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The stepmother is getting a new image, thanks to some our favorite Latina celebrities. These stars have shed the stereotype that makes it seem like stepmoms can't have positive relationships with their stepchildren. Instead, these celeb moms have taken on the role and made it wonderful and loving.

It's not easy getting into a relationship with someone who has kids. It is a whole different dynamic as the children also become part of the relationship, so being able to build a bond with them is crucial to making things work. Jennifer Lopez seems to have embraced the role with fiance Alex Rodriguez's daughters and she has shown us time and time again how important it is to establish that closeness with your partners' kids. 

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The singer and the former baseball star spend a lot of time together with their kids and they have joined their lives seamlessly. The best part is that the girls seem to love having J.Lo as part of their lives as well. Isn't that so special?

Gisele Bündchen is another celebrity who takes her role as a stepparent rather seriously. When she began dating Tom Brady, the football player had a baby on the way from a previous relationship. Without missing a beat, the model accepted the child as her own and she has said how she feels like the little one is as much hers as the rest of their kids. And that's what it's all about! Scroll through and find out which other Latina celebs are doing the same.

Jennifer López seems to be hitting it off with her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's daughters. 1

She already calls Ella and Tashi her favorite girls, and they seem to love her right back. It's heartwarming to see the photos and videos of their blended family.


Telenovela stars Mayrín Villanueva and Eduardo Santamarina are raising five kids together. 2

She has three biological children: Sebastián and Romina, from her marriage to Javier Poza, and Julia, her daughter with Santamarina.

She is also a great stepmom to Roberto and Eduardo, his twin sons from his marriage to Itatí Cantoral.


Alessandra Rosaldo got adult stepkids when she married Eugenio Derbez. 3

He had Aislinn and Vadhir, from his relationship with Gabriela Michel, and José Eduardo from his relationship with Victoria Ruffo. They also have Aitana together.

Alessandra has an incredible relationship with all of them, particularly with Aislinn who lives near them in Los Angeles.

Aislinn Derbez seems to be taking a page from her stepmom's book. 4

She has become super close to Lorenza, husband Mauricio Ochmann's daughter.


Fernando Reina, Galilea Montijo's husband, has two sons from a previous relationship. 5

Fernando Reina, Galilea Montijo's husband, has two sons from a previous relationship.


"My family also includes Claudio and Alexis, and of course, Paola," she said in reference to the boys and their mom. This is mature, civil, and great for the children.

She and Reina also have a 5-year-old son named Mateo.


When Gisele Bündchen first started dating Tom Brady, he was about to be a dad. 6

His ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with their son, Jack. "It’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child,” she has said. "I feel it is, 100 percent. I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day.”

The super model and the NFL star have two more kids: Benjamin and Vivian.


Salma Hayek is often seen with Mathilda, her husband's daughter. 7

François-Henri Pinault has two more daughters from previous relationships, but they are hardly ever on social media. Salma and François have a daughter, Valentina, who was born in 2007.

Dania Ramírez is close with her stepson Kai. 8

The 15-year-old often spends time with her twins, Gaia and John.


Ana Bárbara became the mom of Mariana Levy's kids when she married her widower. 9

She calls Paula and Emilio her kids, and is still involved in their lives, although she divorced their dad, José "El Pirru" Fernández, in 2010.

When Angélica Rivera married Enrique Peña Nieto, he was a widower with three kids. 10

She became the stepmother to Alejandro, Paulina, and Nicole. La Gaviota already had three daughters, Sofía, Fernanda, and Regina, from her marriage to telenovela producer José "El Guero" Castro.


Angélica Vale has two beautiful stepdaughters. 11

Angélica shared a close bond with Carolyna and Elizabeth from the start. The two girls are her husband Otto Padrón's kids from his first marriage. 

Jaydy Michel and her husband both have kids from previous relationships. 12

When the Mexican actress married Rafael Márquez, he already had two kids, Santiago Rafael and Rafaela, from his first marriage. She also shares a daughter with Alejandro Sanz, but Rafael and her have both joined forces and raised their kids together.


Cardi B's man had three babies of his own. 13

Rapper Offset had three children, Kody, Kalea Marie, and Jordan, before he met Cardi. Now the pair share daughter Kulture and Cardi is always praising him for what a great father he is to his babies.

Eva Longoria's husband came with a whole bunch of kids. 14

Eva Longoria's husband came with a whole bunch of kids.

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José Bastón had four other kids before he married Eva. The pair now share a baby boy named Santiago, but the actress is close with his children.