Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef welcome baby daughter
Ricky Martin has announced the birth of a baby daughter.
The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer announced the birth of his first child on New Year’s Day.
The singer, who has been married to Jwan Yosef since January 2018, announced in an Instagram post that the pair had welcomed daughter Lucia Martin-Yosef.
Ricky Martin already has two ten-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, who were born in 2008 via a surrogate.
In an Instagram post, he said: “We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef.
“It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us.
“Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia ❤.”
The star, who turned 47 on December 24, added in Spanish that it has “undoubtedly been a unique birthday and celebration of Christmas in our lives, adding: “[We are] grateful to be able to start this 2019 with the best gift we could receive, the gift of life.”
Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, posted the same statement in Arabic.
Fans rushed to congratulate the family on the happy surprise news.
One fan wrote: “I’m so happy for you both,” while others expressed their joy at the announcement.
Ricky Martin: My children inspired me to come out
The singer previously said the birth of his sons was a turning point that motivated him to come out publicly.
He told The Daily Show host Trevor Noah: “I had my kids, and then I said: ‘I have to come out – I mean, am I going to lie to these beautiful kids?’
The star came out in a letter in 2010, ending years of intense media speculation about his sexuality.
He added: “I always say this, I wish I could come out again. Because it felt amazing. That moment when I wrote the letter and I posted it on Twitter, and I pressed send.
“The freedom, the feeling of liberation was so powerful, that’s what I mean by saying I wish I could come out again because it just felt amazing.
“And then after that, people coming to me and saying thank you so much for coming out. Because of you I understand my father better. I understand my sister better.
“So it’s an important thing to do.”