealed that he was very proud of his twins for transitioning into the role of older siblings smoothly, as per PEOPLE. "They actually love it," he said. "There’s a two-year difference, so I was a little scared. I was like, 'How are they going to react?' And I have two dogs so my house is chaotic. When we first came home with Masha, I was like, ‘Oh, how is everybody going to react?'" he added.
Recently, he shared a video of his two-month-old baby girl that will melt your hearts. The little one was sitting on his lap while he held her hands and danced with her to the song We are Young. The cute father-daughter dance might be one of the sweetest moments the pop star has ever shared with his fans.
As a pop star, he has to be traveling a lot and recently he had intended to be on tour with another singing sensation Ricky Martin, who is a dad-of-four. Iglesias, who is a dedicated dad, wants his children to travel with him even though it's going to be chaotic.
"Ricky was giving me some advice. It’s tough. It’s tough, but it’s doable. Obviously, we’re fortunate enough that if we want to do it, we can do it," Iglesias told PEOPLE. Martin added, "A lot of people say, 'With young kids, they need stability.’ I think we are their stability. If we’re near them, they’ll feel safe and protected regardless of the roller coaster. They’re next to us." Iglesias said he agrees "100 percent," adding that "you’re not going to separate me from my children."
Previously, when it was just the twins, he revealed how he doesn't like staying away from them for too long. And, if he has to, he ensures that he stays away for not more than two weeks at a stretch. Of course, Kournikova doesn't like being away from her kids either. When she had to join him on his Europe tour in October 2018, it was not easy for her as it was the first time she was away from their kids since their birth in 2017.
While the couple is usually private about their lives, they have expressed their interest in having a big family. In 2011, the former tennis star had said, "I absolutely want to have children, whether I have my own or adopt. I love taking care of people."
After they welcomed their firstborns in 2017, Iglesias had revealed his feelings about fatherhood. "It's one of the best feelings in the world," he said, according to EOnline. "I drive slower. I think about stupid things a few more times before doing them," he said when asked if he has become "more responsible." The Hero singer sees himself as a "cool, easy-going dad" in the future. He won't mind it if his kids decide to follow his footsteps either.
Iglesias and Kournikova have been together for almost 19 years now, and they are not married. "When you've been with someone quite a while like I have, it's like being married," he said two years ago. "We've been together for 17 years, so what's the difference? I believe in marriage, but whether we're married or not, it wouldn't make such a big difference." Although, he also added, "I would like to get married someday."