Gloria Estefan reveals kissing Father Of The Bride co-star Andy Garcia was the first time she’s locked lips with another man in 47 years outside of her marriage
Gloria Estefan unveiled the surprising fact during a joint interview with Andy Garcia on the Today Show Thursday.
The actress confessed that kissing her co-star Garcia, 66, in their new movie Father Of The Bride, was the first time she had locked lips 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, having met when she became the vocalist for his band Miami Sound Machine.
They officially began dating in 1976 and married in September 1978.
Good friends: Gloria Estefan and Andy Garcia played the role of husband and wife in the 2022 film, Father Of The Bride, and are close friends in real life
Estefan, 64, and Garcia are very close friends, which made the kiss easier for the singer and actress.
On the Today Show, the Conga singer stated, ‘He’s the only man I’ve kissed after Emilio in 47 years.’
‘But if I ever had to kiss anyone in a movie, I’m glad it was Andy because he made me feel comfortable,’ she later added.
However, that still didn’t stop the star from making sure her husband, Emilio, was no where around when the two actors locked lips.
‘I shipped Emilio out of state. I wanted him out of the studio because I didn’t want his energy anywhere near there,’ Gloria said during the interview.
New remake: The two stars play husband and wife on screen in the remake of the classic film, 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 since they were long time, close friends
On a separate interview on The View later Thursday, the Grammy award winner explained that because Andy was someone she was close with and knew, the kisses easier than with a different actor.
‘So, being friends with Andy was way easier to do that than if it was somebody that I didn’t know. But I was a little nervous I got to say,’ she stated.
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 although she was friends with Andy, she was still nervous about locking lips
Happy couple: Estefan attended the premiere of the Father Of The Bride film with her husband of almost 44 years, Emilio Estefan
The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You singer had an interview with The Los Angeles Times, and discussed her long-lasting relationship with Emilio.
When asked about how their marriage had lasted nearly 44 years, the star simply stated that there was, ‘no secret.’
‘There’s a lot of respect. I’m very much about communication,’ she said, later adding, ‘But he’s the most motivational human being; he loves his family, we have the same priorities, we rarely disagree on business or music or even politics.’
The couple have differing personalities, but the actress believes that is a big pro in their relationship.
‘I love to do things he doesn’t like to do and he loves to do things I don’t like to do, so it’s a good team,’ Gloria said to the publication.
Big star: Gloria has made a big name for herself, from 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 sent her a message.
‘So I got a text from Andy Garcia first off. ‘Oye! I’m gonna send you a script,’ because he’s very to the point. And I see it’s Father of the Bride, and I go, ‘Oh my God, this is big shoes to fill,’ the talented entertainer said to the LA Times.
Gloria made her big acting debut in the 1999 film, Music Of The Heart, also starring the talented actress, Meryl Streep.