Having gone public with his engagement, Ricky Martin has opened up some details about his wedding.
Ricky Martin has recently announced he has been engaged with his boyfriend and now fiancee Jwan Yosef on Ellen DeGeneres . The ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ singer admitted he is the one who popped the question first.
“I proposed. I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I took out the little metal box I just had it in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying ‘Will you marry me?’” he said. “I said, ‘I got you something!’ Bad. And then he was like, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you’ and he was like, ‘What is the question?,’ ‘Would you marry me?’ That’s it.”
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef have been dating for more than a year. The singer being an art collector himself saw Yosef’s art work, liked it and looked him up.
“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,” Martin says with a laugh.
Just days after Ricky Martin’s engagement announcement, he exclusively told People what to expect from his wedding. The singer wanted to incorporate both the aspects of their culture. Ricky Martin is of Puerto Rican-Spanish race, while his fiancee was born in Syria and raised in Sweden.
“This [wedding] is going to be Middle Eastern and Latin crazy all at once. It’s going to be one loud wedding!”, the singer exclaimed.
The award winning Grammy artist first made a public appearance with his fiancee earlier this year when they both attended an event in São Paulo, Brazil. Reports said the two were not just simply walking down the red carpet together — they were also proudly holding hands.
Ricky Martin is a proud father to his twins Matteo and Valentino, born via surrogate. He had first opened up about his sexuality back in 2010. The singer admitted to dating other males including Carlos Gonzales Abella whom he broke up with in 2014.