Who is Gabriel Iglesias?
Gabriel Iglesias is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is also known by the nickname “Fluffy”. As an actor, Gabriel Iglesias is popularly known for his portrayal of Tobias in the Magic Mike movies. Gabriel Iglesias has been named one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. One of his popular acts is “I’m not fat . . . I’m fluffy.”
Gabriel Iglesias’ full name is Gabriel Jesús Iglesias. He was born on July 15, 1976, in San Diego, California, in the United States to Esther Mendez (mother) and Jesús Iglesias (father). He is of Mexican descent. As of July 2022, Gabriel Iglesias is 46 years old.
About Gabriel Iglesias’ parents
Gabriel Iglesias’ mother, Esther P. Mendez was born on August 25, 1934, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. She is of Mexican descent. Sadly, Esther Mendez passed away on May 1, 2012, in her home in West Covina.
Gabriel Iglesias’ father, Jesús Iglesias abandoned the family when Gabriel Iglesias was still a boy. He is of Mexican descent too. Not much is currently known about Gabriel Iglesias’ father, Jesús Iglesias. It is also not clear if the two have reconnected and what kind of relationship they share, if any.
About Gabriel Iglesias’ siblings
Gabriel Iglesias reportedly has five older siblings whom he grew up with along with their mother after their father abandoned them. Gabriel Iglesias and his siblings did not have a rosy childhood as they often struggled to make ends meet. Gabriel Iglesias often refers to his family’s struggles in his works.
Gabriel Iglesias’ marriage and wedding
As of July 2022, Gabriel Iglesias has never been married and he has no wife. However, he was previously in a long-term relationship with actress, Claudia Valdez.
About Gabriel Iglesias’ relationship with Claudia Valdez
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Gabriel Iglesias and Claudia Valdez started dating in 2008. They made their first public appearance together at Laugh Factory’s “A Wish For Animal Benefit.” The time of their first meeting is currently unknown. Claudia Valdez has a son from a previous relationship called Frankie. During the time of their relationship, Gabriel Iglesias adopted Frankie. Sadly, Valdez and Iglesias split in June 2020 after twelve years of dating due to undisclosed reasons. Iglesias announced that he battled with depression and alcoholism which took a serious toll on his family.
About Gabriel Iglesias’ children
As of July 2022, Gabriel Iglesias has one adoptive son named Frankie Iglesias. Gabriel Iglesias adopted Frankie during his previous relationship with Claudia Valdez.
Frankie Iglesias was born on December 8, 1997, to Claudia Valdez and her previous lover. The identity of his biological father is currently unknown. Frankie Iglesias met Gabriel Iglesias when he was 11 years old. During Gabriel Iglesias’ relationship with Claudia Valdez, he adopted Frankie and gave him his last name. Frankie Iglesias is currently 24 years old.
About Gabriel Iglesias’ weight loss
When Gabriel Iglesias was told by his doctor that unless he lost some weight, he had only two years to live, he decided to embark on a weight loss journey.
“That’s the biggest wake-up call you can get. Your habit is hurting you. You need to check yourself. You still have a chance.”
Apart from his obesity, Gabriel Iglesias was also struggling with Type II Diabetes. Gabriel Iglesias added that due to the fact that he was almost 437 pounds, he had swollen legs and so, the back of his legs was almost black from poor blood circulation.
Before his weight loss journey started in 2013, he was at 437 pounds. In 2015, Gabriel Iglesias shared that he had gone from 437 pounds to 320 pounds. He stated that to lose weight, he had to stop eating bread and cakes. According to Iglesias, he still sees himself as a “big dude” despite his weight loss.