When Jada and Will Smith sat down for their weekly Red Table Talk to discuss Jada’s “entanglement” with August Alsina, the world tuned in to see how the couple would handle the conversation. Fans wondered if there were other famous families out there who might be willing to air some of their dirty laundry too at the Red Table. Enter: The Estefans.
Grammy-winning musician Gloria Estefan and her family will come to the Red Table for the first time. "Blindsided by a cheating scandal, blackmail, and divorce, the Estefans put it all on the table,” Facebook said of the first episode that will premiere Oct. 7, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET and 9 a.m. PT on Facebook Watch.
The group will "sit down to discuss embarrassment, shame, and overcoming trauma as a family in the debut." In the first episode, Gloria will be joined by her daughter Emily and niece Lili Estefan. So, who is Emily, and does Gloria have any other children?
Emily Estefan is a musician like her mother.
Emily was born into a musical family with her mother being Cuban-American music legend Gloria Estefan. Emily's grandmother Gloria Fajardo was also a Cuban nightclub performer.
Emily attended Miami Country Day School, where she played on the basketball team and also excelled at music. In 2016, she graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
After attending college, Emily took off on her own to pursue a career in music. She wrote, recorded, produced, and performed her debut album “Take Whatever You Want” at her own recording studio, Fairy Light Studios in Boston. Her mother, Gloria, directed the debut single from the album, "F--k to Be." She also founded her own music label, Alien Shrimp Records, where she would not only record and launch her own music but also help new and emerging artists.
Emily is in a relationship with partner Gemeny Hernandez. On Gemeny’s 26th birthday, Emily took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday.
“You make me feel like home. Like the sound of water on fire. The sigh after a drink on a 102 degree miami day. We work together, grow together, as does our love. Our trust. Our depth,” she wrote. “We only have a short time on this planet, every second is a gift. Each second I spend on you is one I know I use wisely. I love you my baby. Happy 26th birthday to you my love. My home. Te amo. May we swim in the blessing of our love eternally.”
Gloria’s son, Nayib, is a working actor.
Nayib Estefan was born on Feb. 9, 1980 in Miami. Being surrounded by family that work in show business, it’s no wonder that Nayib followed in their footsteps. He started off his acting career with roles in films such as Punks. However, he really gained popularity in his career by being a composer for many films such as The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal and Yearbook.
He has one son, Sasha. Gloria opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about how much she loves being a grandma shortly after he was born. “I am in love with my grandson! He lives very close and I can walk over and play with him every chance I get, or he comes over here and I put him on a swing that I had put in for my daughter, Emily, when she was a baby,” she said.
“He’s already walking all over the place and he loves to show me his toys and takes my hand to take me wherever he wants to go. He is quite a blessing and it makes me very happy to see the relationship he shares with my son, who is an amazing father.”
Gloria is so proud of the people her children have turned out to be.
Gloria knows that her children are good people because she raised them that way. She prides herself on the love she gave to Emily and Nayib that helped shape them into who they are.
“You can’t spoil kids with too much love. What I love about [Nayib and Emily] is that they are normal kids; they are really nice and humble and care about other people. And that’s what you really hope for the next generation too,” she told Latino.com.