Singer Ricky Martin, who recently got engaged to artist Jwan Yosef after a year of dating, remembers “celebrating like crazy” when same-sex marriage was legalised in June 2015. He is looking forward to putting the plans he dreamt of back then into action.
“After gay marriage was legalised I thought, ‘I hope someday I get to wear a freaking ring and celebrate love and bring my family and friends to a big feast and get all Latin crazy on it’,” Martin told people.com.
“This wedding is going to be Middle Eastern and Latin crazy all at once. It’s going to be one loud wedding,” he added.
The 44-year-old says he is very certain about his relationship with Yosef because everything feels “beautiful and magical”.
“It’s one of those things when you have very beautiful moments, magical moments, magical conversations and beautiful experiences and all this time, you’re thinking, maybe it’s here.
“Then you just go for it and allow yourself to feel… I’m very certain about what’s happening. I’m a hopeless romantic,” Martin said.
As well as planning his wedding, Martin, who has eight-year-old sons Matteo and Valentino, is preparing for his Las Vegas residency.
The singer says he has been offered a concert series in the city in the past but the timing wasn’t right, but he is ready now and thinks it is something he “has to experience”.