The Mexican singer (and forever-heartthrob) was ordered to pay over a million dollars to his former manager, William Brockhaus, after a lawsuit that claimed Miguel backed out of their payment agreement. After refusing to make the court-ordered payments, and not showing up at the court hearings for the case, the megastar’s Rolls Royce was seized and an arrest warrant was issued on April 17th.
There’s been no word yet if he’ll be sitting in a jail cell or not, but I imagine if he is, it’ll give him lots of time to lament on love lost.
La Chilindrina, whose real name is María Antonieta de las Nieves went on a Peruvian TV show called El Valor De La Verdad and revealed that she had dated El Sol de Mexico, aka Luis Miguel aka Luismi, back in the day during the 1980s.
During a recent talk show appearance, La Chilindra shared a photo of her with a younger Luis Miguel and she declared that she was his “first love.”
The Chavo del Ocho actress let the world know that back in the day she went on a romantic getaway with Luis Miguel in Acapulco. Attached to a lie detector test, which is the premise of the TV show, La Chilindrina had to answer a couple questions about her life.
TV host Beto Ortiz asked La Chilindrina, “Did you escape from a hotel in Acapulco to enjoy some time with Luis Miguel on a yacht?”
As soon as he asked that, La Chilindrina looked a little nervous. She paused then wondered how paparazzi would have been able to find that out. But finally, she admitted to it.
La Chilindrina went on to say that Luis Miguel was flirting with her that day on the yacht, and asked, “Hey nena, do you know who I am?” After that interaction, she boarded the yacht and spent a romantic date with him. According to her, that date was enough for her to become Luis Miguel’s first love.
As more and more Spanish-language publications began to cover the news, Twitter also went nuts with the news but remained skeptical first and foremost.
According to the math, if this in fact did take place in the 1980s, Luis Miguel would have been a pre-teen and La Chilindrina would have been in her 30s since she’s about 20 years older than him. (This is a case for the FBI).
Some wondered whether La Chilindrina was being honest or if it was simply a PR stunt.
I mean, that could be plausible…
One Twitter user pointed out that it’s not true at all due to the differences in age between La Chilindrina and Luis Miguel.
“It’s just a lie from la Chilindrina, how was she going to have a romantic encounter with Luis Miguel when he was only 12 years old and she was 32 years old?,” the Twitter user wrote.
Others thought it was pointless of media outlets to pick up these “dumb” chismes that are simply “useless.”
Folks thought that media outlets should be focusing on literally anything else but old gossip.
Some Twitter users simply didn’t k know how to react other than shocked.
According to Remezcla, the two singers dated between 1999 and 2001 but it’s hard to gauge specific details about their love life because Luis Miguel has always been a very private person. But according to a book by Marc Shapiro, the relationship between Mariah Carey and Luis Miguel began in 1998 when they met in Aspen.
Word on the steer is that they were also supposed to record a duet together at some point, but things just didn’t work out. However, they seemed to make a pretty good team because since they were both superstars, they had a good understanding of what the other was dealing with, being in the spotlight and all.
And well, this might sound similar to La Chilinfrina’s account of when they allegedly first had their first date but… Mariah Carey and Luis Miguel were also about that yacht life.
Trouble in paradise began when rumors surfaced that Luis Miguel was not having it after reading the tabloids about Mariah Carey and Eric Benét. It was alleged that she and her former co-star–who was actually dating Halle Berry at the time–were more than friends. Then, around 2001, rumor had it that Luis Miguel ended his relationship with Mariah Carey because she wanted to have kids and he didn’t.
If you need any more Luis Miguel content, be sure to watch the TV series based on his life on Netflix, starring our fave Diego Boneta.
For as long as Luis Miguel has been in the music industry, he has incredibly private about his personal life. He rarely gives interviews or even attends award ceremonies. He’s been spotted eating at restaurants with hired staff to hold up sheets and umbrellas to block him entirely from cameras and other fans. Here are some things you might not know about the bestselling Latin music artist.
Luis Miguel was born Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, named after bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín.
Born on April 18, 1970, that makes the singer only 48 years old. He’s almost a full year younger than Jennifer Lopez, but his crooner status somehow puts him at viejo status in my book.
He wasn’t born in Mexico, and neither of his parents is Mexican.
That’s right. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and neither of his parents is Mexican. According to the Netflix/Telemundo series documenting Miguel’s life, his father conceived of a plan to get a fake birth certificate and ‘market’ his son as Mexican.
