Julio Iglesias didn't know he had a granddaughter until she was six weeks old and he admits he was angry when Chabeli, the eldest of his eight children, told him about baby Sofia.
Julio Iglesias didn't know he had a granddaughter until she was six weeks old.
The 68-year-old singer admits he was ''angry'' when Chabeli, the eldest of his eight children, told him about baby Sofia a long time after her birth but says he understands and ''respects'' her decision to keep quiet about the baby, whose arrival was not made public for some time.
He said: ''I think it was a surprise for everyone. I knew she was pregnant, but I must confess that I didn't know of the birth until a month and a half later.
''You have to respect your children, even if you don't always understand them. I love my daughter very much and she loves me. I fully support her.
''She called me a few weeks ago and said, 'Dad, you've got a granddaughter. She's beautiful'. At first I was a little angry.... Well, fairly angry. But I eventually understood her reasons.''
Julio also admitted he has not yet met his granddaughter but is confident she will visit with Chabeli - whose 10-year-old son Alejandro was born prematurely in January 2002 and miscarried twin daughters two years ago - soon now he has relocated to Miami.
He added to HELLO! magazine: ''I haven't seen her yet. She's in North Carolina. But I imagine that within a few days she'll come to Miami and we'll all meet her.''