With her new album “The Standards” slated to hit stores on September 10th, Gloria Estefan graces the cover of Ocean Drive”s September 2013 issue.
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!
“Weve been able to achieve what weve achieved because were together. Emilio and I have in our relationship certain things that really make this work: Number one, there are no egos involved. Were very different personality-wise, but in the things that countvalues, morals, businesswe rarely disagree. But I wouldnt tell everyone, Hey, do this, because its 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 itBefore Castroand thats been a major part of Emilios 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 didnt 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. Im practically in a fetal position, because were very closeits gonna hurt. I will make it as happy for her as possible. But its hard, its my babythank God I have the grandbaby, lets put it that way.”