Is Don Omar Married? Who is Don Omar?

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Written By Drew Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

Don Omar, the Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor who is also known as the King of Reggaeton by music critics and fans alike.

Who is Don Omar?

  • Don Omar was born as William Omar Landrón Rivera on February 10, 1978 in Santurce, a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • He is one of the artists credited with presenting reggaeton to audiences around the world and having turned the musical genre into a global phenomenon.
  • He jumped to stardom with the release of his first studio album, The Last Don, released in 2003. The album sold 411,000 units in the US and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  • Since then, he has sold around 15 million records, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists.
  • He has also earned numerous accolades, including three Latin Grammy Awards, one Billboard Music Awards, 17 Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Lo Nuestro Awards, eight Viña del Mar International Song Festival Awards, among others.
  • He has also portrayed Rico Santos in four films in the Fast & Furious franchise. He first played the character in 2009’s Fast & Furious and then returned for Fast Five (2011), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and F9 (2021).

Is Don Omar Married?

  • Don Omar is currently single and not married.
  • His previous marriage was to Jackie Guerrido, a well-known weather forecaster, in April 2008.
  • Their relationship attracted significant attention due to their public personas, but they ultimately divorced in March 2011 after facing challenges in their relationship.
  • Since then, Don Omar has remained single, without any publicly confirmed relationships despite occasional rumors.

Lifestyle

  • Don Omar is a Christian; he said, “I believe in God. He is the secret of my success. He gives people talent”, and “I love sharing about my faith. God has given me this amazing God-given talent, so I’m going to go out and glorify His name”.
  • Don Omar has also stated in his biography that when he was younger his “family practiced some of the traditions”, including attending a Conservative Jewish synagogue, keeping kosher, and celebrating Hanukkah.

Education

  • Don Omar attended Des Moines East High School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he competed as a junior and senior.
  • He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to train full-time with coach Liang Chow.

Background

  • Don Omar is a Dominican-American who grew up in Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
  • He showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC from an early age.
  • During his youth, he became an active member of a Protestant church, Iglesia Evangélica Restauración en Cristo in Bayamón where he occasionally offered sermons. However, after four years, he left the church to dedicate himself to singing.

Achievements

Year Event Result
2003 The Last Don First studio album by Don Omar
2006 Salio El Sol Second studio album by Don Omar
2010 La Ley Third studio album by Don Omar
2012 El Último Don: La Saga Continúa Fourth studio album by Don Omar
2015 El Rey: La Saga Continúa Fifth studio album by Don Omar
2019 Ramayama Sixth studio album by Don Omar

Challenges

  • Don Omar suffered a fracture in the growth plate of his wrist in 2009, which affected his performance for several years.
  • He also faced criticism and pressure from some media outlets and fans who questioned his abilities and achievements.

Conclusion

  • Don Omar is an inspiring example of perseverance and excellence in reggaeton and life.
  • He has overcome many challenges and achieved many milestones in his career.
  • He is still pursuing his dreams and goals as a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

I hope this article helps you learn more about Don Omar.

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