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The Most Spectacular Latino Celebrity Weddings

With the wedding season upon us, it’s safe to say that dusting off your LBDs and attending receptions left, right, and center has kept us all busy. To jump on the bandwagon, let’s look back at some of the most spectacular Latino celebrity weddings that have taken place in the past few years. Trust me, you will want to add some of these to your wedding-inspired Pinterest boards if you haven’t already.

1. To start with, #tbt JLo’s first marriage.

Credit: Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa. Digital Image. DailyMail. March 31, 2016.

JLo is one of the most famous Latino celebrities and this list won’t be complete without her. The fresh-faced bride wore a white embroidered sheath when she married Noa. Her luscious locks were pulled up into a neat bun that was adorned with matching white flowers.

2. She perfects the bridal glow at her second wedding to Cris Judd.

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When JLo walked down the aisle for the second time, it was an extravagant affair as she beamed radiantly in a Valentino Chantilly lace gown. She carried an overflowing bouquet of white flowers and wore a flowing veil in her hair.

3. Salma Hayek weds wealthy businessman François-Henri Pinault in Venice.

Credit: Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault tied the knot. Digital Image. AP. April 27, 2009.

After tying the knot with her husband on Valentine’s day in Paris, the couple followed up with a grander celebration that lasted all weekend in Italy. Hayek stunned in an exquisite Balenciaga wedding dress that was designed by Nicholas Ghesquiere. She also held a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals in one hand.

4. Recently, Hayek shared more memories of the 2009 Italian nuptials on Instagram, and we are totally digging the fairytale-like wedding vibes.

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The couple sharing a quiet moment as a crowd of 150 guests was present to witness the happy union.

5. And she showed us how to throw a wedding reception in style by having it at the oldest opera house in Venice.

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The venue was opulently decorated with glass candelabras and elegant florals as the guests sat down to dinner.

6. Former Desperate Housewives actress, Eva Longoria, married José “Pepe” Baston in a swoon-worthy sunset ceremony.

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Their special day took place in front of a large cross that was decorated in roses and lights in the seaside town of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The lavish affair came complete with live performances and a dazzling fireworks display.

7. Longoria had her wedding dress custom designed by her famous friend, Victoria Beckham.

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Clearly, having a designer as one of your besties has its perks. Longoria’s silk crepe wedding gown was created by the fashion designer, Victoria Beckham.

8. The duo posed for a picture to commemorate the occasion.

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The bride sure looks happy with her dream dress!

9. For a modern fairytale ceremony, check out Mariah Carey’s vow renewal at Disneyland.

Credit: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Digital Image. Yahoo. May 2, 2013.

After five years of marriage, the couple renewed their vows at the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Their children, Monroe and Roc, also joined in on the celebrations. The girls wore princessy gowns while the guys suit up in Prince Charming-inspired outfits.

10. Love is in the air at Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s wedding day.

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The couple embraced sweetly in front of the altar as they sealed the deal with a kiss.

11. Obviously, he knows how to sweep her off her feet.

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The happy bride showed off her shapely figure in a white slip dress as she danced with her new husband during their second ceremony in Costa Rica two months after the main event.

12. Sometimes you can have your cake AND eat it too.

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The bride does another wardrobe change, this time featuring a white sequined gown.

13. After a small wedding ceremony in 2005, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso renewed their vows in a star-studded celebration at Sugar Beach resort.

Credit: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

Both the groom and bride were dressed casually as they walked towards the venue. Damon wore a tan-colored suit while Barroso opted for a low-key cream gown with a sequined belt around her waist. She also let down her hair for the occasion.

14. The invitation list was pretty exclusive and capped at 50 guests.

Credit: Guests at the ceremony. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

The intimate occasion was witnessed by only 50 guests, of which Chris Hemsworth and Jimmy Kimmel were noted to be present. These lucky invitees boarded a private aircraft on the Caribbean Island which then brought them to the resort. Most of them were in cream and white hues for the ceremony which seemed to be the requested color code.

