Ricky Martin to Ellen: ‘I proposed’ to artist Jwan Yosef

Posted at 3:04 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 15:09:47-05

Ricky Martin performs on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday and then reveals he is engaged to artist Jwan Yosef.

Ricky talks about his proposal and reveals how he first met Jwan. Ricky also chats about his two boys.

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On being in love and Engaged..

Ellen: You’re in love?

Ricky: Yeah.

Ellen: I’m so happy for you…

Ricky: Thank you. Yep.

Ellen: There he is.

Ricky: Great man.

Ellen: What’s his name?

Ricky: Jwan.

Ellen: Jwan, and where does he live and how long have you known him and how did you meet?

Ricky: Well now he lives with me. He’s a conceptional artist and I’m a collector so I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. And then I contacted him.

Ellen: And then you collected him.

Ricky: Yeah.

Ellen: So you liked his art. And you didn’t even know what he looked like…

Ricky: I had no idea what he looked like and then I saw what he looked like and I’m like, yeah. And we just got engaged.

Ellen: That’s so great.

Ricky: I’m sweating.

Ellen: How long have you all been together?

Ricky: We’ve known each other for more than a year now.

Ellen: And who proposed? You or him?

Ricky: I proposed.

Ellen: Yeah. That’s so sweet.

Ricky: I proposed. I was really nervous, but I got on my knees and I took out the little metal box I just had it in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying “will you marry me”… I said, “I got you something!” 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?” That’s it.

Ellen: Im so happy for you.

Ricky: Yeah it was very beautiful and then you know it was very beautiful. And then thirty minutes after I said did you said yes. Yes, he said “yes.”

Ellen: I’m so happy for you. You deserve that.