Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias has announced plans to marry his girlfriend of the past 14 years, MIRANDA RIJNSBURGER.

The couple have four children, Miguel, 6, RODRIGO, 5 and twin 3-year-old daughters, VICTORIA and CRISTINA.

He and Rijnsburger had discussed waiting to wed until their children were old enough to understand that they were doing it for love, not a sense of obligation.

He says, "Now she's telling me for the first time, in the last six months, that we should reconsider to get married now. I think we will get married this year."

This will be Iglesias' second marriage. His first marriage to ISABEL PREYSLER, mother of singers Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr, was annulled.

18/05/2004 00:05