15. Even though it was small scale, Damon went all out for the special occasion and was reported to spend $1 million for renting out the entire hotel.

Credit: The resort. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

Love knows no bounds, and Damon proved that as he spent a cool $1 million for the weekend’s celebrations. According to reports, he was said to have rented out all 78 rooms in the resort for a week. This was likely due to privacy and security reasons given that famous A-listers like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were also invited.

16. The ‘Despacito’ singer, Luis Fonsi, also tied the knot with model Agueda Lopez in a private ceremony.

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The joyous occasion took place at a vineyard in Napa Valley, California, in front of the couple’s family and friends. Their adorable two-year-old daughter was also present at the ceremony.

17. Sofia Vergara’s opulent $3 million wedding to Magic Mike actor, Joe Manganiello, has also made the headlines.

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The grandiose ceremony was held at the Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida. Celebrity florist, Jeff Leatham, takes credit for the venue’s breathtaking floral displays which hung over everyone as the couple walked down the aisle.

18. The happy couple recited their vows in front of 400 guests.

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Still gushing about the absolute perfection in this picture!

19. And to keep up with the floral theme, the couple took their first dance among a sea of red roses that surrounded the dance floor.

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Can we just say #weddinggoals?

20. Stealing a smooch as they cut the towering confection that is the wedding cake.

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Delicately crafted by celebrity cake baker Sylvia Weinstock, this five-tiered masterpiece is covered with tasteful white blooms to go along with the overall theme.

21. The bride in all her glory.

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The Modern Family actress’ wedding gown is a gorgeous Zuhair Murad Couture creation. Made of silk-tulle, the strapless dress featured a sweetheart neckline. Vergara also donned on a pair of Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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As if 2020 and Coronavirus haven’t taken enough from us, just days before we usher in a new year, the world is forced to say goodbye to Armando Manzanero.

The famed Mexican-Mayan artist lost his battle against COVID-19 and as news of his death began to circulate, reactions from stars all around the world have started to pour in.

Manzanero died like so many in 2020 – fighting the dangerous Coronavirus.

One of Mexico’s most iconic and beloved artists has passed at the age of 85 from complications related to COVID-19. Armando Manzanero had tested positive for the virus on December 17 and put into critical care just a few days later.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), of which Manzanero was president, announced his death, saying: “The romantic soul of Mexico and the world is in mourning.”

His family told Mexican newspaper El Universal that he was set to be extubated in the coming days, after his lung health had improved, but he then died by cardiac arrest.

Maluma took to social media to share his sadness over the immense loss.

Losing a man who is considered a symbol of Latin American music has left many artists shocked and in mourning. Reactions and memories from around the world quickly poured in to remember the man who helped put his country and culture on the global map.

Maluma shared to Instagram an emotional post, where he expressed his sadness for the departure of maestro Manzanero, “💔😭 RIP MASTER,” the post reads.

In the description, Maluma said “one of my greatest inspirations” had died but that he’d forever treasure the memory of having met Manzanero. The video shows when Maluma, visibly moved, meets Armando Manzanero for the first time. “A pleasure to meet you,” says the reggaetonero; Immediately afterwards, the Mexican singer hugs him while patting him on the back.

J Balvin also shared his condolences while also condemning COVID-19.

Another of the many celebs who showed their sadness over the death of the star was J Balvin. In his Instagram stories, Balvin posted a photo of Manzanero and wrote “Rest in peace, Armando Manzanero.” In addition, he wrote what so many of us are feeling after such a devastating year: “FUCK COVID.”

And Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, addressed Manzanero’s death during a press conference, per CNN. “Armando Manzanero was a sensitive man, a man of the people. That’s why I lament his death,” he said. “He was also a great composer.”

Manzanero was a famed Mexican-Mayan artist who helped bring visibility to his culture and community.

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Manzanero was a romantic crooner who was often covered by artists from around the world. In fact, many of his tracks were translated into English and performed byartists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Perry Como, and he was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014.

