Nicky Jam Won Over Wife Angélica Cruz Online — Here’s How
Nicky Jam opens up about his love story with his wife, Colombian model Angelica Cruz, and how it all started on social media.
Nicky Jam may have enjoyed close collaborations with beautiful artists like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, but he only has eyes for one woman: his wife Angelica Cruz. The 36-year-old singer of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent met the Colombian model online. In a recent interview with radio personality Jorge Pabón, the reggaeton star said he was mesmerized when he first laid eyes on Cruz, a TV host. “She was very pretty,” he said, so he sent her a direct message with a photo of himself asking her to be his “best friend.” She didn’t respond for a while thinking it was a hoax.
“It’s not so romantic. She made this face like she didn’t believe it was me and I harassed her for a few weeks,” he said.
The Latin Grammy winner says he knew he had found someone special when he finally met Cruz. “She made me feel something I had never felt,” he said.
The singer, who is currently overseeing the construction of their dream home in Miami, added, “I felt very empty and now I get home and I feel I have a family,” he told Pabón. “I feel like I work hard and I get home and there is someone waiting for me. I don’t come home to an empty house anymore.”
Jam married Cruz in Medellín, Colombia last February in a romantic ceremony attended by actor Vin Diesel, singer J. Balvin and other celebrity friends. “I met her when I was already famous but I’m a good-looking, attractive, charming guy. I sing well, I have a good sense of humor, I say it like it is. If I was super ugly, I would think: ‘She is with me because of my fame,’ but I make her laugh,” he joked.
The “El Amante” crooner, who is on tour with reggaeton duo Plan B, is going through a difficult time after the recent death of his grandmother, whom he remembered in a heartfelt social media post on Nov. 19. For support, he’s turning to his better half: “I found a good woman,” he said, “in every sense of the word.”