Remember “Rico Suave?” No? Then you are either too young or you’ve blanked out all the music from the early ’90s. “Rico Suave” from Gerardo Mejia was one of those songs you couldn’t get out of your head back in 1990, and now VH1’s ready to catch up with Mejia with a new docuseries called Suave Says. The series will feature Mejia and his family and is set to debut on December 3, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT.
Mejia executive produces the new show with Angela Aguilera, Christian Sarabia, Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills, Edward Paige, and Liane Su.
The Plot [Courtesy of VH1]:
When fans eventually moved on, so did Gerardo Mejia, who transitioned into a career as a powerful music executive and a lay pastor, married a beauty queen and started a family. Now the former heartthrob is teaming up with VH1 as he passes the music torch to his children and manages a loco home life with “hot mom” wife Kathy, rapping son Jaden, and daughters Bianca, a fashionista, and Nadia, an aspiring singer and “Miss Malibu” title-holder. Rounding out the hectic Mejia household is Gerado’s mom, Mama Mejia.
After living out his own rock-n-roll dreams, “Rico Suave” went to work behind the scenes, becoming one of Interscope Records’ most valuable A&R executives and credited with bringing fellow Latin singer Enrique Iglesias and others into the mainstream. But reconciling a pop star past with modern parenting isn’t easy, as Gerardo and Kathy have discovered with kids who want to follow in their father’s famous footsteps. Add to that Kathy’s inclination to be a best friend to her son and control his budding love life and home life for the Mejias is never easy, even when it’s suave.
Watch the “Rico Suave” music video:
-By Rebecca Murray
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