Ricky Martin just announced his engagement

Laura Hampson November 16, 2016
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef attend the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

Ricky Martin has just announced he is engaged to conceptual artist, Jwan Yosef.

Martin was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show when he broke the news.

“You’re in love?” Ellen asked. “I am so happy for you.”

Degeneres then asked to know all about Martin’s partner, including where he lived.

“Well, now he lives with me,” the 44-year-old said, blushing. “He’s a conceptual artist and I’m a collector. I started looking for art and I saw his and I just went crazy for it. It was really original and so I contacted him.”

“And then you collected him,” Ellen joked.

That’s when Martin uttered the line that broke a thousand hearts, “We just got engaged.”

“We’ve been together for about a year,” Martin continued. “I proposed. Instead of saying’Will you marry me?’ i said ‘I’ve got you something!’ Bad. I said, I want to spend my life with you. And he said, ‘What is the question?'”

Ricky Martin steps onto the red carpet with new boyfriend

“And then, you know, it was very beautiful and then 30 minutes after I said, ‘Wait, did you say yes?’ and he said he did.”

Yosef has already had a taste of the spotlight since igniting the flame with Martin. When Martin first appeared with Yosef on the red carpet in April this year, naked pictures of Yosef emerged online.


The photos are apparently part of an art project.

Martin famously adopted twins eight years ago, Matteo and Valentina. When Degeneres asked if Yosef got along with them he said, “they love each other, it’s been perfect.”

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Along with the engagement, Matin also announced he’s taking up a residency in Vegas.

“I’m going to be in Vegas. I have a residency in Vegas! I’m really happy,” the Latino singer said.

To cap off the whole affair, Degeneres did what she does best at and gave her audience tickets to his show and a two night stay in Vegas.

Congrats to the happy couple.


Related topics: Gay, gay marriage, gay wedding, Ricky Martin, US

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