Who is Natalia Barulich?
Natalia Barulich is an American model, singer, dancer and DJ of Cuban-Croatian origin who is well-recognized as the girlfriend of Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer and songwriter Maluma. A former professional ballerina, she has appeared on several music videos, including Maluma's popular song 'Felices los 4'. She is also part of the female DJ duo 'Atmsphre' with her friend, violinist Esther Anaya, and they are managed and mentored by legendary bassist Randy Jackson. The duo have performed at the Guess Gala in Barcelona in 2016 and have done a cover of the Academy award-winning song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. Natalia currently models for Guess, and has appeared on ad campaigns for Mercedes Benz, Air France, Samsung, Target, Verizon Wireless, Apple, Got Milk?, Isaac Jewelers and 138 Water. Throughout her illustrious modeling career, she has featured on the covers of magazines like 'L'Officiel', 'Maxim', 'FHM', and 'Esquire'.
Rise to Stardom
Natalia Barulich, who is equally talented as a singer, dancer and model, performed in professional ballet when she was young. While she decided to ditch ballet later on, she pursued her career as a DJ and also took modeling assignments from prestigious brands throughout her career. She earned success as a model early on and has featured on the covers of 'L'Officiel', 'Maxim', 'FHM', and 'Esquire' magazines. She is a Guess model who has appeared in global advertising campaigns for lingerie and swimwear. She was the principal actress on Mercedes Benz's award-winning advertisement 'Bespoke', as well as for ads by Air France. Apart from that, she has appeared as a model for ads by Samsung, Target, Verizon Wireless, Apple, Got Milk?, Isaac Jewelers and 138 Water. Nevertheless, it is the music video for Maluma's song 'Felices los 4' which earned her most fame, in part due to their romance that followed a few months later. She has also appeared on music videos by artist like Britney Spears, Calvin Harris and Jencarlos Canela. She is also a social media star with 2.2 million followers on Instagram.
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In early 2016, Natalia Barulich formed the female DJ duo 'Atmsphre' with her friend Esther Anaya, who is a classically trained violinist and has worked with stars like Kanye West, Rihanna and Cristian Castro. She performed as the vocalist for the band, while both contributed to the lyrics. Natalia and Esther first met after being hired separately as a dancer and a violinist for a Bat Mitzvah to be the Atmsphre Music & Dancers seven years before they formed the duo. They chose the name of their duo from the place of their first meeting. Their debut performance was at the Winter Music Conference in Miami in March 2015. They have since then performed around the world in locations from Los Angeles to Bali to Morocco. They were the featured entertainment at the Guess Gala in Barcelona in 2016, and perform regularly at the Encore Beach Club and Intrigue.
Family & Personal Life
Natalia Barulich was born on January 13, 1992 in California, United States. She started singing in the choir when she was five or six years old, and has been interested in music and dance from a very early age. Coming from a musical family, she has performed in musical theatre as well. She trained in ballet dancing for 16 years and also performed as a professional ballerina for 5 years.
Natalia Barulich has been in a relationship with singer-songwriter Maluma, real name Juan Luis Londoño Arias, since 2017. They met on the set of the music video for his song 'Felices los 4', on which she was the featured model. They became good friends quickly, and while Maluma later stated that it was love at first sight for him, the two remained focused on their individual careers for some time, before they began dating officially. They soon adopted a Pomeranian puppy named Princesa Julieta, for which they also created a separate Instagram account. His fans were already speculating about his budding romance with Natalia, and during an interview on Telemundo's 'Al Rojo Vivo' in early 2018, Maluma officially confirmed that they were dating.
A few days later, on January 28, 2018, she shared a picture of them together for the first time on Twitter. However, they waited until April 2018 year to make their relationship on Instagram official. In June 2018, they celebrated their anniversary on a private jet.