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Gloria Estefan shares the key ingredients that have kept her 40-year marriage together

Preeti Pillai
Jul 17, 2018
01:31 A.M.
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'Respect, Love, and Laughing 'Every Day' - Gloria and Emilio Estefan's key to a successful marriage

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The Estefan's On Your Feet Musical tour talks about the couple's claim to fame and the Cuban-pop fusion hits, has now arrived in Hollywood. It will celebrate its premiere this week at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

The couple was happy to divulge some of the secrets to their 40-year-old marriage, as reported by ET Online.

Emilio joked that along with respect and love, being Latino, he always said yes to his wife, and that is what has kept the relationship healthy. Gloria responded that Emilio made her laugh every day of her life.

In an interview for People's Celebrity Love Stories, Gloria mentioned that music was what brought them together. They first met in 1975 each other through a jam session organized by mutual friends.

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Read more about Gloria and Emilio Estefan on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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“He’s playing the accordion in very short shorts, and he looked like he was naked, so that was the first impression that I got.”

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Gloria Estefan, People, March 3, 2017

On Your Feet features over 20 of the Estefans' most popular songs including the mega-hit Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, that celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year.

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Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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"I tried to warn everyone; the rhythm is gonna get you," Gloria joked of the track's iconic hook.

The singer also revealed that the track Rhythm Is Gonna Get You was written by Gloria and her drummer. Enrique Garcia, Gloria's drummer, penned more chilling lyrics than the famous version initially.

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Gloria revealed that the earlier version had the lyrics 'The Boogeyman's Gonna Get You.' Eventually, Gloria decided to change it.

Gloria mentioned to her drummer that her young son would listen to this track and she would want to be seen singing "the boogeyman's gonna get you'.

The Estefans' got married on September 2, 1978, and have two children together, 37-year-old son Nayib, and 23-year-old daughter Emily.

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