Ricky Martin: I want people to see my family & say ‘There’s nothing wrong with that’

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Ricky Martin, a man who rocks a Speedo like no other, spoke to Out magazine in advance of the premiere of FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which premieres on Wednesday (I can’t wait).

The 46-year-old singer, actor and bon-bon shaker feels that the late designer’s story is just as relevant today as it was when he was murdered back in 1997. “I believe that the story of injustice this series will bring to the table will spark a lot of conversations about things that we, as the LGBTQ community, were dealing with in the ’90s, and that we’re still dealing with.” He also pointed out that “At this point in our lives, there shouldn’t be stigmas over the things that we are going to be talking about.”

Ricky is doing his part to further the conversation in a positive direction, putting his his nine-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, and his artist husband, Jwan Yosef (more on that in a moment), in the spotlight to hopefully serve as an inspiration for other non-traditional families. He tells the magazine:

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 normalize this,’ ” he says. “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. 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.

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Speaking of magazine covers, Ricky and the family were recently featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, and featured in an article showcasing his GORGEOUS Beverly Hills home, complete with art from Jwan on the walls. True to his mission, Ricky posted the image to Instagram and if this is what a non-traditional family looks like, please put them on all of the covers.

So, as promised, Ricky and Jwan are officially married. On the red carpet for American Crime Story on Monday Ricky told reporters that he and Jwan, who were engaged in 2016, made it official, stating “We exchanged vows, and we’ve swear [sic] everything, and we’ve signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything.” He gushed, “I can’t introduce [Jwan] as my fiancé. He’s my husband. He’s my man…We’ve signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything.”

What happened to the big Puerto Rican blowout Ricky teased last June? That obviously didn’t happen, but he announced “we’re doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I’ll let you know.” I will be waiting by my mailbox for the invite.

One troubling theory as to the low-key nuptials is that Yosef was born in Syria, and most of his family is still living there. Thanks to #45’s policies banning Syrians from entering the country, many of Jwan’s relatives can’t come to the States to celebrate. Despite this, Ricky is still in party planing mode, pointing out, “We still don’t know where we will do it, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, or in Sweden, where my fiancé is from, or in Spain, where I am also from.”

Congrats to the happy couple and, if I haven’t mentioned before, I’m free to help you celebrate. Have passport, will travel.

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  1. V4Real says:

    You’re absolutely right Ricky, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Live your truth. What a beautiful family.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Jwan is georgous with a capital G.

    What, we are all thinking it.

    Also, can’t they just party in a country that Jwan’s family can travel to.

    • Des says:

      Jwan also probably needs to be careful if he’s on a visa coz the way the ban works is that the US is no longer honoring previously issued visas including residence permits aka green cards.

  3. Nicole says:

    Beautiful family.

  4. LaraK says:

    Wow, it’s like a family of supermodels. So gorgeous, all four f them!

    And yeah, there is nothing wrong with this. It still floors me that people will call this wrong, but support spouse abusers and child molesters who marry their 14 year old victims. How messed up do you have to be to think that way?

  5. Claire says:

    <3 <3 <3

  6. Lucy says:

    I was never a fan of his music (simply not my thing), but I like him a whole lot. He just seems like a genuinely kind person, and has formed a beautiful family.

    • Milla says:

      Same. In fact, he annoyed me at first. He was playing along with record company. But this real RM is cool.

    • Silent Star says:

      I was going to say the same. And wow, yes, impossibly beautiful, all four of them!

  7. These photos are so nice to see on a dreary winter morning!

  8. mismom says:

    What a gorgeous, happy and loving family!

  9. pupsie says:

    No, what I actually want, is people to see his family or families like his, and say nothing at all, because it is normal, and you dont have to comment on normal.

    • M4lificent says:

      That’s the future that we hope for, but it’s not the reality that we live in. Seeing a beautiful, happy family like this is another stone that paves the path to that future.

      I’m not LGBT, but I have a non-traditional family, and I share the desire to just live a life more ordinary. I look forward to the day that my kid doesn’t have to explain our family to his classmates, or to the day that I don’t get told that I have no business being a mother. But every time people see that my child is happy and well-adjusted, it’s another breath taken out of their arguments.

    • reverie says:

      I still prefer his wording because it highlights the struggle. It would be nice not to have to specify his family as a modern, normal family, but it’s a step that can’t be over looked. The step that says we exist and we are saying it for all those who had to hide or could only dream of being with the one they love and having children. Say it loud Ricky!

  10. ickythump says:

    I didn’t know Ricky Martin was gay! How out of touch am I – such a gorgeous man – lucky Jwan!!

  11. Chelly says:

    Geezus, they make my eyes hurt…too much burning heat going on 😎 there, that’s better. Whew…..what an awesome looking family. He’s so devoted, THIS is marriage & family. Yes to normalizing it all the way

  12. Mimz says:

    I love that man forever and ever and he comes across as being so sweet. Im happy for him. You can see he is happier since he came out.
    I still would hit that. Hard. HARD.

  13. Enny says:

    Ricky, there’s nothing wrong with that. ❤️

  14. Her Higness says:

    they are hot! nuttn wrong with that eitha!

  15. Shelly says:

    Beautiful! absolutely beautiful <3
    To me that looks like a normal loving family.

    And holy cow are those two men hot 😀

  16. Anare says:

    Ridiculously beautiful family. Wow! ❤️ Invite me to the party. My passport is up to date and I’ve never been to Puerto Rico or Spain or Sweden.

  17. Clairej says:

    Wow beautiful couple. Fanning myself!!