Miguel’s father actually moved him to Mexico to market toward Méxicanos.
Miguel has absolutely embraced Mexican culture (and Mexico has embraced him). He’s perfected the artistry of mariachi, and he’s currently on his ¡México Por Siempre! tour.
He was born on April 18 but celebrates his birthday on April 19.
His mother was a famous Italian actress and his father was a Spanish singer (Luisito Rey) born in Cádiz. His father didn’t register him with Puerto Rico’s Civil Registry until the following day, so his birth certificate is dated April 19. Que raro, no?
Miguel’s mother mysteriously disappeared when he was 16 years old.
Her whereabouts are still unknown, but there are many a Reddit thread that theorize that Luisito Rey killed her after she uncovered some dark secrets; that she flew back to Italy and has been in a psychiatric hospital ever since; that an indigent Argentinian woman might actually be the living Marcela Basteri.
Miguel’s father stole mad money from him.
Miguel’s father was also his manager and the ultimate villain. Luis Miguel’s godfather also happens to be a renowned psychologist who has described him as a psychopath and abuser. We know he was an alcoholic and drug addict, and after Miguel fired him as a manager, he drank himself to death by 1992.
It all started when Miguel was just 11 years old.
The story goes that the family was about to go bankrupt and homeless when Miguel’s father convinced telenovela star Andrés García to let Luis sing a Tijuana club. After the crowd fell for him, Luisito Rey saw his son as a meal ticket.
Miguel’s father made him watch and analyze every movie, recording, and performance of Elvis Presley.
By the time Luis Miguel was 11 years old, he released his first album, Un Sol, under EMI Records. It almost immediately became a gold disc.
His father was so obsessed with Miguel’s success, he even drugged him with ephedrine.
The Netflix series shows how young Luis Miguel was worked around the clock to study music, and record songs. As a young boy, he passed out from exhaustion and side effects from the drugs.
Luis Miguel is the only Latin singer of his generation to not crossover into the English-language market.
Ricky Martin’s entrance into the “Latin Explosion” of the ’90s didn’t get to him. He only ever sings in Spanish.
Probably because he was pioneering his own market explosion: Bolero Pop
In 1991, his career exploded when he released Romance, an album of boleros remade for the modern world. He followed that album up with Segundo Romance.
Luis Miguel’s voice can span three octaves, 6 notes.
The press loves, to call him the “Latin Frank Sinatra.” Luis Miguel’s voice has topped charts in Pop, Mariachi, ballads, and so much more.
Sinatra personally invited him to record a duet album that would be his last.
Luis Miguel’s own father used to blab about how Frank Sinatra wanted to record La Gran Ciudad together back in the day, but that was never true. Luis Miguel would be the only Latin star that Frank Sinatra sang with.
Luis Miguel speaks fluent Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
If you only speak English and Spanglish, like me, todo bien. Don’t let that hit you too close to the ego. Todavía somos Latinxs.
Miguel has never been married, but he’s dated the best of the best.
Yup. Mariah Carey and Luis Miguel were an item for a while. Who else? Oh, just Salma Hayek, Sofía Vergara, Daisy Fuentes, Aracely Arámbula and Myrka Dellanos. Casual.
Today, he’s been seen with his showgirl, Mollie Gould.
But, again, Miguel’s life is private so we can only speculate. He has been seen holding hands, having dinner with, and glowing with the 19-year-old California native.
Miguel has three children.
His oldest daughter, Michelle Salas, was born when Miguel was just 18 years old, but he didn’t acknowledge her as his own until she turned 18 years old and they took a DNA test. Today, they have a good relationship.
Miguel also had two sons with actress Aracely Arámbula.
Miguel is a self-taught sommelier and has his own wine label.
It’s a Cabernet Sauvignon, the only wine worth drinking, IMHO.
The rumor mill has it that Luis Miguel is suffering from some health problems.
He was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in April 2010ds and has canceled concerts and tours since then. Sometimes, he’ll appear on the stage for just a few minutes before calling off the concert and being forced to pay in the six figures for breaking a contract.
Last year, he surrendered to a federal arrest warrant.
He was ordered to pay over $1 million to his former manager, William Brockhaus, and the judge even ordered him to surrender his 2013 Rolls Royce. He was released by the U.S. Marshals the same day he signed over that car.
Luis Miguel was the first Latin singer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was also the youngest male singer to receive a star at the time. He’s won 5 Grammys, 6 Latin Grammys and 11 Lo Nuestro Awards. And the guy is still 48 years young. Keep it coming, Luis.