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Ricky Martin Biography

Neelam joshi Tue Oct, 2016
Ricky Martin

Facts of Ricky Martin

Date of Birth: 1971 , December-24
Birth Nation: Puerto Rico
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of Ricky Martin

1971 Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005 Broke up with Rebecca de Alba
2008 Became a Father
2010 Announced of being Gay
2014 Broke up with Carlos González Abella
2016 Began dating Jwan Yosef
1984 selected for band Menudo
1989 Left band Menudo
1991 Released his Debut album
1994 Debut in American TV
2000 founder of Ricky Martin Foundation
2010 Published his Autobiography

Detail Timeline of Ricky Martin

December 24 , 1971

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 He was born on December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His mother Nereida Morales, an accountant, and father Enrique Martín Negroni, a psychologist. His parents divorced when he was 2. He grew up in Roman Catholic home.

2005

Broke up with Rebecca de Alba

He was in relationship with Rebecca de Alba for 14 years. She is a Mexican model and TV presenter. They were planning to get married but they decided to call off their love relationship and they broke up in 2005.

2008

Became a Father

He became a father in early august 2008.  He welcomed his two twins and that twins were little baby boy. His twin sons were born by surrogate mother. He named them, Matteo Martin and Valentino Martin. 

March 29 , 2010

Announced of being Gay

He announced of being gay publicly in a post on his official website stating, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I Am." and that was on March 29, 2010

2014

Broke up with Carlos González Abella

Martin announced on The Oprah Winfrey Show that he was in a relationship. In 2011, he publicly announced he was in relationship with boyfriend Carlos González Abella. He is a businessman. They were in relationship for four years. In January 2014, they declared their separation.

2016

Began dating Jwan Yosef

After two years of his broke up with his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella he began dating with Jwan Yosef. They both began dating since April 2016. He is a Kurdish Swedish painter and artist of plastic arts based in London, England. 

 

 

1984

selected for band Menudo

He was selected in the Latin boy-band Menudo after three auditions at the age of 12 and that was in 1984. Menudo was a Puerto Rican boy band that was formed in the 1970s. He was rejected two times because he was too short. 

1989

Left band Menudo

He enjoyed traveling and performing onstage with Menudo performing in various languages as the band’s lead singer for the next five years. He reached the group's age limit of 18 in 1989, and returned to Puerto Rico to complete his high school.

1991

Released his Debut album

He released his solo debut album in Spanish language entitled "Ricky Martin" in 1991. Under Sony Discos, that became a hit on the Latin charts. After the success of his first album, he released his second solo album "Me Amaras" in 1993.

1994

Debut in American TV

He moved to Los Angeles, where he made his American TV debut in the NBC sitcom "Getting By" and that was in year 1994. Later, he acted in the ABC’s soap opera ‘General Hospital’ in 1995, and ‘Les Miserable’, a Broadway production in 1996.

2000

founder of Ricky Martin Foundation

He is the founder of nonprofit organization "Ricky Martin Foundation" and that was in year 2000. It is open with the mission to advocate for the well-being of children around the world. The foundation runs the People for Children project, which fights child exploitation.

November 2 , 2010

Published his Autobiography

He published his autobiography entitled "Me" on 2 November 2010. That book was included in the Bestseller list of The New York Times. It was debuting at number five on the Hardcover Nonfiction list. A Spanish-language edition entitled Yo was published simultaneously.

Content

He was in a relationship with Rebecca de Alba for 14 years. She is a Mexican model and TV presenter. They were planning to get married but their relationship didn’t work. He has two sons, Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother. He announced that he was gay publicly in a post on March 29, 2010. He was in a relationship with boyfriend Carlos González Abella. He is a businessman. They were in a relationship for four years. In January 2014, they declared their separation. Since April 2016, he is dating with Jwan Yosef. He is a Kurdish-Swedish painter and artist of plastic arts based in London, England

He got nationality from Spain since November 2011. He is of Puerto Rican ethnicityBy the age of 6, he started singing in the home and by the age of 8, he started appearing on local television for commercials. He was selected in the Latin boy band Menudo in 1984 after three auditions. His net worth is 60 million dollars.