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Here Are 25 Latino DILFs With Their Kids That Will Melt Your Heart

If there’s one thing that turns a woman into the personification of the heart eyes emoji, it’s seeing a hot man doting on his children. Seriously, every time a man walks by wearing a baby in a sling it’s over. It’s just so heartwarming! And, if we’re being honest here, makes us feel the thirst.

Here are 25 of the hottest Latino dads out there setting our hearts aflame with their fatherly love!

William Levy and his son Christopher are bringing the cuteness in their matching tuxes.

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This photo is from a few years back but it still gives me all the feels. Who doesn’t get weak in the knees when they see Levy in all his fine glory. Talk about a looker. Not to mention that his matching son is one of the most adorable things we’ve ever seen on any red carpet. Get it, papito.

Alex Rodriguez knows how to be a dapper dad, and clearly loves his baby girl very much.

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How cute are they?? He might be caught up in an alleged cheating scandal but that doesn’t change how much he loves his daughter. He is a father who just wanted the best for his little girl and it totally shows. We absolutely love the kind of love these two share.

Jaime Camil brings the bundled up babeliness with his son, Little Jaime.

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Those adorable smiles say it all! I’m not sure I can handle it. Granted, I always swoon when I see Jaime Camil smile because that smile is just so dreamy. I would not be able to control myself if he ever walked up to me and told me anything remotely nice.

Ricky Martin feeling ignored by his sons is not only adorable and funny but so very relatable.

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Who could ignore Ricky?? Well, I guess his boys can since to them he’s probably just boring old dad. If they only knew that he had the whole world moving and banging, they might not be so quick to blow him off. If you need someone to give you some love and appreciation, let me know. I would be happy to tell you how important you are in my life.

James Rodriguez is all teeth and sweetness with his little girl, but we see you setting that thirst trap.

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No shirt?? I know what you’re doing and it’s working overtime on me. Not to mention, your daughter is absolutely adorable. She might give me a run for my money as your biggest fan. I can’t imagine futbol without you and I never want to live in that kind of hell.

Juanes and his boy Dante bring the fashion.

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Poll: Who has the cooler hair? I’m leaning Dante. However, it is clear that His dad has something to do with his killer style. It shows that the apple never falls far from the tree and he will be a heartbreaker like his daddy before we know it.

Aaron Diaz’s baby girl Regina may be skeptical about something, but it can’t be her dad’s face.

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That’s just a good face. Not even a side-eye throwing baby can deny that. Hell,, not even a side-eye throwing adult can deny that. Seriously. Who wouldn’t want Diaz to rest his gorgeous head in their lap?

If Mario Lopez passes his dimples onto his son Dominic, game over.

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Those Lopez dimples are powerful. They have kept us mesmerized since he was on “Saved By The Bell” and don’t show any signs of slowing down. They (those dimples) definitely know how to stop people in their tracks. Who hasn’t been scrolling through social media and paused to look at that face?

Ezequiel Lavezzi and his son Tomás lounging poolside is only missing one thing…

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Me, eating buffalo wings and wearing SPF 50 and a big hat to cover my face from the sun. I don’t want to burn and ruin this gorgeous skin. After all, I am hoping to make Lavezzi my next ex-husband with a whirlwind romance all over the world following his soccer games. Shall we start a petition to make this happen?

Hulk Paraiba and his boys Tiago and Ian hanging by the beach is family goals.

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I’d be offering to rub sunblock on Hulk’s hulking biceps like every five minutes. You know. For safety purposes. There’s no reason to let the sun get the best of you when you can keep everything silky smooth and protected.

Oscar de la Hoya enjoying a day at the ballpark with his son Little Oscar is not only cute but also, that family has good genes.

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Take me out to that ball game. De La Hoya has made some questionable choices in the past, but his love for his son is so evident. We all want a husband who can shower the kiddos with the love they deserve and he is one of those dads. I’ll DM you my number.

Leo Messi reading to his little look-alike is just the sweetest thing ever.

