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Latino Breakup Songs To Dedicate To Your Ex And Make You Feel Better

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If you’re in the middle of getting over your own Tristan to your Khloé, we’ve got you. The Latino trope for our culture having superhuman abilities to experience depths of human emotions like no other es verdad. That means that some of us fall hard and get right back up again.

Going through heartbreak means you’re living your best life, hunny, and there are hours worth of Latino artists here to croon your heart back together. You’re worth it.

“Be Careful” by Cardi B

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Cardi B knows what it’s like to fall for someone who’s just going to ghost you. It’s a nationwide crisis and “Be Careful” is the antidote for your suffering.

It’s gon’ hurt me to hate you but lovin’ you’s worse.

“Solo de Mi” by Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny gave us 2019’s Bad Breakup Anthem. I’m not yours or anybody else’s, I’m only for me. Sing it, papi.

No me vuelvas a decir “Bebé” (¡No!)
Yo no soy tuyo ni de nadie, yo soy sólo de mí

“Te Boté” by Casper, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna

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While we hate that the album cover depicts a highly feminized woman literally in the trash, the music is lit. Keep your heartbreak surface level. You guys had good times but you’re having even better times hasta que “te bote.”

Yo a ti te di una sepultura dura 
Yo sé que con el tiempo la herida se cura 
Es que en verdad que tú no estás a altura 
Te lo juro por dios aunque por dios no se jura

“Te Boté 2” by Jennifer Lopez

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I like to think of this as J-Lo responding for all women who felt attacked by the original.

It goes in one ear, and out the next one 
Said you put me out, why you lying? 
I left on my own, had you crying

“La Tortura” by Shakira

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Shakira gave us “La Tortura” to capture every complicated feeling of a breakup–from thinking you can still fix the relationship to “que te cagas, puto.” It’s an emotional rollercoaster that can only be called torture.

Mejor te guardas todo eso
A otro perro con ese hueso
Y nos decimos adiós

“Yo No Sé” by DaniLeigh

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DaniLeigh gives us her French romance heartbreak with the upbeat tunes you need to keep your head held high. You can’t fault yourself for what you didn’t know before they showed their true colors.

Tú eras mi Kanye, y yo era tu Kim (Yo era tu Kim)
Pero lo botaste, le diste su fin
Yo me equivoqué cuando yo me enamoré (Yeah)
Me pide perdón, pero ya te olvidé (Yeah, yeah)

“Obsessed” by Mariah Carey

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God bless Mariah Carey for giving us this epic song that will truly minimize your ex into the speck of dust they will forever take up in your mind.

Why you so obsessed with me?
Boy I want to know, lyin’ that you’re sexing me
When everybody knows, it’s clear that you’re upset with me
Ohh, finally found a girl that you couldn’t impress
Last man on the earth, still couldn’t get this

“Mala Gente” by Juanes

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Juanes has admitted this song was about his ex-girlfriend and about how one day, she’d regret treating him so badly. She got burned real good in this song.

Y en el infierno enterita enterita te vas a quemar!
Tu me pides que regrese ahora ahora
Y ahora es a mi a quien lo le importas
Tu me pides que seamos más que amigos
Y amigos para que si no hay cariño
Hoy por fin me he dado cuenta de tu engaño
De tu mala calana y tanto mal que me hiciste tu

“No Me Queda Mas” by Selena

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You know that moment when you’ve cried yourself out for weeks and are finally realizing that you’re giving all this energy to someone who didn’t appreciate you? Selena sings this moment for us all.

No me queda más
Que perderme en un abismo
De tristeza y lágrimas

“Consequences” by Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello takes us through the emotional journey of taking off those rose colored glasses on your ex. It starts out as “young, and wild and free” and eventually, you realize:

Loving you was dumb, dark and cheap
Loving you will still take shots at me
Found loving you was sunshine, but then it poured
And I lost so much more than my senses
‘Cause loving you had consequences

“Olvidame y Pega La Vuelta” by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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We couldn’t ask for a better duo to sing this one. We hope you get to a place of recovery from the breakup that one day, two years from now, you’ll get to reject the person who just rejected you. Belt it, baby,

Por eso vete, olvida mi nombre, mi cara, mi casa
Y pega la vuelta (jamás te pude comprender)
Vete, olvida mis ojos, mis manos, mis labios
Que no te desean (estás mintiendo, ya lo sé)
Vete, olvida que existo, que me conociste
Y no te sorprendas
Olvida de todo, que tú para eso tienes experiencia

“Hair” by Little Mix

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Need a more uplifting, girl empowerment song? Get your girls and get out on the town to this one.

I call my, girl (hey)
‘Cause I got a problem (what?)
Only a curl (mhmm)
Is gonna solve it
Then I don’t really care
Just get him out of my hair, yeah

“Heartbeats” by José González

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This isn’t a song to hype up your righteous indignation after a serious breakup. This is to soothe your heart after a swift crash and burn.

One night to be confused
One night to speed up truth
We had a promise made
Four hands and then away

“Kill ’em with Kindness” by Selena Gomez

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Do like your mami taught you and listen to Selena Gomez.

Your lies are bullets
Your mouth’s a gun
No war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting
Kill ’em with kindness

“Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

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Turn it up because you learned some major life lessons from this doozy. Here’s to never letting history repeat itself!

I’m breaking down, gonna start from scratch
Shake it off like an Etch-A-Sketch
My lips are saying goodbye
My eyes are finally dry
I’m not the way that I used to be
I took the record off repeat
You killed me, but I survived
And now I’m coming alive

“The Plan” by DaniLeigh

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Honey, that mala was a waste of your time. Now you can focus on you and giving yourself, your future and your heart all the love.

And I’m focused on myself
Make my money, no regrets (No)
I can’t have a 9 to 5 (I can’t)
I’ma go until I die (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
No, ain’t no relationship (Woo)
‘Cause I’m too much on my shit (Yeah)
Got the grip, I’ll never slip (Woo)
To the top, I made it quick, yeah

“Ain’t Yo Mama” by Jennifer Lopez

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Missing your ex more than you want to? Think of all the time you spent taking care of them that you’re going to have to yourself now.

I ain’t gon’ be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama
I ain’t gon’ do your laundry, I ain’t your mama

“I Hate Boys” by Christina Aguilera

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You pissed off at how the world has bred ego-centric pendejos? Xtina gets you.

We would all be happy all be glad,
If sweet mama nature never had,
A-all this dirty little boys who think that the girls
Are only made for toys
Boys wants them women, though they barely can remember.
Then again all men are dogs.
All men are dogs.

“Waste of Time” by Snow Tha Product

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Mexicana rapper Snow Tha Product is all about leaving lo que es malo in the past.

That ever since we started talking you been on your jealousy
But in the meanwhile you been talking to Penelope and Heather and Alicia and Stephanie And Melanie
And phone looking like a Petey Pablo song, offending me
And now I’m like
Getting attached
I’m gonna go
I’ll be alright
I’m better alone

“Mi Cama” by Karol G

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Everyone says the best way to get over someone is to get on top of someone else. Karol G and J Balvin coming at you strong with the motivation:

En mi cerradura ya no entra tu llave
Esa calentura que otra te la apague
Tú en este vuelo no tienes pasaje
Esta noche hay fiesta pero tú no tienes traje (no)
No te preocupes, tu tren ya pasó
Eso te pasa por andar con dos
La matemática a ti te falló
Y te lo dije yo

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Gloria And Emilio Estefan Have Been Together For 34 Years And Their Relationship Is Still Goals

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Gloria And Emilio Estefan Have Been Together For 34 Years And Their Relationship Is Still Goals

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Beware: The Estefan’s romance is so epic that you might lose all hope for your own love and just live vicariously through them. The two met in their band Miami Sound Machine, which turned out to be a double lottery win. As they found fame, they fell in love.

The two have been together for 43 years and are still going strong, leaving each other Instagram tributes left and right.

It all started 43 years ago when they met at a wedding.

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It was 1975 and Emilio Estefan was a sales manager for Bacardi rum by day and keyboardist and bandleader of Miami Latin Boys by night. At the time, they had no lead singer so they would all take turns singing.

After he heard Gloria sing at the wedding, he asked her to sit in with the band.

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Their first performance together was impromptu, at their mutual friend’s wedding. A few weeks later, Emilio formally asked her to join the band as lead singer.

