Daddy Yankee calls his family “the greatest treasure” in his life
Daddy Yankee is a father to his three kids: Yamilet, Jesaaelys and Jeremy Ayala González.
The “Gasolina” performer shares two children with his wife of more than two decades, Mireddys González: daughter Jesaaelys and son Jeremy. The couple were high school sweethearts who married in 1995. He also has another daughter, Yamilet, from a previous relationship. In February 2006, according to The New York Times, his children were ages 7, 9 and 11.
While Daddy Yankee — whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez — doesn't often speak about his kids, he told People en Español that his family is “the most beautiful thing” in his life.
The Puerto Rican rapper added, “My wife and my children are my treasure, the reason why I work day after day to try to give them a better life, to make a legacy for them, so that they do not have the difficulties that I have gone through in this life."
He also previously told CNN that communication was essential when it came to family, explaining, “It is the key to running a family. I am a brother to my children, a friend to my wife. I continue to share with them every day. It is the great treasure I have in my life.”
Here’s everything to know about Daddy Yankee’s kids: Yamilet, Jesaaelys and Jeremy Ayala González.
Yamilet Ayala González
Daddy Yankee welcomed daughter Yamilet during a previous relationship. Her birth date and age is not widely known and she is seemingly not active on social media.
The singer shared a rare photo of his daughter on his Facebook in May 2013 to mark Yamilet’s graduation, where she received high honors. In the photo, she donned her graduation gown and sash and held a trophy as she posed next to her father, who was also holding a massive trophy. In the caption, he referred to himself as a “Proud Daddy.”
“I had this beauty as a teenager,” he continued. “The road was hard but with the support of GOD and a good wife, we achieved the goal, making her an exemplary girl. The most outstanding in her graduating class.”
Jesaaelys Ayala González, 27
Daddy Yankee and Mireddys welcomed their first child, daughter Jesaaelys, on June 18, 1996.
Jesaaelys has garnered a large online presence on social media. She shares her life with nearly 2 million followers on Instagram and just shy of 5 million followers on TikTok. She also posts vlogs and makeup tutorials for her fans on YouTube.
In addition to her work as a content creator, Jesaaelys also has her own self-titled cruelty-free and vegan beauty brand, Jesaaelys Beauty, which sells makeup brushes.
She has been in a relationship with Charles Olmo for several years, going public with their relationship on social media in January 2018.
The couple got engaged in June 2021 on her 25th birthday. She shared a series of photos from the celebration, including a sweet snap with her parents and a photo showing off her engagement ring.
Jesaaleys has shared glimpses into her family life, including moments with her father. In May 2021, she posted a throwback video from sixth grade when she interviewed her dad for a school project. For Father’s Day in June 2020, she also called him “the best dad that exists,” adding, “Always exemplary, leader, loving, affectionate and clown.”
Daddy Yankee has also shared sweet sentiments about his daughter on social media, including for her 27th birthday, which happened to fall on Father’s Day. He wrote in part, “Celebrating 2x1 😂, my daughter's birthday @jesaaelys and Fathers Day. There is no better gift than that!”
Jeremy Ayala González, 25
Daddy Yankee and Mireddys welcomed their second child, son Jeremy, on May 26, 1998.
Jeremy has followed in his father’s footsteps and works in the music industry as a producer. He has produced songs including “Mi Lova” by Bad Gyal featuring Myke Towers, “Narcotics” by Dei V featuring Bryant Myers and “En Guerra” by Paopao featuring Dei V.
The producer has been in a relationship with Andrea De Castro Ayala, founder of the agency DCM Media, for four years. While the couple have featured one another on their respective social media profiles, they have not divulged many details about their relationship.
Jeremy and Andrea got married, though their wedding date is unknown. In May 2021, the bridal salon D'Royal Bride posted a photo of the couple on their wedding day on Facebook, writing that they were able to share a “little secret” that was saved from “a long time ago.” The bridal shop dressed Andrea for the occasion and also shared that the couple seemingly got married in Miami.
Andrea also shared the same photo on her Instagram to mark Jeremy’s birthday where she donned a beaded white dress while he wore a crisp tuxedo.
Like his father, Jeremy tends to keep his private life off of social media, seldom posting about his relationship or his family. He shared a rare photo on Instagram with his father in February 2020 to mark the singer’s birthday, sharing his admiration for his dad.
“You are the best father in the world. I am so proud of all your achievements, it is incredible to witness how you have shaped a culture & how you impact the world every time you make music,” he wrote in part.
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