All you Need to Know About Frankie Iglesias - Adopted son of Gabriel Iglesias
Frankie was born in the United States of America, but his exact birthplace is not yet disclosed. He was brought to the world on the 8th of December, 1997, and is now 23 years old. He is American in nationality and a Mexican-American in ethnicity. In terms of his physique, recent reports state that Frankie’s height is at 5 feet and 9 inches. His weight is currently 85 kilograms, he has dark brown eyes, while his hair is brown in color.
There is no much information about Frankie in the media, especially when it comes to his upbringing, education, and family background. But he sure is the son of the actress, Claudia Valdez, and one of her previous boyfriends. His biological father is unknown to the public, but he was adopted by the ex-boyfriend of Claudia which is Gabriel Iglesias. The two are close to each other since Gabriel stands up as his father figure.
It is also unclear whether Frankie has siblings or none. There are reports telling that he has a sister, but her name is still unknown. Frankie has a step-grandmother named Esther P. Mendez and a half grandfather which is Jesus Iglesias. Both are parents of Gabriel, while there is no disclosed information on Claudia’s side.
His educational background information is very limited. He attended his elementary and high school education in California, but there is no specific location where he graduated. For college, he went to one of the elite colleges in the USA. Some reports state that he is still studying, but there is no information as to what course and major he is taking.
Career And Net Worth
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The step-son and father bond of the two effortlessly makes Frankie popular among the public, especially to the avid fans of Gabriel. Some sources tell that Frankie is currently studying, which explains why he makes no public appearances. He still doesn’t have any career debut other than his first appearance in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
He is also often present with his father in his sketches, but he always refuses to appear onstage. He mentioned that he wants to build a career for himself from his own efforts and hard work. He doesn’t want to be forever labeled as the step-son of the famous comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. According to some news, Frankie is much interested in the fashion industry. He has a fantastic fashion sense, and he oftentimes resembles his foster father. Gabriel once tweeted that he serves as a matchmaker for his son. He jokingly asked girls to come and take Frankie away.
Since Frankie is still studying, there are no reports on his actual net worth. However, because his family earns a decent sum of money, he manages to live a luxurious life with his parents. Gabriel Iglesias is said to have an estimated net worth of $15 million. On the other hand, Frankie’s estimated yearly expenses are about $100,000.
Facts About Frankie
Even though Frankie refuses to be exposed to the stressful life of a public figure, he managed to share some of his favorite things. He is a massive fan of Johnny Depp and Emma Stone, and he loves every single movie that they are in. His favorite colors are blue and grey, while his favorite travel destinations are Hongkong and Barcelona.
His go-to food is always Mexican cuisine. This is because he lived almost all his life embracing his Mexican ethnicity. Frankie is also a fan of deduction, mystery-themed shows. That’s why he is a fan of Sherlock Holmes. And more of his hobbies include exploring different cuisines, traveling, watching movies, and playing video games.
Frankie’s Mother And Step-father’s Relationship
Gabriel Iglesias and Claudia Valdez were in a long-term relationship, which spans around 12 years, starting in 2008. Gabriel is a well-known actor and comedian, while Claudia is an actress and a producer. Claudia is known to have appeared as a nurse in Maternity Ward in the 2010 science fiction horror movie “Monsters,” which was directed by Gareth Edwards. She began producing films in 2013 and has ventured on Mexican projects like Musica Para Despues De Dormir, Inercia, Monstruo, Gajes Del Ofico, and Inframundo. She has also served as a production coordinator in the movies like The Beauty and the Beast, The Legend of Zorro, The Matador, On the Road, and La Zona.
The ex-couple did not share how they met, but they were already in a relationship when Frankie was about 11 years old. Even though he was not the biological son of Gabriel Iglesias, Frankie was adopted by him and was treated like his real son. The two have a good bond with each other, as seen in the social media posts of Gabriel. Iglesias and Valdez were first seen publicly in January 2008, when they were spotted together attending “A Wish for Animal Benefit” event. They later moved together in Whittier, California, USA. The two cherished their more than a decade of being a couple, and there were no major issues about their relationship.
Their relationship status was going strong until Gabriel fell into the dark days of his life. He admitted that he battled with depression and alcoholism these past few years. This happening made a huge drawback to his relationship with Claudia. After a very long relationship, Gabriel and Claudia decided to part ways in July of 2020. Even after the break-up of the ex-couple, Gabriel still looks after Frankie, and their bond remains strong up to this day.
Who Is Gabriel Iglesias?
The step-father of Frankie was born on the 15th of July, 1976, in San Diego, California. Gabriel Iglesias is a prominent stand-up comedian, an actor, and a writer whose career runs for more than two decades already. He received numerous awards because of his applaudable works that continually fuels his popularity. Gabriel is well-known for his comedy works and TV specials such as “Hot and Fluffy” in 2007. The other one was aired in 2009, which was entitled “I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy.” Other than his own shows, he also worked on different television shows like “Magic Mike” from 2012 and the “Magic Mike XXL” from 2015. Gabriel was also a great voice actor. He was the voice-over in the film called “Ferdinand” in 2017.
Gabriel is one of the six children of Esther Mendez and Jesus Iglesias. During his childhood days, their family always tends to move from one place to another, but he never shared the reason why. They moved to places like Santa Ana, Riverside, Corona, Compton, and Baldwin Park. After years of moving, they finally settled in a section 8 HUD housing complex of Long Beach, Cali.
Ever since Gabriel was young, he struggled with his physical appearance as he was always bullied and rejected from various opportunities. He got his nickname “Fluffy Guy” because of his weight, which is currently at 200 kg. But this thing that Gabriel is insecure about is what his fans adore the most. They think that aside from being effective in making other people happy, Gabriel’s physique makes him unique, and it also sparks body positivity.
He first joined this industry in the late ’90s after working at a phone company. His early years in the comedy industry were not a smooth journey. During the early 2000s, he was almost broke, and his debts were piling up. But when his major breakthrough happened in 2005, there was no more turning back. From then on, his success became astronomical, turning out as one of the most famous and iconic stand-up comics from Mexico.