New single "Finally Found You" available on iTunes.
At first I thought he would be finally sincere about his shortcomings as a father during Enrique's youth..but then apparently he just felt he still needed to take a tiny jab at Enrique :(
Julio Iglesias : "I am now a better father.."
Julio Iglesias has achieved what many do not dare to dream of. At 67 years of age, he is unimpressed by the dance of figures that feeds your resume. He knows that every minute, anywhere in the world, a song of his is playing. No matter who is on board a taxi in Cairo or visit the poorest village in Brazil. Is the background music in the world.
Hoy Corazon, You have sold nearly 300 million records, that's why you can afford to continue recording when your body asks ...
Julio Iglesias: It is almost always (smile). I can not live without it. Song is still my favorite drug. I will continue doing even sitting in a chair on stage. I only ask of life that gives me the privilege to live much longer.
H.C.: But life is not the same, Julio ...
JI: I am aware of it, but, basically, yes I am still the same. My circumstances have changed, things and people around me, but I do not, at least I think ... I'm still as happy as before, or even more, and I have more desire to live every day because at my age, all we need is more life to enjoy with my family. I am a normal person, 67 years old, a terrible workaholic and the divine privilege of being creative and having the strength to bring together many countries in the same opinion of me. I am a man in the street, people, my life is completely normal and, although I gather around to a very large number of people, living simply and simply.
HC: Life is giving you a second chance?
J.I.: Have no doubt! Since I met Miranda began to be a man again, different. Behind it was a life more dedicated to my work than to my family, a life that left me not quite right, so I had to change of register if I did not want to fail again. Miranda always understood me very well and I'm enjoying now of things that before I could not do.
HC: Maybe you were more concerned with the scenarios then with your children ...
J.I.: Right. And with the perspective that gives the time, I see the mistakes I made. I enjoyed my older children, but in a less intense than how I am doing now. It is also true that my circumstances are different.
H.C.: And your priorities?
JI: They are still the same, but I strive to make them more compatible and do not undermine each other. Singing is still my life, everything I am I owe to the public and scenarios, but I think I've made history, so I get involved with intensity in the upbringing of my children.
HC: Do you feel you have lost out on important stages in your life?
J.I.: With the eldest three, no doubt! But they always knew I was ready to lend a hand. It is true that they heavily lived my absence, but they were well cared for and had their parents when they needed. Their circumstances were very different from those the smallest ones are living now, they enjoy most about their father because we all live together.
HC: Do you look back to not be making the same mistakes?
JI: I have very much present all I've lived, I'm not a fool. But there is no remedy for the absence of that momento.Both their mother as I made the decisions that we considered most successful for their security and upbringing. There is no point complaining. My older kids and I, against all the rumors, we love each other and we talk. They know we did the best we could and there is no blaming.
HC: Do you drool over Enrique's successes or is there 'fuzz'?
JI: I've spent years hearing that there are differences between father and son, of bad relations between us, professional jealousy ... In who's head occurs it that I do not feel proud of the successes of Enrique! Above all, he is my son, but I have to admit that on stage, things change. There he still has to show that he is better than me.
HC: Does the passage of time has made him a better parent?
JI: I'm now a more professional father, a parent who tells you more 'ifs' which 'noes' to their children. Life also teaches you to improve in this area. Now I am a father less guilty, more conscious, but with the same love for all my children.
H.C.: Eight is enough?
J.I.: (Laughter) Who knows! The children are the result of Miranda and I love her deeply. Each child is the fruit of that love.
H.C:. Do you enjoy them now otherwise?
JI: Yes, but the circumstances of life, and we talked about earlier. Miranda constantly reminds me what they do at all times, puts me over the phone. And it makes me very excited. Not a day in which I call my home, whatever the time it is, and not have the voice of my five children together on the phone. Never! And that makes me feel very good.
HC: That helps you be less guilty conscience?
JI: What I can say is that I'm living the meaning of parenthood with other intensity, because family life I have now is very different to that experienced in my marriage to Isabel. My current professional circumstances have nothing to do with who was 30 years ago. Also, since I met Miranda, my personal life went through a period of tranquility and repose absolute emotional. I had lived through everything I needed, so I had to start another stage to give me the peace I now enjoy.
H.C.: Does the resignation weigh?
J.I.: You have no idea how! Back in the day I left my family behind, to live to see my children grow older. And in return, I chose to go touring constantly, sleep every day in a different city, moving from plane to plane ... I chose a crazy life that has been mine for the past 30 years or more. So one day I decided to stop and give priority to my personal and family environment
I love how he notices that he is a better father now.... pffft... His excuse for not being a good father back then was because he is a workaholic.... So was my dad and we don't talk much... poor Enrique..... I know it effects him even if he tries to act like it doesn't.... I totally understand why he isn't trying to have kids anytime soon...... I don't think Enrique should have kids at all really genetics are a strong thing.. LOL
~~ Anita ~~
Oh, I can't say anything about that Lilli... I will get jumped on by the fans.....just like the last time I mentioned it...... I was told I was being arrogant to mention neglect.......... of course I have been through a similar childhood but I wouldn't know what I am talking about cause I am not him......
~~ Anita ~~
I understand where your coming from but I don't feel that he should be afraid of having kids because he's afraid that he may not be a good father because Julio wasn't a good father.
I just read a book that was from kind of the same perspective as Enrique, when it comes to his father, and it really helped me understand why E doesn't want to get married. Like Julio, the main charactor's father was a "ladies man" and had multiple wives. He was also a workaholic and her mother left when she was young. She was afraid to love because she was never loved and that really made me sad when I read this because I think that's how E may feel. I know that E has Anna and I am glad for that, but I do worry about him.
I just don't want him to limit himself and his experiances because of what his father has done.
I couldn`t find any new pic of Enrique with his mom or Enrique with Julio ??!!!
Do you have ?