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Ricky Martin: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation : singer
  • Real name: Enrique José Martín Morales
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Friday, December 24, 1971 (age: 49 years old)
  • Country: Puerto Rico

Born on December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin, whose real name is Enrique José Martín Morales, appears in commercials from the age of 6. Passionate about singing and acting from an early age, he multiplies his lessons.

At the age of 13, he began his career in a Latin boy band, Menudo, which was a huge success. Nevertheless, in 1989 he decided to embark on a solo career. He sold 35 million albums thanks to unforgettable titles including Maria (Un, Dos, Tres), Livin’ la vida loca, and The cup of life/La copa de la vida, the anthem of the 1998 Football World Cup.

Ricky Martin also made several notable television appearances, including the telenovela Por siempre amigos in 1987, the General Hospital series in 1994 and the Broadway musical Les Misérables in 1996. More recently, he has appeared in the musicals Glee and in March 2012 in Evita on Broadway. At the beginning of August 2012, he signed with the American television group Universal Television and announced the upcoming creation of his own series across the Atlantic in which he will play the lead role. The singer is also known for his commitment to humanitarian causes. Ambassador of Unicef, he is very sensitive to the cause of underprivileged children and has proven it on several occasions through the launch of foundations: People for Children, then the Ricky Martin Foundation Child Development and Prevention Center which helps children on his native island.

In terms of privacy, the handsome Latino revealed his homosexuality at the end of March 2010 in a message published on his blog. In 2008, he became the father of twins Valentino and Matteo, born of a surrogate mother. In June 2011, he revealed to the media that he was engaged to Carlos Gonzalez Abella, his partner of three years. At the end of 2011, he obtains Spanish nationality with the avowed goal of marrying his partner, because Spain allows same-sex marriage, unlike Puerto Rico. But the couple separates in 2014. Ricky Martin finds love again on the arm of an artist 12 years his junior, Jwan Yosef, in April 2016. The couple get engaged a few months later in November. In January 2018, Ricky Martin reveals that he married Jwan Yosef in an intimate ceremony. On January 1, 2019, he announces on Instagram the birth of their daughter Lucia, born of surrogate mother a few days earlier. On October 29, 2019, Ricky Martin announces on his Instagram account the birth of a boy, Renn, also born of surrogate mother.

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