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Livin' la Vida Loca! Ricky Martin announces he and Jwan Yosef have married

A huge congratulations!

By Chloe Lal

It's time to shake your bon-bon because our favourite Latin superstar Ricky Martin is officially a married man.

The former Voice Australia coach announced that he and his partner, Jwan Yosef, were legally married during a red carpet interview with E!News.

Confirming his marital status, he said, "I'm a husband, but we're doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I'll let you know."

For all those confused by his statement, Ricky, 46, added, "We exchanged vows, and we've sworn everything, and we've signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything."

Watch the interview in the video player above!

The couple got engaged in 2017.
The couple got engaged in 2017.

The couple first started dating back in 2016, with Ricky popping the question last year.

"Well, now he lives with me," he told Ellen DeGeneres at the time.

"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 really love what he does. Really original. And then I contacted him."

"I had no idea what he looked like and then I saw what he looked like and I'm like, Yeah. And we just got engaged."

Watch Ricky Martin blush his pants off talking about Jwan in the video player below!

Telling Ellen how he asked his artist beau to spend the rest of his life with him, Ricky shared, "I proposed. I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and 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!'"

Laughing, Ricky shouted, "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."

The popstar is already the proud papa to his nine-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, and has spoken out about he explains to them about having two dads.

The couple with their sons Matteo and Valentino.
The couple with their sons Matteo and Valentino.

The singer recently posed with his family for the cover of Architectural Digest.

In a chat with Out magazine, Ricky spoke about his decision to do that. "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,'" he expressed.

"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," he added.

"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."