It was the beginning of the next chapter of a love story eight years in the making as Julio Iglesias Jr wed his Belgian model love Charlise Verhaert in Spain. The couple tied the knot in an emotional and romantic ceremony on November 3 in the Aldea del Fresno area of Madrid, and photos from the couple’s big day appeared exclusively in HELLO! Magazine’s sister publication HOLA!
“Charisse was born to be my wife,” Julio Jr, brother of Enrique Iglesias and son of Spanish music icon Julio iglesias, told the magazine: “She is everything I could ever dream of.”
For her part, the gorgeous blonde – who walked down the aisle in a stunning lace gown by by Manual Mota for Pronovias with a four-metre veil – said: “I am the happiest bride in the world and today is most special day of my life.
Julio Jr’s famous brother couldn’t be present due to scheduling conflicts, but his father was there to share in the special day. It was an emotional moment too, for Julio Jr’s mother Isabel Preysler – Julio Sr’s first wife – as she watched her eldest son tie the knot.
The wedding was the first time Julio had seen his former wife in seven years, since the death of the singer’s father. They warmly greeted each other with a kiss and a hug, clearly happy to be celebrating their son’s special day together.
When Isabel was asked how her son was on his big day, she replied: “Immensely happy, as both of them were. It was so emotional to see two people marry who are so in love and so made for each other. And when it’s your own son, it’s double the emotion, of course.”
Thirty-nine year old Julio Jr was heard telling his 30-year-old love at the altar: “You are the most beautiful bride in the world.” The couple, who got engaged in 2004, held hands for most of the ceremony and exchanged loving glances.