Spanish singer Julio Iglesias is officially off the market! The 66-year-old singer married his longtime sweetheart Miranda Rijnsburger Tuesday, after nearly 20 years of togetherness.
Iglesias and Dutch model Rijnsburger 45, who met in Indonesia in 1990, tied the knot in a private ceremony that took place in the parish of Virgin del Carmen of Marbella.
After the marriage ceremony, a thanksgiving mass was held in their private chapel the same day.
Iglesias discloses happy news
The Grammy award winning singer first disclosed his marriage news to a Dutch newspaper. Later Iglesias even took to his Twitter account confirming the marriage reports.
Announcing the happy news to his fans, 'To All the Girls I've Loved Before' singer tweeted Thursday, “Dear friends, Miranda and I got married on August 24th, in a private ceremony in Marbella (Spain), with our five children present.”
The couple has three sons, Miguel,12; Rodrigo, 11; Guillermo, 3; and twin daughters Victoria and Cristina, who are 9-years-old.
This is second marriage for Iglesias, who wed Isabel Preysler Arrastria in 1971. The couple, whose marriage lasted just 7 years have three children, Chabeli" María Isabe, 39; Julio José 37, and Enrique Miguel, 35.
Fans congratulate couple
Immediately after the 'My Love' singer confirmed the wedding report, Iglesias' fans took to online blogs and forums wishing the duo a happy married life.
For instance a fan named alicia on popeater.com congratulated the newly wed, adding that the couple has a beautiful family.
Likewise another fan named ebonii commented on the same site, “We should just be happy for them and celebrate the longevity of their relationship...Nowadays more couples get divorced than those who stay married.”
Announcing the happy news, 'To All the Girls I've Loved Before' singer tweeted Thursday, “Dear friends, Miranda and I got married on August 24th, in a private ceremony in Marbella (Spain), with our five children present.”
With fans and friends sending the couple their best wishes, Iglesias stated on his site julioiglesias.com “We take this opportunity to thankyou for all the congratulatory messages you are sending us.”
About Iglesias' music carrier
Iglesias, who started his music carrier with performance at the famous Benidorm Music Festival in 1968, is one of the most popular recording artist in history.
He has so far sold more than 200 million records worldwide in 14 languages and released 77 albums.
The 66-year-old has continued traveling the world with an extensive tour in Australia and many countries in Asia to Latin America, Africa the U.S. and Europe.
The 'Romantic Classics' kick started world tour 'A Starry Night with Julio Iglesias,' earlier this year.
“The tour is focused on the emblematic songs of the artist, songs dedicated to his fans around the world, in gratitude for their unconditional love throughout his 42-year career.”