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Latino stereotypes in the media often center on feisty, passionate, busty Latina women or tall, dark, charming and handsome Latino men. Either way, they’re going to steal your heart. Obviously, any stereotype about any ethnicity is bound to fail when it comes to real life expectations, especially around romance. The only stereotype the media is getting right is the depiction of abuelitos’ grand love in “One Day At a Time.”
We know as much about love as the next person, but we do have some iconic Latino romances of the ages to aspire to. Prepare to get inspired.
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Their infamous on-screen romance in “I Love Lucy” wasn’t all for show. Ball actually advocated hard on behalf of Arnaz to essentially play himself as her marido on television. Executives didn’t want someone with a Latin accent on-screen. They pushed on and have left all sorts of legacies today.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Gloria and Emilio met in the Miami Sound Machine. She was the lead singer and he was the band leader. He was her first and only boyfriend and the two have been married since 1978.
Celia Cruz and Pedro Knight
Cuban sensation Celia Cruz was on tour in Mexico with her band La Sonora Matancera when they decided not to return to Cuba. Castro exiled them in retaliation, but love won. Cruz later married Sonora’s trumpet player Pedro Knight in 1962. Knight cared for her while she was battling and eventually died of brain cancer. He built a granite mausoleum he buried her in that he joined just four years later.
Cesar and Helena Chavez
The two met as farm workers in Delano, CA in the 1940s and their activism brought them together. While Cesar Chavez is better known for creating the UFWA union, Helena was actually the bookkeeper. They were married until death.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
While their love story is known for its tumultuousness, the two were married in 1929 and again in 1940 after a very brief divorce. While they had many lovers throughout their lives, they remained committed to each other and inspired each other’s art often.
Rita Moreno and Leonard Gordon
Moreno’s love life was truly iconic before meeting Gordon (dated Elvis Presley; Marlon Brando was the “lust of her life”). Gordon and Moreno married in 1965 and remained together 45 years until his death in 2010.
Luis Fonsi and Agueda Lopez
Fonsi and Lopez have been together for almost a decade and together have two children.
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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
There isn’t a Boricua alive who didn’t follow these two like royalty back in the good old days. The two were longtime friends before they started dating in early 2004. Lopez had just broken off her engagement with Ben Affleck six months before their swift wedding.
While they have two perfect twin daughters together, the two split ten years later and are now amicable.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
While the two only just celebrated their two year anniversary, their very obvious googly eyes for each other is epic. The two originally met while they were still married to their exes. The story goes that they sort of just bumped into each other a few years ago and went on their first date that same night. Of course, Jennifer Lopez gets two great loves.
Carmen Carrera and Adrian Torres
When Carrera and Torres met in the early 2000s, they both identified as gay men. After Carrera decided to transition, they ended their domestic partnership. That lasted not more than a year before they were seen together and married in 2015. Their marriage is the first televised trans-inclusive marriage.
Daddy Yankee and Mireddys González
These two have been married since 1994. They keep their personal life very private. He told Al Rojo Vivo that his marriage has been so strong because the two are “friends above everything.”
Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins
Sue me, this is a fictional romance, but it felt very real for every “Grey’s Anatomy” fan when the single Latina character discovered her bisexuality and was disowned by her Roman Catholic father for it. Everyone worked it out, but, dang, we shipped these two.
Eva Duarte and Juan Perón
When they married in 1945, the Argentinian actress was much more famous than her soon-to-be Argentinian President marido. Their love story actually inspired a musical and they were celebrated far beyond her tragic death from cancer in 1952.
Matt and Luciana Damon
According to Luciana’s recount to Vogue, “I was working as a bartender in South Beach … and [his] crew ended up in the bar one Saturday night… Matt’s story is that he saw me across the room and there was a light on me. And [laughing] I’m like: ‘yeah it was a nightclub – there were lights everywhere!'” But really, he was seeking refuge from paparazzi and hid behind the bar with her. Like any Latina, she put him to work, kept all his tips and they’ve been together 15 years since.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Adriana Nadal
These two have known each other since high school. They are not high school sweethearts but their love is very sweet. Since marrying in 2010, the two have welcomed two children together.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
The Oscar winners met while filming “Jamón, Jamón” and married eight years later in an intimate Bahamas wedding. We get to imagine what life is like being so beautiful together thanks to their professional collaborations on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “The Counselor.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
After meeting on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the two fell deep. They married in Mexico in 2002 and have two children together. Their love is disgustingly cute.
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
The most beautiful couple alive met while filming “The Place Beyond the Pines” in 2011 and now have two daughters together. You never see them out in public, probably because their beauty and love would kill us all.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
“I contacted him, and we talked for six months. We were just sending messages, talking about life and existential issues. Nothing sexy, nothing sexual. It’s not that he was sending me sexy pictures and vice versa, I swear. But when I first saw him, I said, ‘I am going to marry this guy.’ And apparently, he said exactly the same thing,” he told Attitude. The couple has been together for three years.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Did I already say “The Most Beautiful Couple Alive”? It’s a tie. These two fell hard and fast and within six months of dating, Manganiello proposed to her on Christmas Day 2014. They married a year later in Palm Beach, FL, and are all perfect and in love since.
