Ricky Martin is engaged to a 31 year-old artist he met after admiring his work

In news that is sure to break the hearts of some of my best friends (sorry, Don and Jeff), Latin singer and Menudo alum Ricky Martin is engaged. The 44-year-old singer, who can still rock a Speedo like nobody’s business, announced the big news on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen Show.

Ricky’s intended is 31-year-old artist Jwan Yosef who, for the record, can also rock some skimpy swimwear. Side note: is it getting hot in here? Jwan is like a one-man EPCOT Center, born in Syria, raised in Sweden and based in London. Ricky and Jwan had quite the “meet cute” as the “She Bangs” singer told Ellen. Apparently, he was in the market for some new artwork and discovered Jwan’s work. He recalled, “I saw his art and I went crazy ‘cause I really love what he does. Really original. And I contacted him. I had no idea what he looked like and then I saw what he looked like and I’m like, ‘Yeah.’”

He certainly did get a work of art, didn’t he? Sigh….Sorry, I digress. After dating for nearly a year (they were “official” back in January), Ricky decided to pop the question, and the proposal was also the stuff of a rom-com. Says Ricky,

We just got engaged…. I proposed. I was really nervous. But I got on my knees and I took out, not a box, I just had them in a little velvet pouch. Instead of saying, ‘Will you marry me?’ I said, ‘I got you something!’ I said, ‘I want to spend my life with you.’ And he was like, ‘What is the question?’ [I said] ‘Would you marry me?’ It was very beautiful and thirty minutes after I said, ‘Wait, did you say yes?’ Yes, he said yes.

[From The Ellen Show]

The father of 8-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino also used the show to promote his upcoming residency at the new Park Theater at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. The residency comes on the heels of his One World Tour, which wraps up on December 15 in Querétaro City, Mexico. The Vegas dates haven’t been announced quite yet, but tickets go on sale on Monday.

Hey, I’m always happy to hear when nice guys like Ricky find love, and I wish him and Jwan well. We can only hope they honeymoon somewhere warm and take lots of photos!

Ricky Martin and boyfriend Jwan Yosef spotted out on the town in Milan

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 - Giorgio Armani Show

Ricky Martin Concert In Malaga

Photo credit: WENN.com, Fame FLynet, Getty Images

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  1. paolanqar says:

    They look insanely hot together!

  2. Margo S. says:

    I can’t even stand how beautiful these two are. So happy for them. Damn!

  3. CornyBlue says:

    Now that is a mind numbingly hot couple. Wasnt Ricky Martin married before and had twins ? or maybe I am just making it up

  4. Shambles says:

    Ricky Martin was my first crush ever. Livin’ la vida loca.

    These two are hot. Hot. Hot.

    • susiecue says:

      I was SO HOT for him when I was 13. And after the Speedo pic….I’m still atingle. His engagement story is so sweet!

  5. smcollins says:

    Gorgeous couple! Congratulations!
    I grew up in the 80’s and remember Menudo fondly. I’ll always have a soft spot for Ricky.❤️

  6. OSTONE says:

    I saw Ricky this past year and the man still has the stamina and energy of a twenty something. Great show! And congrats, Ricky!

  7. QQ says:

    RELEASE THE SEX TAPES AT ONCE!! For Research purposes and such like! Mazel tov tho! My mom still hasn’t forgiven me for my pinging adamant gaydar about him

    • fanny says:

      Yes. The should stop being so selfish and release the tape.

    • ElleBee says:

      Research…of course. When he finally came out a friend of mine was so shocked but I felt like everyone already knew hew was gay but then I realised I just assumed that he was but that he never confirmed it.

    • Egla says:

      When I first saw Ricky Martin singing I felt something was not right. I wasn’t quite sure what but I liked him like a…big cousin not like a man. I never felt the hot for him like say compare to Axl Rose (I know I’m weird but he was hot back in the day). My friends use to tease me about that. Years later when he came out I laughed in their faces because I KNEW ALL ALONG something was different with him. Or my instinct knew.

  8. Nev says:

    My number one celebrity crush. So beautiful. Congrats Rickyyyyyy!!!!!!

  9. Brooke says:

    Congratulations to the happy and hot couple.

    I feel embarrassed and sad that we STILL can’t read this headline about a gay Australian couple.

  10. Brooke says:

    Congratulations to the happy and hot couple.

    I feel embarrassed and sad that we STILL can’t read this headline about a same sex Australian couple.

  11. Kiki says:

    I have always had a crush on Ricky Martin.. I am very happy for him and his boyfriend, I hope the best of love in life for his marriage. Side note: His boyfriend is hot.

  12. Alix says:

    Am I missing something here? He had “them” in a pouch — what’d he give, cufflinks?

  13. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    Oh Ricky – u still have it. Congrats and hope you both have a long and happy life together. I think my reaction to meeting him would have been the same 😉

  14. Suzie says:

    Waouh, thanks so much for this, they’re so so hot. I clicked on the links and just spent 10 minutes of their IG accounts – was well worth it.

  15. Snowflake says:

    My baby is still hot! He looks so good, just weathered enough to be really sexy.

  16. graymatters says:

    I think the meeting story is so romantic. It’s nice to be admired for looks, but it’s even better to be first admired for work. I want to see pics of the artwork.

  17. Macheath says:

    I saw Ricky in London a few weeks ago in a packed concert benefiting autism charities. it was such a great night, he had lots of energy and great dance moves. Very happy for him and wish them both all the best.

  18. TyrantDestroyed says:

    The older he gets the yummier he is. Congrats to the happy and hot couple! I am happy they both found true love.

  19. Jennifer says:

    Yes, I would. Both of them.

  20. ria says:

    Like a fine wine, getting better every year.

    Congratulation to the super gorgeous couple.

  21. nnk says:

    He still has the worst fashion sense in the world. His speedos are fine.

    Good for them though.

  22. Bianca says:

    I feel sorry for his boys. Every child needs a mother, you cannot replace her with nannies, fortune or a second father. He basically payed their mother to disappear from their lives. She is not just a womb, she is their MOTHER. Very, very selfish.
    They’ll start asking questions when they’re older.
    I wonder if she had the chance to breastfeed them, at least.

    • Rachael says:

      There are a lot of kids who don’t have mothers, whether through death or something else. There are also plenty of really crappy mothers out there. I don’t believe that a child necessarily needs a mother. I think it’s more important that children have loving, stable and committed parenting. It doesn’t matter what sex that parent is, or whether they gave birth to them. There are also plenty of children who survive perfectly well without ever being breastfed.

  23. Anare says:

    Those two guys together are hotness overload. 😍 Wish them all the best. Please post lots of pics from the honeymoon.