Ricky Martin (51) and her husband Jwan Yosef (38) met eight years ago through the social network Instagram. The musician and the Swedish-Syrian artist began exchanging messages based on their common interests and their love for art.

Ricky was scrolling when he came across a piece of Jwan’s art and instantly contacted him. They talked daily for six monthswithout even hearing the other’s voice: We were talking about art, nothing sexy. He used to live in London and I traveled to meet him. game over”, joked the Puerto Rican in a radio interview with Andy Cohen.

After several months, they met and immediately fell in love. This relationship was crucial for the singer to decide to tell about his sexual choices.

After rumors of romance that were awarded to the interpreter, in April 2016 both They decided to make their engagement official. posing together at the gala amFARwhere they appeared holding hands and showed off their budding relationship.

“I was a closet gay who made my partners hide. I had relationships with other men who were in the closet and I had other relationships with men who were not in the closet, but they returned to the closet because of me”, he confessed in dialogue with Attitude and asserted that thanks to Jwan he was able to encourage himself to ‘be who he is’. Exactly seven months later, Ricky Martin shared the news of their engagement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin.

How was the marriage proposal?

“I proposed to her. I was very nervous, but I knelt down and took out the little metal box, which was inside a little velvet bag. Instead of saying ‘will you marry me’ I said ‘I have something for you!’”, Ricky recalled between nervous laughs in said interview.

And he added: “I told him: ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you’ and he answered me: ‘what is the question?’. ‘Will you marry me?’ I told him again, and that was it. It was a beautiful thing. After half an hour I asked her again if she had said yes. And yes, she had.

Jwan Yosef, Ricky Martin and their four children.

in 2017 They got married in a private and impromptu ceremony where only his parents and a judge were present. The big party hasn’t arrived yet, but Ricky and Jwan already they built their family with the arrival of their children: Lucía Martín Yosef and Renn Martín Yosef, and the singer’s children born in 2009, Valentino and Matteo.

Who is Jwan Yosef, the man Ricky Martín chose to start a family

jwan Yosef is 38 years old and was born in Syria in 1984. He is a renowned Swedish painter, of Syrian origin, who lived and worked in London for most of his life. He was born into a family crossed by religionwith a Muslim Kurdish father and an Orthodox Christian Armenian mother.

Jwan Yosef in his art gallery.

As an artist, he held various exhibitions that caught the attention of the public and experts, and became a one of the most notable contemporary artists. After several successes, Yosef was invited to collaborate with important art references such as Nastasja Loutchko, Josef Bull and Petr Davydtchenka.

This is how they announced their divorce six years after their marriage

“After careful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity, for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple in these wonderful years.“, confirmed Ricky Martin on Thursday, July 6.

The ex-marriage published a joint statement in which they assured: “Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to continue raising our children together, preserving the respect and love we have for each other”.

In closing, they added: “As always, we appreciate all the love and support we have received during our marriage. We are in total tranquility and peace to begin this chapter of our lives.”

Both share ownership of Lucy (5) and Renn (4). It should be noted that the twins Matteo (15) and valentine (15) will continue to be bred by Ricky as a single parent

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