Ricky Martin has confirmed that he has secretly married his long-term partner, Jwan Yosef.
The 46-year-old “Livin’ La Vida Loca” star announced the happy news to E! on the red carpet of his new television show American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
“It feels amazing! I can’t introduce him as my fiancé. I can’t. He’s my husband. He’s my man,” the Puerto Rican star revealed.
He also mentioned that the pair will have a “huge party” to celebrate the union properly, after getting married in secret. “The typical three-day party, the dinner, the rehearsal, the party and the recovery. You’ll be the first to know.”
Ricky and Jwan, a 33-year-old conceptual artist have been together since 2016, getting engaged in November of that year when Ricky got down on one knee.
The couple raise Ricky’s nine-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino together, and they frequently appear together on magazines. Ricky had previously revealed that he deliberately lives his life in the spotlight in a bid to normalise same-sex unions.
“I want people to look at me and see a family and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with that.’ It’s part of my mission,” said Ricky Martin. “It’s part of my kids’ mission as well. My kids ask me about having two daddies and I tell them we are a part of a modern family.
“This is a beautiful sense of freedom.”