Ricky Martin & His Husband Jwan Yosef Are Getting Divorced

7 July 2023 | 10:07 am | Mary Varvaris

The former couple announced their divorce after six years of marriage.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin (Source: Supplied)

After six years of marriage, Ricky Martin and his husband, Jwan Yosef, are getting divorced but will co-parent their two children.

The Puerto Rican music superstar and Syrian-born Swedish painter started dating in April 2016 before marrying in 2018. The former couple are parents to two children, Lucia and Renn Martin-Yosef. Martin is also a father to Matteo and Valentino, whom he will continue to raise as a single parent.

Making a joint statement about their divorce to People, the pair wrote, “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring [sic] what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years.

“Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to continue the joint upbringing of our children, preserving the respect and love we have for each other.”

In July 2022, local reports out of Puerto Rico showed that a judge had issued a restraining order against Martin.

An individual who previously dated the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer issued the restraining order after he was found loitering outside of their home on three occasions after refusing to accept their break up. The order was granted based on the evidence presented by the anonymous ex.

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A representative for Martin stated, “The allegations against Ricky Martin that led to a protection order are completely false and fabricated. We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

Ricky Martin last toured Australia in May 2015 while still a vocal coach on The Voice Australia. He closed his Perth Arena show in the only acceptable fashion: with a soccer anthem that will leave punters wanting more.

Moving the crowd to a fever pitch close with the ‘98 classic Cup Of Life, Martin was dancing as if every era of his music had come to the forefront. You can read The Music’s live review here.