Sorry Ladies! Ricky Martins Is Engaged to His Gay Lover • 'I Want to Spend My Whole Life With Him'


Sad news for you ladies (and gents). Your one-time man crush, Ricky Martins, is off the market.

Ricky officially announced his engagement to Arab artist Jwan Yosef on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It's a first for the Puerto Rican pop star - who came out of the closet as gay in 2010.

The 44-year-old singer proudly showed off his engagement band as he happily discussed the engagement details with Ellen.


The Grammy winner gushed that he was in love with his Syrian-born, Swedish-raised 32-year-old lover - whom he met over a year ago through his conceptual paintings.

"I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. And I contacted him and then I collected him," Ricky told Ellen.

Ricky said he nervously popped the question by declaring he 'got something' for Yosef rather than the more traditional 'will you marry me.'

"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?"' the hitmaker recalled.

"Yeah it was very beautiful and then you know it was very beautiful. And then 30 minutes after I said, "Did you say yes?" Yes, he said "yes."

His gay partner  Jwan Yosef, says he's excited to be a stepfather to Ricky's eight-year-old twins sons Matteo and Valentino.