Ricky Martin on being 'obsessed' with fatherhood and his 'modern family'

Ricky Martin might be a triple threat, but his number one priority is his sons. “First and foremost, I am a father,” the 46-year-old said in a new interview with Ocean Drive magazine. The Livin' la Vida Loca singer is a father to nine-year-old twins Mateo and Valentino, whom he welcomed via a surrogate in 2008.

The doting dad admitted, “My role as a father is one that I’m obsessed with. Every decision I make in my career or in my personal life is based on the well-being of my kids.”


ricky-twinsVIEW GALLERY Ricky said he is obsessed with fatherhood Photo: Instagram/@rickymartin

When he isn’t busy with his children or hitting the stage in Las Vegas, Ricky is planning his upcoming wedding to fiancé Jwan Yosef. “Right now we’re just dealing with the invitations and everything,” the singer shared. “We also have to deal with the fact that most of my fiancé’s family is from Syria. So maybe they won’t be able to come into this country. So we might consider doing it in Stockholm or in Spain.”

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Ricky proposed to the artist in 2016 after being together a little over a year. He confessed, "I was single for two and a half years, so I had fun. I was a single man out of the closet and I said, ‘Let’s have a good time.’ And then I met Jwan, and from the moment we shook hands for the first time, I knew this was special." Ricky added, "He felt the same thing, and then everything was so organic. You cannot force things, and when things are very evident you just have to go with the flow and enjoy and help the inevitable in this case."

ricky-family-1VIEW GALLERY The singer noted that he is part of a "modern family" Photo: Getty Images 

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While the Puerto Rican performer and his fiancé Jwan are still working on the logistics for their wedding, the Grammy winner noted that he wants it to set an example. Ricky explained, "It’s going to be a great event. And people will be talking about it. We’re a modern family, and I think people need to see, and I want to normalize the beauty of our family. That’s why I’m making it public and I am going to share my wedding with the world."

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