Ricky Martin Announces He Has Married Jwan Yosef

Singer and actor Ricky Martin confirmed his marriage during an interview with E! News at the premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Ricky Martin & partner Jwan Yosef

Ricky Martin has confirmed that he has married his partner Jwan Yosef.

There was speculation that the pair had wed when Martin and Yosef appeared in a video for the Architectural Digest where he introduced Jwan as his husband.

The pair publically announced their relationship in April 2016. Martin said that they met through their mutual involvement in the art world- Ricky being a collector and Jwan as a painter and artist.

Martin had previously spoken about how it was he who popped the question: “I proposed. I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I took out the little, not a box, I just had them in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying, ‘Will you marry me?’ 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… It was very beautiful. And then like 30 minutes after, I said, ‘Wait, did you say yes?’ Yes, he said yes.”


Martin and Yosef with their 8-year-old children at the premiere of Star Wars Rogue One

The singer did not disclose details such as when the pair wed but he did say that they will be having a big party in a few months. He previously spoke about putting the wedding on hold as he had a Las Vegas residency, he told ET, “We’re going to elope and then let’s see what happens. I always dreamt of a three-day wedding. I don’t know what’s going to happen! Let’s see.”


At the premiere of American Crime Story: The Assination of Gianni Versace, Ricky spoke to E! News saying:

“I’m a husband,” the singer turned actor proclaimed, “but we’re doing a heavy party in a couple of months.

“We’ve exchanged vows and we have signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything”.

“I can’t wait to introduce him as [my husband]” he told an E! News reporter at the premiere of American Crime Story season 2, “It feels amazing”

He went on to say that the celebratory party will be held in the next few months and will be run over three days.

Martin is playing Versaces partner in season two of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. The series has landed some controversy from the Versace family over the authenticity of events depicted.

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