Music sensation Ricky Martin and his husband of six years Jwan Yosef are getting divorced, the couple announced on Friday. The Puerto Rican superstar and the painter-conceptual artist, who share two kids: daughter Lucia, born in 2018, and son Renn, born in 2019, said they will continue the joint upbringing of their children.
“We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honouring 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 centred on peace and friendship to continue the joint upbringing of our children, preserving the respect and love we have for each other,” the duo said in a joint statement to People magazine.
Ricky Martin, 51, and Jwan Yosef, 38, connected on Instagram in 2015 and started dating six months later. They made their relationship public at the 2016 amFAR Inspiration Gala and announced their engagement the same year. They got married in 2018.
Ricky Martin also has twin sons Matteo and Valentino, born in 2008, whom he will continue to raise as a single parent.
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