Today, Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians with performances all over the world. His unique and animated comedy style has made him a popular choice among people from all ages. Gabriel mixes story telling with parodies and heart warming jokes about his own personal experiences. The Hispanic comedian is best known for his show “I’m Not Fat… I’M fluffy and Hot & Fluffy”.
Date of Birth: July 15, 1976
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
The Mexican-American grew up without a father. Right from the time of his birth, his dad was never present. For this reason, he was singlehandedly raised by his mum. Growing up, his family lived in Section 8 housing in California. It was during this period he developed his sense of humor. It was a way out for him from the obstacles he faced as a child. Read on to find out more about Iglesias’ personal life.
Jesus Iglesias (father)
Not much is known about his father just that Gabriel has a middle name Jesus after his dad.
Esther P. Mendez (mother)
Date of birth: August 25, 1934
Date of death: May 01, 2012 (Age: 78)
Zodiac sign: Libra
Esther was a single mother who struggled to raise her children above all odds. Her other kids apart from the celebrity comedian are four girls and another boy. Before going into comedy, Iglesias worked for a cell phone company. The struggles he had from being raised without a father was little compared to what he would later face as regards his career choice. After a while, Gabriel felt comedy was his calling and wanted to quit corporate job. His mother and five siblings advised him otherwise for financial security reasons.
Fluffy tried to work both but it was proving really difficult. He finally decided nonetheless to damn the consequences and voice of family and go all out into comedy for life. This decision resulted in his being evicted from his home but he persisted. Today, Esther is unarguably proud of her son and the success he has become today despite their meagre beginnings.
Gabriel Iglesias has a brother, four sisters and two half-sisters from his father other marriage. He is not close with them and don’t talk much.
Claudia Valdez (girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: 2008 till present
The comedian met Claudia by chance in 2008 and before we could say Jack Robinson, chemistry was built. Till date the love birds never got married but live together like a couple. We do not know if they ever would get married or have their own kids, in fact the big funny man seems to be enjoying life just the way it is.
Frankie Valdez (stepson)
Frankie is Claudia’s child from her previous relationship. He lives with his mum and her long time boyfriend Gabriel. Fluffy has taken every responsibility for Frankie including financial responsibility and he already sees him as his son. For Fluffy, the fatherly role in a child’s life cannot be overemphasized as he grew up without one. This is definitely one of the reasons why Gabriel is committed to raising Frankie as his own and not leaving the responsibility to Claudia to bear alone. He not only has a big body, Fluffy has a big heart!