Ricky Martin makes a grand entrance at the red carpet for the amFAR Inspiration Gala, Friday in Sao Paolo in Brazil as he posed for photographers together with his new boyfriend Jwan Yosef. This is the first time that the couple made a public appearance together and they did in style walking hand-in-hand down the lane.
The 44-year old Martin even posted their picture on his Instagram account with a simple caption “Yup,” and then followed it up with another picture with “we cleaned up good,” as its caption thanking amFAR for inviting them to the said event.
Yosef picked up where Martin left with his caption “Kick A**,” Obviously referring to the production number of his partner. Entertainment Tonight reported that Martin was previously involved in a three-year relationship with stockbroker Carlos Gonzalez Abella, before splitting in 2014.
The couple walked the red carpet in black suits and People Magazine reported that Yosef, 32, is a painter who was born in Syria, raised Swedish and now lives in London. Martin is a father of seven-year old twins through a surrogate named Matteo and Valentino and in Oct. 2014 Martin hinted that he wanted a little girl to complete their family.
“A daddy’s little girl,” Martin said.
The two really chose the perfect event to come out into the open to reveal their relationship as the amFAR Inspiration Gala was co-hosted by Givenchy’s creative director Ricardo Tisci and model/actress Naomi Campbell.
It was also where designer Marc Jacobs presented Kate Moss with the amFAR Award of Inspiration. Dsquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten also accepted the amFAR Award of Inspiration.
Martin began his career at age thirteen 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 and is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market.
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