Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef Announce Divorce After Six Years of Marriage
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After six years of marriage, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef are divorcing. The Puerto Rican superstar and Swedish-Syrian artist exclusively revealed to PEOPLE, “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity, for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple in these wonderful years.”
“Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to continue raising our children together, preserving the respect and love we have for each other,” added Martin, 51, and Yosef, 38, who are parents to Lucia, born in 2018, and Renn, born in 2019. Martin will continue to raise his twins Matteo and Valentino, born in 2008, as a single parent.
The love story of the now ex-couple made headlines from the start: the two connected through Instagram in 2015 and began dating six months later, after meeting in person for the first time in London.
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Celebrating Their Union
In 2016, they made their romance official on the red carpet of the amFAR Inspiration Gala and announced their engagement the same year before marrying in 2018. Martin and Yosef shared the news of their union during an interview with E! News in January 2018.
“I’m a husband, but we’re having a big party in a couple of months,” Martin said at the time. “We exchanged vows and swore everything, and we’ve signed all the papers we need to sign, prenuptial arrangements and everything,” said the singer and actor.
Martin and Yosef, who speak several languages, have spoken of their determination to share their linguistic versatility with their four children. During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013, Martin mentioned that their twin sons were attending a French school. Yosef has also been teaching their two youngest children to speak Arabic.
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The Achievements of Jwan Yosef
Jwan Yosef is a renowned painter and conceptual artist who has won prestigious awards including the Threadneedle Prize and the Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art in London, both in 2013, according to Vogue Arabia. In 2020, he won the Archiproducts Design Award for a series of rugs he designed inspired by his tape work. This year, he opened a new studio in Los Angeles.
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Upcoming Projects for Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin, on the other hand, will star in the period comedy Palm Royale, which is set to premiere on Apple TV+. He will share the screen with Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Allison Janney, and Carol Burnett. Martin will also embark on The Trilogy Tour with Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias across North America this year.