So you and your boo or BFF have made a pact to do Halloween costumes together and we’re guessing the creative side of the deal has landed on your shoulders, dear reader. Well, 2018 is the year of el Latino gang and we’re drippin’ in ideas for your Halloween. Use these ideas from this list or let them inspire even more unique ideas you won’t find on a web page.
Buena suerte, Halloweeners.
The “Finesse” Duo
CREDIT: @WORLDMUSICAWARD / Twitter
Cardi B and Bruno Mars’ collaboration on “Finesse” is one of the most iconic songs of the year and was nominated for half a dozen VMA awards. No question people will recognize you instantly, but it came out at the start of the year, so you’re less likely to be competing with lookalikes.
Cardi B and Offset
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I mean, just check out their Rolling Stone photo shoot for inspo and expect to be the hottest couple at the party, hands down. And go get a bedazzle gun before they sell out.
Nicki Minaj vs Cardi B at the Met Gala
CREDIT: @latimes / Twitter
You can have a grand ole time with your partner in crime causing drama at every party you grace with your majestic presence. Someone, por favor, ask your abuelita to sew you a Cardi B reina gown.
Budget Sports Nemesis Duo
CREDIT: @jaketaustin / Instagram
Most likely, you already have the fan gear and you can already think of that special someone you feud with on an annual basis. They’re your other half this Halloween, okay? Jake T. Austin and his girlfriend had this look on lock last year.
J-Lo & A-Rod
CREDIT: Hollywood Buzz / YouTube
Speaking of the Yankees. There’s no question that J.Lo and A-Rod are this year’s power couple. Who can forget A-Rod becoming a meme for his reaction while watching J-Lo twerk on the VMAs stage this year.
Harlee Santos and James Nava from “Shades of Blue”
Jennifer Lopez’ “Shades of Blue” enjoyed its series finale this year and we were swooning for the corrupt cop Harlee and Assistant District Attorney James Nava steam ship. Note that Nava is best known for skipping the jacket and slaying the done up vest look.
If you can figure out a way to get Harlee’s hair, just keep the look for the rest of the year.
Daya and Daddy from “Orange is the New Black”
This last season of OITNB was on fire with the introduction of smoldering lesbian Vicci Martinez as “Daddy.” More specifically, Daya’s Daddy. 🔥 🔥 🔥
Elena and Syd from “One Day at a Time”
They are truly the cutest teen couple on television and all your Cuban friends will instantly recognize you from their prom night look. I got you, queer fam.
Patsy and Edina from “Absolutely Fabulous”
CREDIT: @jessicaalba / Instagram
Last year, Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer looked like they were having a blast dressed up as Patsy and Edina from “Absolutely Fabulous.” Really, I just want to dress up like Jessica Alba on any one of her given days.
Alice and the Mad Hatter
CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PopSugar. 24 September 2018.
This costume idea has been around since basically the dawn of time, but it never gets old. Check out Ryan Lochte’s rendition of it 2017 style.
Cheeto Tiger and his Flaming Hot Puff
CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Huffington Post. 24 September 2018.
I hope your abuela taught you how to sew because you won’t be able to buy this costume anywhere. Plus, when you see other couples dressed up like food, you’ll instantly know your people (read: foodies).
Café Bustelo and a cafetera
CREDIT: @RosaRodriguezP / Twitter
The cafetera is a stretch but the abuelita in a Café Bustelo costume is everything. If I ran into you, I’d give you all my candy.
Avocado and Toast
CREDIT: Gisele Bundchen / Facebook
Turns out Gisele Bündchen is a total dork. While avocado’s are more Brazil’s thing and toast is probably more Brady’s thing, the two make a good pair. I’m just waiting for an avocado and Tapatío pair. 👀
Ms. Cholula and Mr. Tapatío
CREDIT: @Sam_Solorzano_ / Twitter
ICYMI, your two favorite salsa’s have these two on their label. You’re looking at the official coolest parents of 2017.
Siegfried and Roy and Their Lion
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Nicole Richie and her friends took a big risk last year by dressing up as the German men who took Vegas by storm with their most successful show in history…until one of their tigers attacked Roy. He’s now paralyzed. I wouldn’t have invited any tigers along for the costume pride. 🦁
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It’s iconic and Mario Lopez proved last year that you can wear a stuffed animal and still be sexy. Have fun with it, mi gente.
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Cristiano Ronaldo brought us this rendition of Guy Fawkes last year. ICYMI, Fawkes was a mid-century English soldier that fought in the Spanish Inquisition. He was caught planning to assassinate King James I to restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. Strangely, the UK commemorates Fawkes to this day on November 5.
Frida Kahlo & boo
CREDIT: @GiuseppeTurrisi / Twitter
Frida Kahlo was openly bisexual and even toyed with androgyny. You can dress like Frida Kahlo in a suit and be an accurate representation of the Mexican icon. Or you and your boo can just dress like these two and be happy and call it a night. 👻
Morticia and Gomez from The Addams Family
CREDIT: “Morticia and Gomez Addams Costume” Digital Image. Costume-Works. 24 September 2018.
The Addams Family will never get old. Morticia and Gomez are couple goals to the max. Be spooky, be dreary and be lovey dovey. It’s on character.
Or if you’re single AF, just bring Gomez’ skull along for the ride. 👹
CREDIT: @allblacklinda / Twitter
It’s what he’d want, seguramente. While we’re reminiscing, @wearemitu with your favorite Halloween costume to date for a chance to be featured.