Ricky Martin has announced his engagement to Arab artist Jwan Yosef on Wednesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

It’s a first for the Puerto Rican pop star- who came out in 2010- and he proudly showed off his engagement band on the morning programme.

The Grammy winner gushed that he was in love with the Syrian-born, Swedish-raised 32-year-old, whom he met over a year ago through his conceptual paintings.


‘I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. And I contacted him and then I collected him,’ Ricky – born Enrique Morales – told Ellen.

Martin popped the question nervously by declaring he ‘got something’ for Yosef rather than the more traditional ‘will you marry me’.

‘Bad! And then he was like, “Yes.” I said, “I want to spend my life with you” and he was like, “what is the question?” “Would you marry me?”‘ the She Bangs hitmaker recalled.

‘Yeah it was very beautiful and then you know it was very beautiful. And then 30 minutes after I said, “Did you say yes?” Yes, he said “yes.”‘

The artist appears to be excited to be a step farther to Ricky’s eight-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino.

‘They love each other! It’s been perfect, Ellen. It’s been very special,’


Ellen airs weekdays at 12PM on Channel Nine.