Growing up Latino is a point of pride for us--and we wouldn't change that experience for the world. I always knew there was something different about my parents (you either pick up on it early on or later, when you meet people who were not raised by Latino parents).
We may roll our eyes at some of the things our parents did (and do), but you have to admit, growing up Latino is an amazing experience. So check out our list of ways to tell if you were raised Latino.
If you recognize three or more of the following scenarios, you were undoubtedly raised by Latino parents:
Jennifer Lopez only has eyes for one man. The Boricua pop star has finally confirmed that she's back on with Casper Smart after months of hiding their rekindled romance. I'm a strong believer that if you're keeping your relationship a secret than it's a huge red flag. I'm also not a huge fan of J.Lo dating Smart. To me, she's caviar and he's imitation crab. No matter what my thoughts are, Lopez is a 45-year-old woman who should do what she pleases with her love life. She made it clear that Smart is her boo and did it in the sweetest way possible.Continue Reading >
Mother's Day for Adamari López is especially bitter sweet. The new mom celebrated her first special day with 2-month-old daughter Alaïa. While her heart was filled with so much joy, Lopez was also missing her late mother Vidalina. Her touching Mother's Day message paid homage to her sweet daughter and her grandmother who is watching over her in heaven. The Puerto Rican star's emotional words were really touching and embody what motherhood is all about.Continue Reading >
Mother's Day is a day for mamis, their families, their friends and society at large to spend honoring and celebrating all of the love and sacrifice mothers give each and every day. I firmly believe that every mom should spend this special day doing whatever it is that her heart desires, whether that's hanging with her kiddos all day, going out on a date with her husband, having a girls' day or anything else that makes her happy.Continue Reading >
Thalia made a heartbreaking confession that truly makes me see the star in a different light. The Mexican singer has had her share of ups and downs, but I always pictured her life to be pretty perfect. It turns out you never really know what people are struggling with behind closed doors. Thalia opened up about her personal life on El Gordo y La Flaca and revealed that she has suffered miscarriages in the past. Her candidness is really something to admire. Find out what she had to say about the painful experience.Continue Reading >
Jennifer Lopez's twins Max and Emme are the luckiest 7-year-olds ever! The cute "coconuts" got to attend the premiere of their mom's latest animated film, Home. I love that Max and Emme get a taste of what it's like to be a Hollywood star. They seem so humble and genuinely excited to be sharing the red carpet with their mom. The photo J.Lo shared of her twins is too cute for words!Continue Reading >
Eva Mendes is officially part of society. The Cuban actress has joined Instagram! We all know Mendes isn't really one to overshare on her social media pages. I mean, she has had her Twitter page since 2010 and hasn't posted a single tweet in years. This could mean that the 41-year-old star is finally opening up and letting fans into her life just a little more. The last photo she posted kind of makes up for her secretive ways. You'll see what I mean after the break!Continue Reading >
Finally! Eva Mendes has resurfaced since giving birth to daughter Esmeralda last September 2014 and she looks amazing! The Cuban American actress is one of those rare celebrities that demands privacy and is rarely active on social media, which is pretty refreshing. We still haven't even caught a glimpse of her baby with Ryan Gosling, but I'm hopeful it will happen soon. What I love is that there's an air of mystery behind Mendes. She keeps her personal life private and that makes it even more alluring when she does decide to share her chismes. Wait until you read what she told Women's Health magazine about motherhood and getting back in shape.Continue Reading >
Remember when the only TV moms referenced were Claire Huxtable, Peggy Bundy and Roseanne? Well, now we're finally seeing Latina moms portrayed on TV, each with a distinct personality and her own set of parenting norms. Whether they're natural nurturers, strict disciplinarians or indulgent free spirits, these small screen mamás showcase a broad range of child-rearing styles and maternal interactions. Which mom do you channel in your own life? Take this quiz and find out!Continue Reading >
I can't believe Ninel Conde's son baby Emmanuel is already 4 months old! It seems like yesterday that Conde was doing squats at the gym with her giant baby belly. Now all she does is rock her fajas and post photos of her amazing post-baby body. I'd much rather stare at photos of baby Emmanuel than Conde's cream-colored faja and fat-blasting cream! I swear, this may be the Mexican star's son, but he looks nothing like her. He's a splitting image of his dad Giovanni Medina. Once you look at him, you'll see what I mean.Continue Reading >