Celebrity Families

Ricky Martin has surprised fans with the arrival of a baby girl

The singer and his husband, Jwan Josef announced the news on social media.

By Rebel Wylie
Ricky Martin took fans by total surprise on New Year's Day, when he announced that there's a new little lady in his life.
The 47-year-old Livin' La Vida Loca singer, shares his daughter, named Lucia, with his husband, 34-year-old Jwan Yosef announcing that her surname will be "Martin-Josef".
Ricky shared this adorable image to make the announcement. (Image: Instagram/Ricky Martin)
"We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef," proud dad Ricky shared, in Spanish and English.
"It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia."
Ricky is already a father to twin boys, Matteo and Valentino who were born in August 2008 via surrogate.
The former The Voice Australia judge began dating Jwan, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, after falling in love with his paintings in 2016.
WATCH: Ricky Martin tells the story of how he got engaged. Post continues after video...
It was on an episode of Ellen that Ricky announced his engagement, the confident performer admitting he suffered nerves when popping the big question.
The Grammy- and Emmy-nominated star said: "I saw his art, and I went crazy because I really love what he does – really original. And I contacted him."
Ellen then joked: "And then you collected him."
Ricky Martin and Jwan with sons Matteo and Valentino Martin in Hollywood in 2016. (Image: Getty)
Baby Lucia's arrival comes just one year after her loving parents married, news which Ricky confirmed in early January 2018.
The Latin singer explained: "We exchanged vows, and we've sworn everything, and we've signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything."
Congratulations to the happy family. We can't wait to see more of little Lucia soon.
Jwan and Ricky attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in 2018. Image: Getty.

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