Enrique Iglesias’s older brother has let slip on live TV that the singer and former tennis ace Anna Kournikova secretly got married.
Madrid born Julio Iglesias Jr, also a singer, made the slip-up during his recent appearance on Spanish TV show “Y ahora Sonsoles”.
The 50-year-old appeared on the programme ahead of his half-sister Tamara Falco’s pre-wedding to Spanish businessman Inigo Onieva.
Julio told journalist Sonsoles Onega: “She is very happy that her day is tomorrow.”
After adding that the whole family was gathered at the house of his mother, Spanish-Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler, he corrected himself, stressing that his younger brother, Enrique, was not, in fact, there.
Julio joked “I always lie” before explaining: “My brother isn’t coming because he doesn’t like weddings. He wasn’t even at my wedding.”
He added: “My mother has seen me get married, my sister Chabeli get married, she has seen Ana get married.”
But, when Sonsoles then asked him if his 48-year-old brother had tied the knot, Julio slipped up, replying: “Enrique didn’t have a big wedding.”
After an advert break, the presenter grilled Julio, asking him: “Did Enrique get married in a small ceremony?”
The singer chuckled nervously and replied: “Enrique has been with Anna for 35 years, and they have three wonderful children.”
Sonsonles then reiterated: “Your mother has all her children married, at least once.”
The “Hero” singer and 1997 Wimbledon semi-finalist Kournikova met during the filming of the music video for Enrique’s hit song “Escape” in 2001.
The Madrid-born artist was 26 at the time, while the Moscow-born athlete was 20.
The former WTA World No. 8 once told the press in 2018 that she and Enrique would never get married.
The couple have three children – twins Nicholas and Lucy, who were born in 2017, and daughter Mary, born in 2019.
They are known for keeping their family life private.