Ricky Martin has been a heart-throb for as long as we can remember, but he’s officially off the market now that he’s announced his engagement for Arab artist Jwan Yosef.
Born Enrique “Ricky” Martín Morales is a Puerto Ricansinger, actor and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. In late 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed “The Cup of Life” at the 41st Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released “Livin’ la Vida Loca” which helped him obtain enormous success worldwide.
Interview with Larry King Live
The Puerto Rican star and heart-throb came out in 2010, and has been vocal in his support for gay rights and same-sex marriages. In an interview with Larry King Live, Martin said, “Everything about saying that I am gay feels right, if I’d known how good it was going to feel, I would have done it ten years ago.”
He announced his engagement to Arab artist Jwan Yosef while on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The two had been dating since April 2016. The Grammy winner gushed that he was in love with the Syrian-born, Swedish-raised 32-year-old, whom he met over a year ago through his conceptual paintings. The two made their social media debut on March 30th in Tokyo and their red carpet debut on April 15th in São Paulo. The Central Saint Martins grad is excited to be a stepfather to Ricky’s eight-year-old twins sons Matteo and Valentino.
Ricky Martin had other big news in store
This was not it. Ricky Martin had other big news in store! While still on the Ellen DeGeneres show, he popped another surprise on the crowd with the announcement that he would be doing a series of performances at the 5200-seat Park Theater inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Vegas, and after that, he will be taking his One World Tour to the Figali Convention Center in Panama City!
Big things are in store for Ricky Martin, and for someone who has been a heartthrob of millions over the years with his deep voice and chiseled body, it is good to see him so in love and finally settling down with the love of his life, and continuing to perform and do what he loves!