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Plus he‘s loaded… Like way to melt my heart, Leo. His long beard is a little hard to fall in love with but there is one thing we know for sure. That face under the beard is one that everyone can love.

Canelo not only brings the knockouts in the ring, but he also does with his daughter Emily.

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She’s so precious, and her poppa is no ugly duckling himself. He has the physique that only a career in boxing can create and we just can’t stop checking him out. But, like all the other men, there is something so sexy about seeing a father lovingly doting over his children.

Carmelo Anthony and his son Kiyan are chips off the same handsome block.

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That‘s probably because all that Puerto Rican blood running through their veins. It’s just a biased fact that Latinos are leaps and bounds more attractive than most people on the planet. Maybe it’s our diet or the fact that we are just some of the hottest people around. Who know?

Gerard Pique loves a daddy date with his little one Sasha.

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That is no doubt the most adorable date that’s ever happened in history. Mainly because the little one is a total ham. Just look at those chubby cheeks and piercing eyes. What a cutie. And the dad is one of the most drop dead gorgeous men in existence.

Danny and Gilbert Trejo bring the badassery to the father-son dynamic.

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That’s a lot of coolness in one photo. They might not be hot in a conventional way, but they are hot with the way they carry themselves. They know how to keep people intrigued without going over the top with their physique or tedious styling.

Luis Fonsi and his kids Mika and Rocco are too cute, even from behind.

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And now I‘m not sure what I crave more… a slice of cake or a piece of Luis. Even from behind his sexiness is just oozing off of him. I can’t get enough of his dude and I hope he reads this and discovers that he is hopelessly in love with me.

Marc Anthony getting treated to a little manicure from his daughter Emme is the sweetest.

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Even while he throws up west side. There is something so nice about men secure enough in their masculinity to play dress up with their daugthers. Like, they are your precious angles and they need to be treated to a fun time with dad. Grow up and let them paint your nails.

Alejandro Fernandez’s daughters Camilla and America show appreciation for their potrillo papa.

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I don’t know when it happened but Alejandro graduated to zaddy status and I’m here for it. Sup, grey hairs. We see all of you and we love every last one of you like our own. Good for you, sir. Good for you.

]Andy Garcia serves up mega zaddy vibes too with his model daughter Alessandra.

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That beard and hat gives me Sean Connery vibes or the old dude from “Jurassic Park” and I’m not mad about it. I might be more concerned if I was not into this look because he knows how to rock his age and we thank him for it.

Mark Consuelos is picture perfect with his daughter Lola Grace.

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How did I forget hot Mark Consuelos is?? I’m gonna google a lot later. Move over Kelly Ripa. You are a gorgeous woman and we thank you for keep Consuelos company while we perfected our pitch as to why he should be with us. Yes, us. We are pooling our resources on this one.

Freddie Prinze Jr. is handsome AF even with his son farting on his head.

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Dad life for real. He was a total heartthrob in the ’90s and 2000s and somehow stayed a heartthrob all these years later. It’s like the only aging he went through was his hair getting a little white. I just want to spend my summer running away from a serial killer with him as my partner. (If you don’t get that reference, you’re too young for him.)

Sure Vicente Fernandez is in his 70s but he’s still got the sauce.

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What’s the grandpa version of zaddy? Gaddy? Paddy? Who knows, really. All we know is that he still gets our attention with his soulful music and his no-shit-taken attitude. It is a whole mood that we are all trying to adopt as our own.

Benjamin Bratt knows how to catch some rays while also teaching his son Mateo a thing or two.

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I mean, these beach day photos are too much. He has so much swagger and it is the kind of swagger you don’t expect and, at the same time, can’t get enough of. We have been drooling over him for decades in all of the movies and shows he has done.

Yandel throwing up dukes with his sons is tough and all, but really it’s kind of sweet.

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Nice try, fellas. Those fists are fooling anyone. We all know that you are just an adorable and lovable bunch. We cannot be fooled by some fists trying to threaten us.

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Luis Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Luis Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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