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Sold 70 million records worldwide, Ricky Martin is gay and a father of three.

Relationship Facts of Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is married to Jwan Yosef {Compare Couple}.
He is father of Three (Matteo Martin, Valentino Martin, Lucia Martin-Yosef).
Ricky Martin is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

What is the relationship of Ricky Martin?

Ricky Martin had a short-lived affair with former Argentine tennis star, Gabriela Sabatini in 1992. In her later interviews, she would term it as the craziest love of her life. They had also reportedly got engaged for a week as well. Martin started going out with Mexican model and television presenter, Rebecca de Alba.

They had their share of heartbreaks in the course of their relationship including her miscarriage, while she was pregnant with his son. Even, after their separation, they remained on good terms and he even called her the perfect woman in his memoirs.

Ricky started going out with American actress Lilly Melgar in February 1994. They had grown close while working on the TV series, General Hospital. They dated for a couple of months before their hectic schedule took its toll. Ricky Martin started going out with model Adriana Biega in April 1998.

They had first met while shooting for the music video of his song, La Bomba, in which Adriana was cast. They went out for about a year before breaking up on amicable terms. He was in a relationship with the stylist, Maital Saban in 2000. They made their relationship public by walking the red carpet together at the Grammy Awards held in the same year. Their relationship fizzled out a couple of months after the awards. Ricky Martin started dating Latvian model Ines Misan by the start of 2001.

They had known each other for more than a year before becoming an item. The rumors of them being a couple started circulating after they were spotted together at a music festival in San Remo. They made their relationship public by posing on the red carpet at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala in New York City.

He dated Nathan Lane, they were seen hanging out with Lane and they were even pictured partying at Disco Central in New York City. Ricky Martin started dating businessman Carlos Gonzalez in 2010. He made his relationship public at the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony as he thanked Carlos in his award acceptance speech. In December 2014, the rumors of their relationship coming to an end had started swirling around due to his cryptic tweets. In January 2015, he finally issued a statement revealing that he and Carlos have separated.

Ricky met his life partner Jwan Yosef, who is a Swedish painter of Syrian origin on Instagram. He had found his art while scrolling and sent a message of appreciation. After that, they chatted on social media for around 6 months before Ricky went to London to meet him.

The rumors of them dating started circling around in April 2016 after they were first spotted looking cozy in Japan and then, on a beach outing in Malibu. They made their red carpet debut as a couple in the same month at amfAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paolo. In November 2016, they had got engaged. He had proposed to Yosef in September. They were married by January 2018.

On December 31, 2018, it became public knowledge that Jwan and Ricky have welcomed a daughter named Lucía Martin-Yosef.

Who is Ricky Martin?

Ricky Martin is a famous Puerto Rican singer who is widely regarded as the “King of Latin Pop”.

Likely, he released a couple of albums in Spanish before he was chosen to compose ‘La Copa de la Vida’ (The Cup of Life) as the official theme of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Ricky Martin: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Ricky Martin was born on 24th December 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His birth name is Enrique Martín Morales.

His father’s name is Enrique Martín Negroni (psychologist) and his mother’s name is  Nereida Morales (accountant).

Whereas, his parents divorced when he was just two, after which he shuffled between his father’s home and paternal grandparents’ house during childhood.

He has five siblings namely, Fernando Morales, Vanessa Martín, Ángel Fernández Morales, Daniel Martín, and Eric Martin. Ricky holds American- Puerto Rican- Spanish citizenship and mixed (Puerto Rican- Basque- Spanish- Catalan- Corsican) ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn.

In which school did Ricky Martin attend?

Talking about Ricky’s education history, he attended Tisch School Of The Arts. He dropped out of college and moved to Mexico to perform onstage in ‘Mama Ama el Rock’ and act in the Mexican telenovela ‘Alcanzar Una Estrella’.

Ricky Martin: Professional Life, Career

Talking about his profession, he was selected for the Latin boy band Menudo in 1984 after three auditions and gave his first performance a month later at the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center, San Juan. He traveled around the world as the band’s lead singer for the next five years, performing in various languages.

Additionally, he released his debut solo Spanish-language album ‘Ricky Martin’ in 1991, under Sony Discos, which became a hit on the Latin charts. Later, he acted in ABC’s soap opera ‘General Hospital’ in 1995, and ‘Les Miserables’, a Broadway production in 1996.

Whereas, his third album ‘A Medio Vivir’ came out in 1995 and became a turning point of his life as it sold over 3 million copies worldwide. In the same year, he lent his voice in the Spanish version of the Disney animated film ‘Hercules’. In the year 1998, he recorded his fourth album ‘Vuelve’, which hit No. 1 on Billboard Top Latin Albums, apart from becoming his first album to figure in the top 40 on the US Billboard 200.

In 2000, he established the child advocacy organization, Ricky Martin Foundation, to promote children’s well-being and fight child exploitation and child trafficking.

Similarly, he compiled his greatest Spanish-language hits on the 2001 album ‘La Historia’. His 2005 album ‘Life’ marked his return to English-language pop, which proved more successful in French-speaking nations, especially France.

Eventually, he traveled the globe with his ‘One Night Only with Ricky Martin’ tour in 2006, performing in Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Africa.

In between, he performed at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He recorded his blockbuster ‘MTV Unplugged’ concert in 2006, which was released on both CD and DVD formats.

Moreover, he released his chart-topping album ‘Musica + Alma + Sexo’ in 2011, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums. He also made a special appearance on an episode of Fox TV’s show ‘Glee’ in 2012.
Therefore, he released his first children’s book ‘Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars in 2013.  In 2014, he embarked on the ‘Mexican One World Tour’ and ended the concert at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Central American Caribbean Games.

Awards, Nomination

He won the Male Entertainer of the Year at Special Achievement Award in 2000, he won the Outstanding Music Artist (Spanish Language) GLAAD Media Award.

Likewise, he won Best Music International at Golden Camera, he also won the Favorite Male Artist at International Award in 2006.

Similarly, he won Best Male at MTV Europe Music Award.  He won Best Pop Video for Ricky Martin: Livin’ la Vida Loca (1999) at MTV Video Music Awards.

How much does Ricky Martin earn?

He has an estimated net worth of around $120 million as of 2023, and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Ricky Martin: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

There was a rumor that Ricky Martin dated Colombian singer Maluma and Gugu Liberato in 1997. Martin was RUMORed to have hooked up with Victoria’s Secret supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio towards the end of 2004. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.

How tall is Ricky Martin?

Ricky Martin has a height of 6 feet and he weighs 82Kg. Additionally, his chest, waist, and biceps size is 44-33-15.5 inches respectively. Ricky’s hair color is black and his eyes color is dark brown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Being a Puerto Rican singer, Ricky Mertin has a huge fan following rate. He has been active in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 12.1M followers on his Facebook. Around 20.4M followers on his Twitter, he has around 14.8M followers on his Instagram.

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