Ricky Martin Announces Engagement


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Ricky Martin and Syrian-Swedish artist Jwan Yosef are engaged.

The “Livin’ la Vida Loca” star announced the happy news during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Wednesday telling the host how nervous he was before he went down on bended knee.

“I proposed,” Martin beamed to the talk show favorite. “I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I took out the little, not a box, I just had it in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying ‘would you marry me’ I said, ‘I got you something!’ Bad. And then he was like, ‘yes.’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you’ and he was like, ‘what is the question?’ ‘Would you marry me?’ That’s it.

“It was very beautiful and then thirty minutes after I said did you said yes. Yes, he said ‘yes’.”

Martin and his conceptual artist beau have been together officially since January but have known each other for more than a year, meeting after the singer started to collect Jwan’s work.

Prior to finding love with his fiance Martin, who came out in 2010, became a dad to sons Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother in 2008.

“Yeah they love each other, it’s been perfect Ellen. It’s been really special,” he gushed.

News of his engagement wasn’t the only exciting thing the singer had to share with his fans; the 44-year-old also announced he’d be starting a Las Vegas residency. While no dates have yet been confirmed, tickets go on sale on Monday.

He also invited all of the show’s audience members to his new Sin City show, with DeGeneres explaining they’d all be gifted with tickets and a two-night stay in Vegas hotel the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.


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