Feb 6, 2015
The Gay Connection of Julio Iglesias and Sons
I knew him primarily from a series of duets performed in the 1980s with an eclectic assortment of American stars:
"All of You" with Diana Ross
"The Air that I Breathe" with the Beach Boys
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before" with Willie Nelson
"My Love" with Stevie Wonder
They were all very heterosexist, but what did you expect of popular music in the 1980s?
Not much gay connection, although he was a guest star on an episode of The Golden Girls, and once he said: "If I was gay, I would be the best gay in history." I wonder what his criteria for gay excellence would be?
The older, Julio Iglesias Jr. (born in 1973), got his start as a model, and now is an actor and singer. He appeared as Luis on the tv series Hacienda Heights, a bilingual telenovela about a Los Angeles family.
He has been the subject of gay rumors, so he responded with a post on Facebook:
"I try to make good songs and that are fun. Either way, what is the problem with there being many gay singers? There are many gay people that must be respected … the truth is that most people are good and human."
It's nice to know that most people are good and human, gay or not, but not a lot of gay connection there.
There's always a gay cousin or uncle somewhere in the family tree.
See also: Steve McQueen's Hunky Family Tree.