Ricky Martin shows off his stunning LA home with fiance and children
Ricky Martin, husband-to-be Jwan Yosef and their two sons have opened up their LA home for a glossy magazine shoot.
The family revealed the interior of their home in LA to Architectural Digest magazine.
Ricky has two twin sons born to a surrogate mother, who he raises with Jwan,after coming out in an emotional letter to fans in 2010, despite many years of denials and speculation.
The Livin’ Da Vida Loca singer lives with his family in California for part of the year, and the rest of the year back in his native Puerto Rico.
The pair moved to the 3,000-square-foot pad several years ago.
Jean, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, told the magazine: “We were considering living in London or New York City, but then we decided to rent in Los Angeles for a month, to get a feel for the vibe.”
He added: “LA totally caught us off guard—we loved it. By the end of the month, we knew we wanted to be here.”
The happy couple clearly bonded over their taste in interiors.
Ricky praised his other half’s for the house’s stylish appearance, saying: “Jwan has impeccable taste, so I give him most of the credit for how good everything looks”.
The couple are due to get married soon, but could face challenges following Donald Trump’s ban in people from six majority-Muslim countries.
Where the couple will tie the know has become a very political issue following the order by US president Donald Trump.
“Planning a wedding is super overwhelming,” he told Ocean Drive magazine.
“We want to do it right, hopefully next spring. We’ll do the three-day event as I call it.
“We still don’t know where we will do it, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico or in Sweden, where my fiancé is from, or in Spain, where I am also from.”
While husband-to-be Jwan grew up in Sweden, he was born in Syria, where many of his family still live.
The happy couple could be prevented from marrying in the place they call home, America, due to President Trump’s draconian order banning people from the country entering the US.
“We also have to deal with the fact that most of my fiancé’s family is from Syria,” he said.
“So maybe they won’t be able to come into this country.
“So we might consider doing it in Stockholm or in Spain. We don’t know yet, but it’s going to be a great event.”
Their family life, aside from Trump’s meddling, is an ideal image of the modern family.
“People will be talking about it,” Rick opened up.
“We’re a modern family, and I think people need to see, and I want to normalise the beauty of our family.
“That’s why I’m making it public and I am going to share my wedding with the world.”
The singer has said he is much happier after he came out as gay.
Reflecting on why he spent most of his career in the closet, he told CBS Sunday Morning:”I struggled so much… it was extremely painful.”
Asked why he didn’t come out sooner, the former altar boy added: “I was afraid… I was afraid of rejection, unfortunately.
“For many years, a lot of people told me that my feelings were evil. What you’re feeling is not godly, that I’m not a good person if I’m feeling this.
“No more of that, I’m a good person, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me. I’ve been the happiest man ever since.”
Asked if Martin’s younger self would be proud of him now, he said: “Now he is proud. He wasn’t that proud a few years ago, but now he is proud.”