Enrique Iglesias, girlfriend Anna Kournikova welcome twins after 16 years together

Couple didn't announce the pregnancy prior to this

Entertainment Desk/ IANS December 19, 2017

Singer Enrique Iglesias has welcomed twin children with his longtime girlfriend and former tennis star Anna Kournikova.

The boy and girl - named Nicholas and Lucy - were born on the weekend in Miami, Florida, TMZ revealed.

Iglesias and Kournikova kept the pregnancy a secret. They didn't even announce the arrival of their newborns.

On that same day, Kournikova posted three photographs on Instagram, riding on a boat and wearing an oversized windbreaker jacket from Iglesias' tour.

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The couple have been dating since 2001 after meeting on the set of Iglesias' Escape music video. They have always remained secretive about their relationship and have not been seen together in public for nearly a year.

Last year Anna sparked marriage speculation when she began sporting a large diamond ring and matching eternity band on her wedding finger.

However, in an interview this summer Spanish Enrique revealed that despite the length of time they've been together, he and Moscow-born beauty Anna have no immediate plans to get married.

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Enrique claimed they already live the life of a married couple in many ways.

He told The Sun newspaper, "We're just as happy. There comes a point when you've been with someone for a certain amount of time that I believe that you are like, married. I guess the only difference is that we haven't walked down the aisle."

Enrique once raised eyebrows when he introduced Anna as his wife during a concert in Russia in 2011.

But the musician claimed he simply got caught up in the moment, adding that being married or not has no bearing on how much he loves his long-time partner.

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Reflecting on the incident, he previously shared, "It was just meant to be sweet, in the moment. I honestly didn't mean to confuse people. I thought it'd be easier for the audience to understand than if I said, 'my girl'."

And the son of singer Julio Iglesias added, 'I've never really thought marriage would make a difference.

'Maybe it's because I come from divorced parents, but I don't think you love someone more because of a piece of paper.

'And nowadays it's not taboo to have kids and not be married. What makes a difference is that you're a good parent.'

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