Is Ricky Martin done with livin’ la vida loca? Because he’s engaged to Jwan Yosef y’all!
The 44-year-old Latin heartthrob announced the happy news during his recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He proudly showed off engagement ring and shared about how nervous he was when he popped the question.
“I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I got out the little — not a box, I just had [the rings] in a little velvet pouch — and instead of saying, ‘Would you marry me,’ I said, ‘I got you something!’” he told the talk show host.
Both Martin and his 32-year-old Syrian-Swedish artist have been dating over a year, after the hunky singer came across Yosef’s art collection and loved it. “He’s a conceptual artist and I’m a collector. I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original,” Martin gushed. “And then I contacted him.”
“And then you collected him,” Ellen DeGeneres joked.
“I had no idea what he looked like, and then I saw what he looked like, and I was like, yeah,” recalled Martin. Once the rush of the proposal had subsided, the entertainer had to double check with Yosef. It apparently took him 30 minutes to realise that his new fiance had said yes.
Also excited by the exciting news are Martin’s 8-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, who are ready to welcome Yosef as their stepfather. “They love each other. It’s perfect, Ellen. It’s been really special,” he added.
Here’s Martin telling DeGeneres about his proposal:
Congrats to the happy couple ;)
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