Ricky Martin recently sat down with CBS Sunday’s Morning and the chat turned toward family, marriage, and kids.
Martin discussed coming out in 2010, two years after becoming a father to two sons born of surrogacy in 2008. Although he was told his sexuality and his “feelings were evil” and “not godly,” Martin wanted to set an important precedent for his sons and be true to himself.
“If I’m not honest with my kids, what am I teaching them? I’m teaching them to lie,” Martin said.
Today, Martin is extremely happy and engaged to be married to Jwan Yosef. They met on Instagram and chatted for six months about “art and about life — nothing sexy.” Martin describes their first meeting as “love at first sight.”
Martin and Yosef haven’t set a date for their wedding but are considering this year and a three-day celebration.
But even more exciting for the singer, is that he and Yosef are planning on expanding their family.
“I want a big family,” Martin told CBS Sunday Morning. “I like the noise of children running around the house. I want daddy’s little girl now.”
He added, “We have to have a balance in the house. We’re making plans. Now it’s ‘we.’”
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