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|Birth name||Milagros Ninette Corretjer Maldonado|
|Born||April 18, 1974|
|Origin||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Genres||Pop, country-pop, adult contemporary|
Milagros Ninnete Corretjer Maldonado, known as, Millie Corretjer (born April 18, 1974, is a Puerto Rican singer and actress. She is married to retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya. She's also known for being the granddaughter of influential poet Juan Antonio Corretjer.
At the age of 15, Corretjer hosted a Puerto Rican television show named La Ola Nueva (The New Wave). In 1995, she released the album Sola (Alone), which sent three of her songs to the Billboard lists and the album featured two Spanish versions of Selena songs "Where Did the Feeling Go? which was called "Donde Te Has Ido Amor" and "Only Love" called "Solo Tu", and received a nomination for a Lo Nuestro Award for Best New Artist. In 1997, Corretjer released her second album, Emociones (Emotions). Her third album, 1999's Amar es un Juego earned her a gold album in Puerto Rico, her song "De Hoy en Adelante" ("From Today On") ranked number-one on Billboard for more than six weeks. Millie has a very soft, low and angelic singing voice when she sang. Corretjer and her music became well known in Puerto Rico, Latin American countries, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (where she lived for six months) and the United States. Millie is the granddaughter of the Puerto Rican poet Juan Antonio Corretjer.
Corretjer marries Oscar De La Hoya
In 2000, Oscar De La Hoya recorded his first music album. In the studio, while trying to record songs for his album, De La Hoya was finding it difficult to sing with more passion. To demonstrate passionate singing, his producer Rudy Perez showed him "Una Voz en el Alma", one of Corretjer's music videos from the previous album that he had produced for Millie. De La Hoya asked for the name of the singer in the video, and the producer replied that she was a singer and actress named Millie Corretjer, who had previously worked with him.
De La Hoya at the time, asked that Corretjer be the model on his next music video. After meeting each other on an EMI convention in Texas, Corretjer and De La Hoya fell in love and began dating. Corretjer and De La Hoya were married on October 5, 2001, in a secret ceremony in San Juan.
Millie made an appearance in an Oscar video "Para Que" and years later Oscar did the same in Millie's latest album "En Cuerpo y Alma" for the song video "En Cuerpo y Alma".
On December 29, 2005, Corretjer gave birth to Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya Corretjer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, just one hour after the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight was over, in Oscar's locker room, Corretjer revealed to De La Hoya that she was three months pregnant with their second baby. Their second child, a girl, named Nina Lauren Ninette De La Hoya Corretjer, was born on December 29, 2007, on Oscar Gabriel's second birthday.
- Oscar de la Hoya (husband)
- Juan Antonio Corretjer (grandfather)
- David Ernesto Corretjer (Second Cousin)
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