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Dad Kournikova not against Enrique


2004

 

 

At a recent press conference, Julio Iglesias was asked what he holds of the relationship between his son Enrique and tennis star Anna Kournikova. The singer ashtonished the journalists by reacting positively about Anna and even hinted he may like to have Russian grandchildren.

But how does Anna's father relate to this relationship?

He doesn't seem to have anything against it.

Komsomolskaya Pravda decided to find out, how both fathers feel about this relationship.

This is what Father Kournikov said:
Sergei Kournikov: "If there is any wish from both sides, we'll definitely meet. If Iglesias wants to, he knows where to find us. We'll be glad to get acquainted to him. No special trips should be organized for this. We can just as well meet in Miami, we live there. Enrique also resides there, and we meet. My daughter is dating him, Enrique has been to our house, what of it?"

WHY HAVEN'T YOU MET WITH FATHER IGLESIAS SO FAR?
Sergei Kournikov: "Does Iglesias senior live with his son? Enrique can meet with anyone, but that doesn't imply that his father, or me for that matter, has to find out everything at once about his girlfriend, or about her boyfriend. Young people these days often fall in love, that's normal, and we shouldn't control our grown-up children in everything."

BUT IF THINGS EVOLVE TOWARDS A WEDDING, THE PARENTS USUALLY GET TO MEET EACH OTHER...
Sergei Kournikov: "I think there is still lots of time for us parents to get acquainted. There hasn't been any wedding yet..."

COULD THERE BE A WEDDING?
Sergei Kournikov: "Sure, anything is possible. Only, at this moment, Enrique reckons he's still young and not ready to become neither a husband nor a father. He already explained this once in an interview."

AND YOU, PARENTS, DO YOU LIKE ENRIQUE?
Sergei Kournikov: "I respect my daughter's choice! After all, I don't have to live with him! Main thing is for her to be happy. That's every parent's dream."

WHERE IS ANNA NOW?
Sergei Kournikov: "She's in Florida, healing. She has a chronical back trauma..."

WHAT CELEBRITY FRIENDS DOES ANNA HAVE?
Sergei Kournikov: "As far as her friendships are concerned, I'm not going to speak for her. I saw myself how she talks to movie stars. (says to his wife) What movie stars did we talk to? With Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey (she did a film with him), Alec Baldwin, he's got a brother, a famous movie actor, we did charity work with him. Just the normal way of life!"

MISTER IGLESIAS, BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL, WORD HAD IT THAT YOU WERE GOING TO SING A DUET WITH YOUR SON IGLESIAS AT YOUR CONCERT 'DARK EYES'?
Julio Iglesias: "No. Cause my son now only sees blue eyes. He probably sees nothing but blue eyes!"

YOU MEAN ANNA KOURNIKOVA'S EYES? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SON'S RELATIONSHIP WITH ANNA?
Julio Iglesias: "I like it very much. In general, my son is a very independant young man. When he comes here, ask him this question yourself. At least he looks very happy at the moment. I may have some Russian grandchildren in the near future. Who knows?!"

JOURNALISTS WROTE THAT YOU OWN A LUXURIOUS VILLA IN MIAMI WITH AN OWN MOORAGE AND YACHTS. HAVE ENRIQUE AND ANNA BEEN AT YOUR PLACE?
Julio Iglesias: "I don't live in Miami for the moment."

BUT YOU PROBABLY HAVE BEEN TO MOSCOW?
Julio Iglesias: "I registered in Miami, but I live on the Carribean Islands. Enrique and Anna haven't been at my place."

DOES ENRIQUE EVER TELL YOU ABOUT HIS PASSION FOR WOMEN?
Julio Iglesias: "No, I don't discuss such issues with him. He's a very independant young man. Very, very happy."

DID YOU EVER PLAY BIG TENNIS?
Julio Iglesias: "No, no, I don't play tennis. Let him play tennis with her."

 

 

 

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