Gloria Estefan says Andy Garcia is first man she’s kissed in 47 years other than her husband
Gloria Estefan revealed the surprising fact during a joint interview with Andy Garcia on the Show today Thursday.
The actress confessed that kissing her co-star Garcia, 66, in their new movie Father Of The Bride, was the first time she’d clicked with another man in 47 years — outside of her marriage to husband Emilio. estefan.
The star has been married to Emilio for almost 44 years and met when she became the lead singer of his band Miami Sound Machine.
They officially began dating in 1976 and married in September 1978.
Close Friends: Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia played the roles of husband and wife in the 2022 film Father Of The Bride and are good friends in real life
Estefan, 64, and Garcia are very good friends, which made the kiss easier for the singer and actress.
On the Today Show, the Conga singer said, “He’s the only man I’ve kissed in 47 years after Emilio.”
“But if I’ve ever had to kiss anyone in a movie, I’m glad it was Andy because he made me feel comfortable,” she later added.
That didn’t stop the star from making sure her husband, Emilio, was nowhere when the two actors closed their lips.
“I sent Emilio out of the state. I wanted him out of the studio because I didn’t want his energy around there,” Gloria said during the interview.
New Remake: The two stars play on-screen husband and wife in the remake of the classic movie, Father Of The Bride
‘I’m glad it was Andy’: The singer explained on the Today Show that she was happy the kiss was with Andy because they had been good friends for a long time
In a separate interview on The view later Thursday, the Grammy award winner explained that because Andy was someone she bonded with and knew, the kisses were easier than with any other actor.
“So being friends with Andy was a lot easier to do than if it was someone I didn’t know. But I was a little nervous, I must say,” she said.
The Father Of The Bride remake wasn’t the first film project the two worked on together. The actors starred together in the 2000 biopic, For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
‘I was a little nervous’: The actress admitted that although she was friends with Andy, she was still nervous about closing lips
Happy couple: Estefan attended the premiere of the movie Father Of The Bride with her husband of almost 44 years, Emilio Estefan
The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You singer had an interview with The Los Angeles Timesand discussed her long-term relationship with Emilio.
When asked how their marriage lasted almost 44 years, the star simply said there was “no secret.”
‘There is a lot of respect. I’m very much into communication,” she said, adding later, “But he’s the most motivating human being; he loves his family, we have the same priorities, we rarely disagree on business, music or even politics.’
The couple has different personalities, but the actress believes that this is a great advantage in their relationship.
“I like to do things he doesn’t like and he likes to do things I don’t like, so it’s a good team,” Gloria told the publication.
Big Star: Gloria has made a big name for herself, winning Grammy awards and starring in a number of feature films alongside other talented actors
The singer first heard about the Father Of The Bride remake when Andy texted her.
“So I got a text from Andy Garcia first. ‘Oh dear! I’ll send you a script’, because it’s very to the point. And I see it’s Father of the Bride, and I say, ‘Oh my God, these are big shoes to fill,’ the talented entertainer told the LA Times.
Gloria made her major acting debut in the 1999 film, Music Of The Heart, which also starred the talented actress Meryl Streep.