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