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Luis Miguel Lives A Private Life And His Life Struggles Might Be The Reason He Is So Secretive

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.

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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.

“He has been quite a ladies man.”Digital Image. Quemas Mamas Latinas. 12 December 2018.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

“He did a duet with Frank Sinatra.” Digital Image. Quemas Mamas Latinas. 12 December 2018.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

“LuisMi has three kids, but has never been married.”Digital Image. Quemas Mamas Latinas. 12 December 2018.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Camila Cabello And Shawn Mendes Took To Instagram To Show Off How They Really Kiss After Criticism

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Camila Cabello And Shawn Mendes Took To Instagram To Show Off How They Really Kiss After Criticism

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have been fanning speculation of a possible relationship since they released their music video for “Señorita.” One of the biggest takeaways fro some fans was all about their kiss. Sure, it was a little bit awkward and clunky, but that’s kind of the point, right? Well, Cabello and Mendes took to social media to show off how they really kiss and people have a lot of questions and emotions. (The full video is in this post if you want to check it out.)

The infamous kiss on Instagram is causing a lot of secondhand embarrassment among the stanships.

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It is truly a wild video. Like, who even kisses like that? It is really a moment that will live forever in social media history. Tbh, some people are lowkey just jealous that they didn’t get a chance to kiss either of them.

If Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes were trying to make their fan question their existence, they have succeeded.

It is hilarious in a way. Everyone thought they could jump in and tell them how they are supposed to be kissing, however, they never asked for the advice. It just goes to show you the power and influence of social media.

Some fans are acting like this was something they never asked for.

However, by tweeting that they are doing it all wrong is asking for it, y’all. If you were one of the people on Twitter talking about their kiss, know that you are the reason this kiss happened. You are the reason everyone on Instagram has to see this kind of sloppy kissing that we’ve only seen in teen movies.

Shawn Mendes: “So, we saw on Twitter and stuff, you guys saying stuff about the way we were kissing and how it looks weird, like, we kiss like fish.”

Camila Cabello: “Yeah. It really hurt our feelings.”

SM: “We just want to show you how we really kiss.”

CC: “Yeah.”

It has been a complete mood killer for some of the fans.

The first emotion most people have when hearing of a Cabello and Mendes kiss is that they have to see it. The second emotion is that it is so unnecessary to kiss like that.

With more than 14 million views on Instagram, it is clear that the people want this kind of content.

Act all offended, if you want. The facts are in and they show that the fans are all over this video. People cannot get enough of the two pop stars kissing in their own very unique ways.

Some are threatening to banish Cabello and Mendes from the internet.

But, why? The people want and need this. How dare you try to deprive the Instagram community of this precious and necessary content.

However, if you want not to see this, don’t scroll any further in this post.

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It is perfectly fine if you don’t want to see this. There is nothing forcing you to watch. But, who doesn’t want to?

Watch the most iconic kiss ever captured on camera below. (Spider-Man could never.)

Yasssss, queen. Get. It.

READ: The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think They’re A Couple Like OMG

The Internet Has Some Serious Questions After La Chilindrina Reveals She Was Luis Miguel’s First Love

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The Internet Has Some Serious Questions After La Chilindrina Reveals She Was Luis Miguel’s First Love

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.

I mean, how could we not have known?!

In case you didn’t know, Luis Miguel has also been romantically linked to Mariah Carey.

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. 

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