Photo: Gloria Estefan's joke on Twitter
Gloria and Emilio Estefan became grandparents for the first time with the birth in Miami of Sasha Argento Estefan-Coppola, the first child of the recording artists’ son Nayib and his wife Lara Coppola.
“My heart was already full & now it runs over! There’s a new man in my life! Sasha Argento Estefan, our 1st grandson was born at 8:04 (a.m. Thursday)! I’m in love!” the 54-year-old Gloria wrote on Twitter.
The “Queen of Latin Pop” offered further details on the social networking site, noting that the newborn weighed just over eight pounds and measured 19 inches.
The Cuban-American singer, a three-time Grammy winner and four-time Latin Grammy winner, said the name Sasha is “a name of Russian descent that means ‘benefactor of mankind’” and was “the other name we had intended for Nayib.”
“He’s beautiful and everyone is so happy!” Gloria wrote, joking that “the baby looks like his Grandpa” and posting a photo of a newborn with the face of her husband, 59-year-old musician and producer Emilio Estefan.
She said Thursday was a day of “many tears of happiness” and the entire family is “over the moon.”