Ricky Martin and his husband, Jwan Yosef, are divorcing after six years of marriage. The couple shared the news in a joint Instagram post on July 6: “For some time, we have considered transforming our relationship, and it is after careful consideration that we have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity for our children preserving and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all of these wonderful years. Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on our genuine friendship as we continue the joint upbringing of our children. As always, we thank you for all the love and support we received throughout our marriage. We are united in nurturing this new chapter of our lives.” Martin also posted the statement in Spanish on his social media platforms.
Martin, 51, and Yosef, 38, first shared the news with People in a joint statement. Martin and Yosef share two kids: daughter Lucia, 5, and son Renn, 4. Martin also has 15-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, and People noted he’ll “continue to raise [them] as a single parent.” The couple first met via Instagram in 2015 before making their relationship official at a 2016 gala for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. They connected IRL for the first time six months later in London, and were engaged in 2016. Marti and Yosef were married in 2018, and welcomed their children together soon after.
Born in Syria and raised in Sweden, Yosef is an accomplished painter and artist who just opened a new studio in Los Angeles. Martin was recently cast in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “Palm Royale”, featuring Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Carol Burnett and Allison Janney. In October, the singer is set to kick off The Trilogy Tour across North America with co-headliners Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias.
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