Singer Ricky Martin married his fiancé Jwan Yosef on Wednesday, and has opened up a little more about how the pair approach parenting his twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, in the wake of their wedding.
“I want to normalise this”
Ricky has been super busy of late, currently starring in Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Oh and um, marrying his handsome fiancé!! So there’s that!
Jwan and Ricky have been together since 2014, the singer saying he and the Syrian-Swedish painter bonded over art – and then fell in love.
“He’s a conceptual artist, and I’m a collector. So I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I love what he does, really original, and I contacted him — and then I collected him!”
On the PR trail for the show, Ricky spoke a little more about his home life too. He told Out Magazine he’s keen to be front and centre in the quest to show families in all their diversity.
“A lot of people tell me, ‘Well, your kids are on the covers of magazines and blah, blah, blah,’ and I’m like, ‘Yes, because I want to normalise this,” Ricky explained.
“I want people to look at me and see a family and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with that.’ It’s part of my mission. It’s part of my kids’ mission as well.”
It’s a total bummer that simple rights like respect and acceptance are a “mission”, but they very often are. We love it that Ricky and his family are keen to teach us more about their life – and diversity too.
“A modern family”
When his curious nine-year-olds start pondering their place in the world, Ricky tells them they’re part of something special.
“My kids ask me about having two daddies, and I tell them we are a part of a modern family. This is a beautiful sense of freedom.”
At the Golden Globes, earlier this week, an obviously delighted Ricky told E! News more kids were on the cards, but timing is everything.
“I want four more pairs of twins,” he laughed. “I do want a big family, but there’s a lot going on at the moment. A lot of work, wedding, so we’re going to put things in order first and then we’re going to get ready for many more kids.”
Okay, so not right now, but watch this space!
“It feels amazing”
Of his recent wedding, Ricky admitted being married was the total bee’s knees.
He and Jwan are planning a big celebration to mark the occasion in the very near future, but at present are just happy to be husband and husband, and a “two daddy” family.
Huge congrats to this cute couple on their exciting “just married” news!
We’ll leave you with Ricky’s latest work – American Crime Story Season 2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace …