Sen. Rubio’s brother-in-law donned blue banana hammock in ‘Couples Retreat’

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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If this movie poster is any indication, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s sister is one lucky lady.

In a new book about the Florida senator, “The Rise of Marco Rubio,” a little-known fact about his family tree is revealed: Rubio’s brother-in-law, Carlos Ponce, played the Speedo-wearing yoga instructor in the 2009 movie “Couples Retreat.”

The comedy, directed by Jon Favreau and starring the fast-talking Vince Vaughn, was critically panned — it received a mere 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — but grossed $171 million worldwide.

In a film devoid of many laughs, Ponce’s yoga-instructing character provided some of the comic relief by performing sexually suggestive stretching moves on the wives of the male characters who are on a vacation to revive their marriages.

The Puerto Rican actor’s other credits include “Deuce Bigelow: European Gigilo,” and a recurring role on the long-lived television series “7th Heaven,” according to the Internet Movie Database.

(h/t Chris Moody)

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