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Off the market! Ricky Martin engaged to art collector boyfriend

By Madeleine Marr

mmarr@miamiherald.com

Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin
Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin has some great news: He’s going to get married.

The “Livin the Vida Loca” singer revealed he was engaged to Jwan Yosef on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.

The Latin music superstar explained how they met: “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. And then I contacted him.”

Martin admitted he was the one to propose and that he was really “nervous.”

 

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The father of 8-year-old twins (born via surrogate) continued to the host that he got down on his knees.

“I took out the little metal 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?’ (I said) ‘Would you marry me?’ That’s it.’”

The 44 year old former Menudo member — who has a brand new Vegas residency — also showed off a band on his left hand.

Martin came out in 2010 on his official website (via TMZ).

In a note to fans he wrote he could not hide his sexuality any longer.

“These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed,” Martin wrote.

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