Sleep deprivation is an aphrodisiac for Enrique Iglesias andAnna Kournikova. The couple, who welcomed twins Lucy and Nicholas in December 2017, can’t keep their hands off each other.
“It’s probably more sex now than ever,” Iglesias, 43, told U.K. paper The Sun in an interview published on Tuesday, October 9. “The sex has not diminished.”
The Spanish singer also opened up about other aspects of his more than 16-year relationship with the former tennis pro. “Like any couple, you still go through your ups and downs and it’s not always perfect,” he revealed. “But it is perfect in a way.”
Iglesias noted that parenting comes naturally to 37-year-old Kournikova. “It’s incredible to watch her be such a great mother,” he gushed. “It’s incredible to watch a mom do what she does, when a mother’s instinct kicks in.”
The chart-topping artist feels fulfilled by fatherhood, so much so that he would consider giving up his music career. “There are days when I’d be lying if I said that stoping didn’t cross my mind,” he admitted. “That probably could become a reality in the near future.”
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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 08: Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias attend the Y100's Jingle Ball 2012 at the BB&T Center on December 8, 2012 in Miami. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)
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Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias leave the Orange Carpet for the Miami Dolphins versus New York Jets game at Sun Life Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.
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KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 02: Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend Anna Kournikova watch as Venus Williams plays her semifinal match against Serena Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
MIAMI - JUNE 16: Tennis player Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias leave Big Pink restaurant during the early morning hours on June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
MIAMI - JUNE 13: Former pro tennis player and model Anna Kournikova and musician Enrique Iglesias (L) attend Game Three of the 2006 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks June 13, 2006 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
MIAMI - MAY 8: Former Tennis player Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias hold each other as they watch the the New Jersey Nets take on the Miami Heat in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The Nets defeated the Heat 100-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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He continued: “Maybe I don’t see myself anything anything other than a few albums and that’s it. Then, never doing anything again other than being a dad.”
Iglesias and the Russia native met in 2001 when she appeared in a the video for his hit song “Escape.” While Kournikova sports a yellow diamond on her ring finger and the pop star referred to her as his “wife” during a 2017 performance, he has insisted they are not married.
The pair surprised fans in January by announcing the arrival of their babies. The pregnancy had been kept completely under wraps.