Veteran Spanish singer Julio Iglesias may "marry before the end of the year" to the mother of his four youngest children.

The TO ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE singer has been dating MIRANDA for the past 14 years - and believes he may now make the commitment to the Dutch former model.

Iglesias - father of ENRIQUE - says, "We've been together for 14 years and she's my partner for life.

"I can't imagine life without her by my side. We might marry before the end of this year (04)."

As to why the couple have yet to tie the knot, Iglesias adds, "It might sound strange, but the reason why we've never married is because it just seemed easier that way.

"But we might wake up any day now and say: 'Let's get married.'

"And we'll go to the parish priest and say, 'Father, would you marry us?' And he may ask: 'And what about those four children there?'

"And we'll say: 'They're ours, Father'."

24/06/2004 17:09