Millie Corretjer (b. April 18, 1974) is a Puerto Rican singer of international star status.
Her full name is Milagros Ninette Corretjer Maldonado. She dreamed about being a
singer since she was little. Things began to fall in place when she was hired,
at the age of 14, to host a tv show named La Nueva Ola (The New Wave, not to be
confused with the Nueva Ola movement of the 1960s that produced such singers as
Chucho Avellanet, Lucecita Benitez, Yolandita Monge, Ednita Nazario and Charlie
Robles). With La Nueva Ola, she became a famous face in Puerto Rico.
When she was 21, Millie Corretjer released the album Sola (Alone), which sent three of her songs to the Billboard lists. In 1997, she released her second album, Emociones (Emotions). With this second album, she toured places in South America, and later, she went to France to record a video for her song, Me Equivoque (I was wrong). Her third album, 1998's Amar es un Juego garnered her a golden album in Puerto Rico, her song De Hoy en Adelante (From Today On) staying on the Billboard charts for six weeks.
By 1999, there was rumors of her dating world champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Before his fight with Felix Trinidad, he sent her a special greeting through the Puerto Rican press, describing her as his special friend.
By 2000, they admitted that they were dating. On October 5, 2001, they married in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan, attended by close family and friends, in what magazines like Vea and Teve-Guia described as a ridiculous and exaggerated ceremony, because the couple was covered by a large sheet to block themselves from the press photographer's cameras, and their security did not allow press access to the event. Millie Corretjer's wedding ring reportedly weighs nine karats and cost nearly $1 million dollars.
In 2003, they traveled to Argentina to act together in one of Millie's videos. Millie Corretjer appeared on the cover of the September 2003 version of the Cosmopolitan magazine, talking about life with De La Hoya and announcing her new CD, Millie. The magazine says, in part, that Corretjer is attempting to become the Hispanic version of Shania Twain in her new work, also saying that she will be singing a Spanish version of country music.
On May 5, 2005, it was publicly announced that Millie Corretjer and De La Hoya were expecting their first child as a couple (will be named Oscar Gabriel when he born maybe in this month).
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