Enrique Iglesias Talks Family, Love and Money

PHOTO: Enrique Iglesias meets fans and signs copies of his new album Sex + Love at HMV, Oxford Street on March 27, 2014 in London, England.

Pop singer Enrique Iglesias opened up about family, love and business in an interview with Billboard.

“[T]he last 14 years, 15 years of my life have flown by," he offered as an explanation for the lack of contact with his father, the renowned Julio Iglesias. “And that's the only way I can truly explain it. There's no reason why -- it's not his fault, and it's not my fault."

Both singer/songwriters have been busy making trips around the world, debuting albums and appearing in concerts, making it difficult for their schedules to coincide. Iglesias confirmed he had in fact met up with his father on a couple of occasions throughout the last decade, but he admitted that one rumor was true: His father had yet to meet his longtime girlfriend of 12 years, tennis star Anna Kournikova.

Could that be why the couple has yet to tie the knot?

The 38-year-old said he’s in no rush to marry, and Kournikova “doesn't bug me at all” about tying the knot, he said. As for kids, "Why not? I don't know. I don't know if I will ever be ready, but yes, I would at some point. You never know, I could be 70 years old when that happens."

That would give him plenty more time to pursue his singing and songwriting passion while making new waves in Latin music. Recently, two songs from the album "Sex and Love," released in March, topped Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, making Iglesias the artist with the most No. 1 hits in the chart’s history. He has even surpassed Michael Jackson and Prince as the solo male artist with the most No. 1s in Billboard’s dance chart.

Despite his unquestionable success, Iglesias said he doesn’t make decisions based on money. "Every time I think about my career with dollar signs, I've made mistakes. And every time I've thought less about money, the more money I've made."

Iglesias has been offered opportunities to judge on "American Idol," "The X Factor" and "The Voice" -- gigs that would guarantee a multimillion-dollar return. But the dedicated artist opted to focus on producing "Sex and Love" instead.

"I cared more about going into the studio and writing songs," he said. "That's what makes me happier."

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