On Larry King Live Thursday night, Gloria Estefan shrugged off criticism from some Cuban-Americans that she and her husband were letting down the Latin music stars' Republican supporters by hosting President Barack Obama in a fundraiser in their Miami Beach home.
Estefan said she is not registered with either party and that she and her husband, Emilio, remain nonpartisan.
"It was an honor to have President Obama here, and I support him -- he's in a tough position," she said. "I think anybody that took over this country at the moment that he did is going to go through a lot."
Estefan, who wore a white sheath, said Republicans and Democrats attended the fundraiser, and she had a chance to talk to the president about repression against Cuban dissidents.
"It was a wonderful night," she said.