Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author who began his singing career at the age of 12 to 18 years in an all-boy pop singing group called Menudo. He actually auditioned with Menudo three times before joining the group in 1984. Today he is popular for his solo pop hits “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and “She Bangs”. Even today, he still makes entertaining and best-selling songs in Spanish and English.
Ricky Martin’s Wiki, Kids
Ricky Martin was born on 24 December 1971 in San Juan Puerto Rico and was baptized, Enrique Martin Morales. He is an actor and writer, popularly known as Ricky Martin, who has a large following because of his gay sexual orientation.
At the age of 6, he already appeared in television commercials on local television and also appeared on stage. These made him a familiar face among the locals. At the age of 12, he was a member of the then-popular Menudo singing group and toured the world singing in different languages with them during his 5-year stay. When he was 18 years old in 1989 he was supposed to leave the group as this was the set age limit for members. He returned to Puerto Rico to finish high school before moving to New York to pursue a solo acting and singing career as a professional.
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He had success along this path when he released several solo albums in Spanish in the 1990s. In 1994 he appeared in the popular US TV soap opera General Hospital, where he played the role of a Puerto Rican singer. In 1999, he performed “The Cup of Life” at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards Show. This led him to worldwide fame, as he joined the list of much-discussed celebrities. He brought Latin pop to the top of the US music scene and made the rest of the world learn more about him and his songs. Soon he released “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, which helped him to gigantic world success. The song was the beginning of the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and facilitated the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists into the English-speaking global market.
Martin is said to have had an unstable relationship with Mexican TV presenter Rebecca de Alba for more than 14 years. During this time they had talked about starting a family as husband and wife, but it never really happened. In August 2008, however, Martin became the father of Matteo and Valentino, twin boys born to him by a surrogate mother.
Ricky Martin’s Husband, Gay, Partner, Boyfriend
After the success of his hit song “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, his life and personality became the subject of public hunger. Questions were asked about his sexual orientation and in December 2000, in an interview with the Mirror, he was openly asked to comment on the many curious questions about his sexual orientation. However, he insisted that he did not owe anyone an explanation of what his sexual orientation was or who he had slept with and who he did not. Thus, the public could not explicitly associate him with being gay or heterosexual.
As the time in 2010 would have it, Martin publicly acknowledged his homosexuality status in a post on his official website and declared that he was gay: “I am proud to say that I am a happy gay man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” He continued that “these years of silence and reflection have made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance must come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the strength to overcome emotions I didn’t even know existed”. He stated that it was an inappropriate question for his election to have been asked disrespectfully in an interview he conducted in 2000.
Well, he’s a happy gay man. The next question is: who is his gay partner?
In 2011, during his acceptance speech in an epoch-making event of the Vito Russo Award at the 22nd GLAAD Media Awards, Martin publicly thanked his friend, the economist Carlos González Abella. This was his first publicly known gay partner. However, his relationship with González Abella ended in January 2014, the reason for which is not publicly known.
He continued to express his support for same-sex marriage and was soon to find another love in his life. In April 2016 he began to meet the Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yosef and the two lovers announced their engagement in November 2016.
Net Worth of Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has had a successful career in the entertainment industry. He still travels a lot and would obviously continue to make money because he is good at what he does. The accomplished songwriter, author, and singer have an estimated net worth of $60 million, making the list as one of the most successful and wealthy celebrities in the entertainment industry his niche.