Ricky Martin proposed to his boyfriend of one year, Jwan Yosef, and the happy couple are now engaged! But was Ricky Martin previously married? Read on to find out about Ricky Martin’s past relationships.
Congratulations are in order for the Spanish singing sensation, Ricky Martin! In latest news, the 44-year-old star proposed to his Syrian-Swedish boyfriend, and the handsome pair is now officially engaged! The “Livin’ la Vida Loca” hitmaker broke millions of hearts across the world, with the announcement of his engagement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although the Puerto Rican crooner publicly came out as gay in 2010, he was in a relationship with a woman. Martin had dated Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba on-and-off for over 14 years, and the former couple has two adorable eight-year-old twin boys via surrogate. Here is everything you need to know about the mother of Ricky Martin’s kids, who Ricky Martin was married to, as well as Ricky Martin’s wedding!
Ricky Martin Proposed to Boyfriend Jwan Yosef
The “She Bangs” singer broke the exciting news of his engagement, when he made an appearance on comedien Ellen DeGeneres’ popular talk show on Wednesday, November 16. He confessed, “We just got engaged. I proposed. I was really nervous. But I got on my knees, and I took out —not a box— I just had them in a little velvet pouch.” The handsome singer was visibly flustered as he admitted, “Instead of saying, ‘Will you marry me?’ I said, ‘I got you something.’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you.’ And he was like, ‘What is the question?’ [I said] ‘Would you marry me?'” Obviously, Martin’s artist boyfriend, replied with a resounding yes!
Describing his wedding proposal as “very beautiful,” Martin flaunted his engagement band, and revealed that the lovebirds are already living together. He tried to conceal his joy, albeit unsuccessfully, and laughed, “He’s a conceptual artist, and I’m a collector. So I started looking for art, and I saw his art, and I went crazy because I love what he does, really original, and I contacted him — and then I collected him.” Awww, isn’t that adorable?
Ricky Martin Almost Popped the Question to Ex-Girlfriend Rebecca de Alba
After Martin’s music career had taken off in the late 1990s, his legions of loyal fans were naturally curious about his dating timeline and personal relationships. In the early 2000s, Martin was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Mexican model and TV presenter Rebecca de Alba. The couple were together for a little over 14 years, and Martin has admitted that he even considered proposing to his then-girlfriend. The former flames are parents to eight-year-old twin sons Valentino Martin and Matteo Martin, born via surrogacy. Ricky Martin’s fiancé, Jwan Yosef, gets along well with both boys.
As Martin rose to prominence, his deep voice and chiseled good looks amassed a massive fan following, prompting speculations about his sexual orientation. He was frequently questioned about his sexual preferences in interviews. After initially responding to questions by stating that he should not have to disclose his sexuality, Martin publicly come out of the closet on his web site in 2010. He released a statement that read, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.”
After Ricky Martin and Rebecca de Alba split up, The Voice Australia judge disclosed that he was in a relationship with a man on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Subsequently, it was revealed that Martin’s boyfriend was an economist named Carlos González Abella but the couple called it quits in 2014. However, things for the better for Martin, as he is now happliy engaged to Jwan Yosef. The two definitely give us relationship goals, and we can’t wait for Ricky Martin’s wedding!