Some people have all the luck. Take Enrique Iglesias for instance, who got that perfect combination of good looks and equally gorgeous voice from his internationally famous father, Julio Iglesias, and his stunning Filipino socialite and journalist mother, Isabel Preysler.

For years, female fans have viewed Iglesias as the perfect boyfriend, which contributed to his highly successful music career. Unfortunately, the heartthrob is now off the market as he has found the woman of his dreams — the Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova.

Nowadays, Iglesias plays the role of the perfect partner for Kournikova after the two started dating in 2001. While they are not yet married, they have been in a relationship for 18 years now.

“When you've been with someone quite a while like I have, it's like being married,” the singer spoke to E! Online in 2018. “We've been together for 17 years, so what's the difference? I believe in marriage, but whether we're married or not, it wouldn't make such a big difference.”

Iglesias is a prolific songwriter, and some estimates say that he made at least 45 songs. But one particular song is very meaningful not only for him but to his partner as well — the single “Escape” released in 2001 under the similarly named album.

The singer met Kournikova while making the music video of “Escape.” In that video, the tennis star played as Iglesias’ love interest.

Obviously, Iglesias got a little carried away and was smitten by the Russian beauty. “She's beautiful, talented, great tennis player, he revealed during his MTV “Making Of The Video” feature. “It doesn't take a good actor to kiss Anna and try to make it believable,” he continued.

While most celebrities find it hard to keep their relationships under wraps, the two managed to do just that until they were ready to let the public know. They made their red carpet debut at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, letting the world know that they are already a pair.

And it’s a pairing that mom Isabel Preysler approves of. “Anna has not had to hide herself,” Preysler answered in 2017 when asked if the tennis player is trying to hide her pregnancy. “She leads a very simple life and is a homebody.”homebody.”

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Enrique Iglesias performs at 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria on June 16, 2018, in Wantagh City. The singer's new single, "Despues Que Te Perdie," is raking in millions of views on YouTube. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 103.5 KTU

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