Jwan Yosef is the husband of Livin’ La Vida Loca Singer Ricky Martin. Recently, the Puerto Rican artist has been in the news over allegations of sexual harassment from his 21-year-old nephew. His nephew has reportedly dropped the case.
Read on to find out more about the personal and professional life of Ricky Martin’s handsome husband Jwan Yosef.
What does Ricky’s husband Jwan Yosef do for a living?
For those of you who are not in the know, let us tell you that Jwan Yosef is a painter by trade. He was born on September 6, 1984 in Ras al-Ain, Al-Hasakah, Syria. His father Mr. Ahmad Yosef is a Syrian Kurd while his mother Hiba Hammoud is an Armenian Christian.
Yosef grew up in Sweden after his parents emigrated there when he was just 2 years old. Soon after, he began studying painting at the Pernby School of Painting in Stockholm between 2004 and 2006.
Jwan was later admitted to Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He graduated with a degree in 2009 and completed his MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in 2011.
To date, Yosef has participated in several art fairs and group exhibitions. In 2013 he even organized two solo exhibitions, one at DIVUS Gallery in London and the other at Galleri Anna Thulin, Stockholm. He specializes in visual arts. He is also a founding member and studio owner of The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in Archway, North London.
When did Ricky and Jwan get married?
The Puerto Rican singer and Yosef made their romance official in April 2016 at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research Gala in São Paulo, Brazil. Jwan and Martin tied the knot in 2017. Ricky announced his wedding on the red carpet during the TV show’s premiere. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
during a performance The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ricky spilled the beans over the couple’s fairytale romance. Martin told Ellen that he got engaged to the love of his life in November 2016. After a year of dating, he asked Jwan the big question, describing the proposal as a “beautiful moment.”
That Maria The singer, who is an avid art collector, told Ellen the couple met through Jwan’s paintings. At that point he continued, “I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does – really original. And I contacted him.” And then Ellen joked and said, “And then you collected him.”
How many children do Ricky and Jwan have?
Ricky and Yosef are doting parents of four children. All of the couple’s children were born through surrogacy. Their daughter Lucia Martin-Yosef joined them on Earth in 2018. Her son Renn Martin-Yosef was born in 2019.
The duo also share Ricky’s twins Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogacy in 2008. You are now 13 years old. Every now and then, the two share cute photos with their kids on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.
To celebrate Father’s Day, Jwan posted a couple of adorable snaps of himself holding the duo’s son, Renn, in his arms. He wrote, “How amazing to be a baba ❤️” in the caption of the post. He also added a few hashtags “#fathersday #BabyRenn” to the post.
Ricky was quick enough to leave a sweet comment on his husband Yosef’s Father’s Day post. He captioned “Mi Vida” with an eye-heart emoji on the gorgeous snap. Translated into German it means “My life”.
Jwan Yosef is quite active on Instagram
Yes, you read it right. Like most artists in the world, Jwan Yosef has a profile on the social network service Instagram. He uses this platform to promote his work. As of this writing, he has 1699 posts on his Instagram feed.
Yosef has a pretty decent following on the social media platform Instagram. To date, he has 734,000 followers on Instagram.
Scrolling through the Swedish painter’s Instagram feed, we found many pictures of his art from various art exhibitions, some nice snaps of him with his husband, children and closest friends, and some photos from his travels all over the world.
Jwan’s husband Ricky Martin was charged with domestic violence earlier this month
On July 2, 2022, Ricky Martin was charged with alleged domestic violence in Puerto Rico. The judge then issued an injunction against the singer to keep him away from the person making the allegations. Then the identity of the victim was not disclosed.
Not long ago, Spanish media outlet Marca stated that Ricky’s brother Eric revealed that the petitioner was none other than his own nephew. Martin issued a statement on Twitter on July 4, 2022, denying all allegations.
Martin tweeted: “The protection order issued against me is based on completely false allegations, so I will respond at the trial with the facts and dignity that characterize me.”
He added: “As this is an ongoing legal matter, I am unable to give any detailed statements at this time. I am grateful for the countless expressions of solidarity and accept them with all my heart.”
And now it’s been reported that Ricky’s nephew is asking the court to drop all molestation and incest claims against him. His request was granted at the end of the court.
Martin’s attorneys stated that the prosecutor, without leverage or pressure, asked the court to dismiss the case and the “prosecutor confirmed that he was satisfied with his legal representation on the matter.” Soon after, Yosef took to his Instagram and posted a snap of the duo and simply captioned it: “Truth prevails ❤️”
We have to say that Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef have been through each other’s thick and thin. Don’t forget to keep in touch with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.