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Enrique: I won't marry Kournikova

Enrique Iglesias has said he doesn't plan to marry his long-time love Anna Kournikova.

The Hero singer and the former tennis star have been dating for 11 years, and last year Enrique called Anna his wife when introducing her on stage at a concert in Russia.

But Enrique told Parade magazine: "I've never really thought marriage would make a difference.

"Maybe it's because I come from divorced parents, but I don't think you love someone more because of a piece of paper. And nowadays, it's not taboo to have kids and not be married. What makes a difference is that you're a good parent, period."

The 36-year-old singer added that calling Anna his wife did not mean they had secretly tied the knot.

He said: "It was just meant to be sweet in the moment. I honestly didn't mean to confuse people. I thought it'd be easier for the audience to understand than if I said 'my girl'."

And it seems Enrique's girlfriend Anna feels the same way about marriage.

Last year she told Women's Health magazine: "It isn't important to me. I'm in a happy relationship -- that's all that matters."

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