Gloria Estefan Covers Ocean Drive September 2013
While donning designer garb from Gustavo Cadile and Badgley Mischka Couture for the Andrew Eccles-shot spread, the "Conga" songstress opened up about her husband, Emilio Estefan, and her daughter's new college adventure.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Estefan's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Ocean Drive!
"We’ve been able to achieve what we’ve achieved because we’re together. Emilio and I have in our relationship certain things that really make this work: Number one, there are no egos involved. We’re very different personality-wise, but in the things that count—values, morals, business—we rarely disagree. But I wouldn’t tell everyone, ‘Hey, do this,’ because it’s tough. You have to learn where the manager stops and my husband begins."
"In Miami we have tried to save the Cuba, Cuba BC, I call it—Before Castro—and that’s been a major part of Emilio’s and my contribution to the city. We arrived in May of 1959. I remember going with my mom looking for a place to rent and her being very upset about reading signs that said, 'No Cubans.' My dad actually got a job parking cars when he first came from Cuba. This was while he was getting ready to go enlist, which he didn’t tell my mom he was going to do; he left a note for her and the telephone number of a doctor in case we had an emergency, and he went off to training for the Bay of Pigs, and then he ended up being a political prisoner for a couple of years there.”
“[Emily's] the best musician of all of us. She lives and breathes music, she plays drums, piano, everything you can imagine. I’m practically in a fetal position, because we’re very close—it’s gonna hurt. I will make it as happy for her as possible. But it’s hard, it’s my baby—thank God I have the grandbaby, let’s put it that way."
Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles for Ocean Drive