Cuban Links: Celebrities With Roots in La Isla Bonita

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  • Pitbull
  • Christina Milian
  • Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan
  • Laz Alonso
  • Daisy Fuentes
  • Eva Mendes
  • Carlos Leon
  • Jon Secada
  • Rita Marley
  • Celia Cruz
  • Sen Dog

Emilio and Gloria Estefan

This music industry power couple is Cuban to the core. Both were born on the island — Gloria in Havana and Emilio in Santiago de Cuba — and fled to Miami during the Cuban Revolution. The couple, who married after meeting through the Miami Sound Machine in 1976, remain dedicated activists for Cuba libre and have strong ties with their native place.

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