They renamed the band Miami Sound Machine.

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At first, Gloria could only sing on the weekends while she was finishing up school at the University of Miami. A year and a half into their bandship, they recorded their first professional album.

Three years after they met, the two got married.

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Two years after that, their son, Nayib, was born. Their band had taken off to the point where Emilio was able to quit his day job at Bacardi.

Their romance is so legendary, that they’ve created a Broadway musical out of it, called “On Your Feet!”

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It premiered on Broadway on November 5, 2015, and is touring the country to this day. The play tells the story of Miami Sound Machine and, of course, their love takes center stage.

Emilio stepped down as a performer to manage the band and raise their son.

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He essentially gave Gloria the limelight and became a mostly stay-at-home parent for their son. We’re shipping that Nayib grew up in a household free of machísmo. Thanks, Emilio.

Gloria has since won several awards for her music, including three Grammys.

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Emilio has been there for them all. Here she is receiving the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest honor that can be given to a naturalized U.S. citizen. Gloria fled Cuba when she was just a few years old.

The fact that Bush could acknowledge the work and contributions of an immigrant speaks to the cultural phenomenon the two brought to the U.S.

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Rumor has it that they all danced the “Conga” that night. Just kidding, soy una chismosa.

Last year, Gloria became the first Cuban-American to be named as one of the Kennedy Center Honors.

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The two have been champions for LGBTQ+ equal rights and they look good while they advocate. This year, Emilio will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, making them the first married couple to both be awarded the honor.

The two seem to be madly in love even to this day.

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Gloria’s caption: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY!💃🏻 From the first of your birthdays that we shared as a couple when you turned 23 to this momentous one at 65 I’ve treasured each moment we’ve spent together, been thankful for each of the hardships that have made us grow stronger, wiser and closer and have thanked the universe for putting you on my path. Here’s to the birthdays to come and all the love in our future! I love you, mi morito!”

They even celebrate their “First Kiss” Anniversary every July 4th. 

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Caption: “Forever this will be my favorite reason to celebrate the 4th of July! Happy 42nd Anniversary of our first kiss, baby, @emilioestefanjr I love you so much!! 😍❤️😍❤️”

Of course, they shout from modern-day metaphorical rooftops (Instagram) for every anniversary since.

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Caption: “HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY, BABY!! Time has flown and it seems like only yesterday that we were two young kids with dreams starting a life-long adventure together…it still feels that way. 🎶 I love you more today than yesterday🎶But not as much as tomorrow🎶 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Try not to find a photo of these two lovebirds kissing.

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The two have just reached their early 60s and we don’t think they’re retiring or settling down anytime soon. Esperamos que.

Their love has overcome horrific tragedies.

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On March 20, 1990, the bands’ bus crashed with a tractor-trailer on a snowy highway in Pennsylvania. Their son fractured his shoulder and Gloria literally broke her back.

She underwent a four-hour spinal surgery and had steel rods implanted into her spine.

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The doctors didn’t have a positive prognosis. She retired to her home near Miami to begin her recovery. With the assistance of her husband, she made a miraculous recovery. 

A year later, she was performing at the American Music Awards on stage.

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The two went on another year-long tour to promote her comeback album “Into the Light.” She released one album per year for the next four years, ranging from Latin to Pop. 

Today, they live and care for their three muppet dogs.

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You probably can’t even tell there are three dogs in this photo, but confíame. These two seem to always be under a pile of dogs.

Gloria told Extra TV that Emilio drives her crazy with his obsessive organization. 

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And she drives him crazy when she asks him a question while he’s brushing his teeth. Emilio told Extra TV, “She goes, ‘babe why aren’t you answering me?’ and I’m going like this [motions to brushing his teeth] and I can’t answer her. It drives me crazy.”

Maybe their love is just actually blessed by el Papa.

“Gloria and Emilio after a private Mass with Pope Francis (photo courtesy of NBC)” Digital Image. Forbes. 27 February 2019.

Gloria has never been heartbroken by any other boyfriend because he’s her first and only. Maybe that’s the real secret to a love lightened by any previous baggage.

Regardless, we ship these two love birds.

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We all felt abandoned when Marc and Jenny split, but nothing can rock my world so long as the Estefan’s love never dies. I think we’re in good shape. 

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