Gloria's first grade teacher Ms.Collins helped Gloria learn English and fit in as the only non-American student in class.
In 2006 Gloria wrote the book Noelle's Treasure Tale.
Gloria was given a guitar at 12 and it became her comfort.
Gloria's father was poisoned by Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
Gloria entered the University of Miami in 1975 with partial scholarships.
Gloria's mother worked at a local school when Gloria was a child.
Gloria's younger sister is Rebecca.
Gloria took care of her father when he had Multiple Sclerosis.
Gloria's father Jose was involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion and spent 18 months in prison.
In 1995 Gloria sang the song "Mas Alla" for the 50th year anniversary of Pope John Paul II priesthood. Gloria asked the Pope to pray for free Cuba.
In 1990, Gloria's tour bus was hit by a tractor-trailer. Gloria broke her back in the accident.
Gloria has been a singer since 1977.
Gloria Estefan's son is Nayib.
Gloria is known as the "Queen of Latin Pop".
Gloria Estefan's song "Reach" was the offical theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta Georgia.
She was the first Hispanic woman to be named BMI songwriter of the year.
In 2005 she wrote her first book, The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog.
Gloria has a band, The Miami Sound Machine.
Gloria has once worked in the US Customs Service in the Miami airport as a translator.
Gloria has appeared already 3 times in The Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Gloria is 5' 2" (1.57 m).
Gloria and her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., have 2 children: Nayib (born on September 2, 1980) and Emily Marie (born on December 5, 1994).
Gloria is married to Emilio Estefan Jr. since September 2, 1978.
Gloria has covered these songs:
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (by Elton John)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (by Mel Carter).
Everlasting Love (by Robert Knight)
It's Too Late (by Carole King)
Gloria Estefan:When my father was ill, music was my escape. I would lock myself up in my room for hours and just sing. I wouldn't cry--I refused to cry.... Music was the only way I had to just let go, so I sang for fun and for emotional catharsis.
Gloria Estefan:You don't have to give up who you are to be successful just because you're different.
Gloria Estefan: Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.
Gloria Estefan: We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
Gloria Estefan:We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
Gloria Estefan: To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
Gloria Estefan:Music has been one of the most beautiful things in my life and will always be a very big part of who I am and what I do.
Gloria Estefan: As an artist, I feel like my mission is to entertain. And more importantly, to give people a way to say things.
Gloria Estefan: You never know what life has in store for you, but I believe there are certain things one is meant to go through.