Ricky Martin Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Career, Achievement, Net Worth 2023, Announce Divorce To Jwan Yosef, And More

Ricky Martin, a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor, gained fame for his diverse musical talents. His extensive discography showcases a blend of various genres, including Latin pop, pop, dance, reggaeton, salsa, and more.



Height- 1.82 m


Born- 24 December 1971

Birthplace- San Juan, Puerto Rico

Full name- Enrique “Ricky” Martin Morales

Profession- Singer, Songwriter, And Actor

Spouse- Jwan Yosef (m. 2017)

Nationality-American, Spanish


Enrique Martín Morales, born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has a diverse family background. His mother, Doña Nereida Morales, formerly worked as an accountant, while his father, Enrique Martín Negroni, was a psychologist and a former regional supervisor for a Puerto Rican mental-health agency. When Martin was two years old, his parents divorced, and although his mother had custody, he had the freedom to move between his father’s house in the middle-class suburb of University Gardens in San Juan and his paternal grandmother’s nearby residence. In an interview with People magazine, Martin mentioned that he never had to choose between his parents and was always content. Martin has two older half-brothers from his mother’s side, Fernando and Ángel Fernández, and two younger half-brothers, Eric and Daniel Martín, as well as a younger half-sister, Vanessa Martín, from his father’s side. He traces his ancestry back to Spain, with Basque and Canarian roots, as the Martins migrated from Spain to Puerto Rico in 1779. Additionally, Martin also has some Corsican heritage through his paternal grandmother.

Ricky Martin parents


Ricky Martin is married to Jwan Yosef. Jwan Yosef is a Swedish-Syrian artist and painter. The couple began dating in 2016 and announced their engagement in November of the same year. They got married in a private ceremony in early 2018.




Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef have two children together. They welcomed their twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, via surrogacy in 2008, before their marriage.



Ricky Martin began his career as a member of the Spanish-language boy band Menudo in the late ’70s. He later embarked on a successful solo career in both Spanish and English-language pop music, while also pursuing acting on screen and stage, including a notable role in a Broadway revival of the musical Evita. In 2010, he publicly came out as gay, sharing his identity as a “fortunate homosexual man” on his website.

Music Career:

Ricky Martin gained international recognition as a solo artist with his self-titled album in 1991, which included the hit single “Fuego Contra Fuego.”In 1998, he released his breakthrough album “Vuelve,” featuring the chart-topping single “La Copa de la Vida,” which became the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.His next album, “Ricky Martin,” released in 1999, included the massive hit “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” which propelled him to global stardom. Martin has released numerous successful albums in both English and Spanish, including “Sound Loaded” (2000), “Almas del Silencio” (2003), “MTV Unplugged” (2006), and “Música + Alma + Sexo” (2011). He has received multiple awards for his music, including Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and World Music Awards.

Acting Career:

In addition to his music, Ricky Martin has pursued acting. He appeared in soap operas in Puerto Rico during his early career. He gained further acting recognition with his role as Miguel Morez on the television show “General Hospital” from 1994 to 1996.Martin has also taken on stage roles, including playing Marius Pontmercy in the Broadway production of “Les Misérables” in 1996.

– In recent years, he has acted in TV series like “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” (2018) and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (2018), for which he received critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination.

Philanthropy and Activism:

Ricky Martin has been an active philanthropist and advocate for various causes, including child welfare, education, and HIV/AIDS awareness. In 2002, he established the Ricky Martin Foundation, which focuses on combating child trafficking and exploitation.

He has also been involved in humanitarian efforts, such as supporting disaster relief after events like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Haiti.Martin has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has used his platform to promote equality and acceptance.

Ricky Martin career

Achievement/ Awards

Here are some of the notable awards and accolades that Ricky Martin has received throughout his career:

Grammy Awards:

  • 1999: Best Latin Pop Performance for “Vuelve”
  • 2000: Best Latin Pop Album for “Vuelve”

Latin Grammy Awards:

  • 2000: Best Male Pop Vocal Album for “Vuelve”
  • 2001: Best Short Form Music Video for “She Bangs”
  • 2004: Best Male Pop Vocal Album for “Almas del Silencio”
  • 2006: Best Male Pop Vocal Album for “MTV Unplugged”
  • 2016: Person of the Year (Special Award)

Billboard Music Awards:

  • 1999: Male Pop Artist of the Year
  • 1999: Latin Pop Artist of the Year
  • 1999: Hot Latin Track of the Year for “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
  • 1999: Latin Pop Album of the Year for “Vuelve”

World Music Awards:

  • 1999: World’s Best Selling Latin Male Artist
  • 1999: World’s Best Selling Dance Male Artist
  • 1999: World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist

MTV Video Music Awards:

  • 1999: Best Dance Video for “Livin’ la Vida Loca”

American Music Awards:

  • 1999: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
  • 1999: Favorite Latin Artist

Emmy Awards:

  • 2018: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Nomination) for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Net Worth 2023

Ricky Martin, a renowned Puerto Rican pop artist, actor, and writer, possesses a substantial net worth of $130 million. Throughout his extensive and triumphant journey in the entertainment industry, Ricky Martin has been crowned the esteemed title of the “King of Latin Pop.” Boasting an impressive record of over 70 million album sales across the globe, he stands as one of the most accomplished and commercially prosperous Latin musicians.

 Announce Divorce To Jwan Yosef

Ricky Martin and artist Jwan Yosef have issued a joint statement revealing their decision to end their six-year marriage. In the statement, which they shared on Instagram in both Spanish and English, they expressed their intention to part ways with love, respect, and dignity, considering the well-being of their children and cherishing the wonderful years they spent together as a couple.

Ricky Martin Divorce

The couple shares two young children, Lucia and Renn, born in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In addition to their shared children, Ricky Martin is also the father of twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogate and will continue to be raised by him as a single parent.

Their statement emphasized their primary goal of maintaining a healthy family dynamic and a relationship based on peace and friendship. They intend to collaborate in the upbringing of their children, ensuring mutual respect and love for one another.

In a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair, Martin discussed his decision to come out, explaining that it stemmed from his desire for happiness, self-acceptance, and self-respect. He acknowledged that his coming out had a positive impact on others, as he received messages from individuals who thanked him for giving them the courage to embrace their own identities. Martin emphasized that while his coming out was a personal journey, it also served as a source of inspiration for others.

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