Facts About Ricky Martin: The Singer’s Age, Husband, Songs, Kids & Career Explained

July 20, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Ricky Martin.

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Ricky Martin was one of the biggest pop stars on the planet in the late 1990s.

The Puerto Rican singer and actor has been dubbed the “King of Latin Pop” and is one of the best-selling artists in the world.

He began his career appearing in television commercials at the age of 9 and began playing music at age 12, as a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo.

He began his solo career in 1991 and by the end of the decade he had become an international star thanks to hits such as “She Bangs”, “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, “Nobody Wants to be Lonely” and ” Private Emotion”.

  1. How old is Ricky Martin and where is he from?

    Ricky Martin in 1999

    Ricky Martin in 1999.

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    Ricky Martin was born Enrique Martín Morales.

    He was born on December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He celebrated his 50th birthday in 2021.

    Her mother, Doña Nereida Morales, is a former accountant, while her father, Enrique Martín Negroni, is a former psychologist. His parents divorced when he was two, but he was raised by both parents.

  2. Who is Ricky Martin’s husband and how many children does he have?

    Ricky Martin and her husband Jwan Yosef

    Ricky Martin and her husband Jwan Yosef.

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    Ricky Martin has previously dated women, including Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán and Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba.

    In 2008, Ricky became a father to twin boys named Matteo and Valentino who were born through surrogacy.

    In March 2010, Ricky publicly came out as gay via a post on his website, stating, “I’m proud to say I’m a lucky gay man. I’m very lucky to be who I am.”

    He dated Puerto Rican economist Carlos González Abella from 2010 to 2014, as his first relationship with a man after coming out as gay.

    In 2016, he confirmed a relationship with the Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yosef. Ricky later revealed he met Yosef on Instagram.

    Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef with their sons Matteo and Valentino

    Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef with their sons Matteo and Valentino.

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    In 2018, he revealed he had secretly married Yosef, saying, “I’m a husband, but we’re having a big party in a few months, I’ll let you know.”

    In December of the same year, they announced that they had welcomed their first daughter together, named Lucia Martin-Yosef. In 2019, they welcomed a son, named Renn Martin-Yosef.

  3. What legal issues has Ricky Martin had?

    In 2022, Puerto Rican police issued a restraining order against Ricky Martin.

    Police say the petitioner, whose identity has not been released, went to court to file a complaint against Martin.

    Martin and his representatives have denied the allegations, saying the restraining order was issued based on “totally false” allegations.

    A few days later, it was reported that the petitioner was Martin’s 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez. If convicted, Martin could face up to 50 years in prison for incest.

    Martin’s attorney said “unfortunately the person who made this claim is struggling with serious mental health issues” and said of the claim that “the idea is not just wrong, she’s disgusting.”

    The singer’s brother, Eric Martin, uploaded a video in Spanish to social media in his defense, in which he said the nephew suffered from mental health issues and was estranged from the family.

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