He has since written more than 400 songs and released more than 30 albums, including nine since 2001, as Manzanero collaborated with a younger generation of Spanish-language romantic pop singers such as Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel and Lucero.

Manzanero’s impact on Latin music, especially romantic “bolero” songs, was widely recognized during his lifetime. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Latin Grammys in 2010 and the Grammys in 2014. Earlier this year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, with musicians including Luis Fonsi and Pablo Alborán performing a medley of hits as Manzanero accompanied on piano.

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This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020

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This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020

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There’s no denying that 2020 has been one hell of a year. It seemed like everyday we were waking up to some new shocking headline about the election, the pandemic, racial justice, or celebrity death.

Not only did the year 2020 take our sense of normalcy right out from under us, but it also took with it some of our most iconic and beloved stars, celebrities, and icons.

Sadly, we’ve said goodbye to too many to include all of them here but from Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash in January to the tragic loss of Glee star Naya Rivera, we have many to pay our respects to as we look back on those we lost in 2020.

Kobe Bryant

The NBA star died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, in January. Kobe was traveling with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The aircraft reportedly crashed “amid foggy conditions” and a small brush fire erupted. There were no survivors.

Naya Rivera

The Glee actress was found dead on July 13, five days after she went missing while boatingwith her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey (whom she shared with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey). She was 33 years old.

Ruth Badger Ginsburg

The Supreme Court justice and women’s rights pioneer died at age 87 on Sept. 18 after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement, per The New York Times. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died at age 43 in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

His death caused an outpouring of grief from fans around the world and it’s completely altered future plans for the Black Panther series.

Regis Philbin

The famed television host died of natural causes at age 88 on July 24. He was well-known for his decades-spanning career and particularly his time on the Today show with Kathy Lee Gifford.

Natalie Desselle Reid

Deselle-Reid died in early December at age 53 after a private battle with colon cancer.

She was best known for roles on the UPN series Eve (2003-2006) and the Robert Townsend-directed 1997 comedy B.A.P.S., in which she played a waitress in Georgia who ends up caring for a Beverly Hills millionaire and living the life of “Black American Princesses.” The cult classic famously co-starred Halle Berry.

Diego Maradona

The Argentinian soccer legend died on November 25 at the age of 60. The former athlete, who famously scored the “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup, reportedly suffered a heart attack three weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

Alex Trebek

Sadly, the world was forced to say goodbye to iconic Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after he battled stage four pancreatic cancer. He passed away at the age of 80 and his death was reported by the show: “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the show’s official account tweeted on Nov. 8. “Thank you, Alex.”

Sean Connery

The actor, best known for playing James Bond, died at age 90 on Oct. 31. James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement: “He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Doreen Montalvo

Known for her roles in Madame Secretary and The Good Wife, Montalvo died in October of a stroke at just 56 years old.

Montalvo’s manager, Steve Maihack, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She was having quite the year with two films in the can and a new Broadway show … but she would be so happy to know she will live on through these projects and the outpouring of love from every corner of the business.”

Anthony Galindo Ibarra

Anthony Galindo, popularly known as El Papijoe, was a popular model, singer, and actor from Venezuela. Beginning in 1995, Galindo was part of the last stage of Latino boy band Menudo along with his teammates Abel Talamántez, Alexis Grullón, and Didier Hernández. 

Galindo died at age 41 after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a suicide attempt the previous week.

Eddie Van Halen

The Van Halen guitarist died of cancer in October. He was 65.

Little Richard

The legendary and iconic “Tutti Frutti” singer died from bone cancer on May 9. He was 87 years old.

John Lewis

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The congressman and civil rights icon died at age 80 in July after battling stage four pancreatic cancer. John Lewis was a legend in the fight for equality and helped give hope and also real tangible rights to countless Americans in his battle for equality.

La Parka

The famous wrestler, whose real name is Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza, died in January of injuries related to an in-ring accident. Reports indicate he was 54 or 55.

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