We're hearing wedding bells! Singer Ricky Martin is engaged to artist Jwan Yosef — and he shared all the details of the proposal on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this past week.
The Puerto Rican pop star, 44, told the talk show host on Tuesday about his new fiancé and how they came to be. "He's a conceptual artist and I'm a collector. I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original," Martin explained told DeGeneres, describing how the lovebirds first met. "And then I contacted him." The singer also shared that he had no idea what Yosef looked like, but when he finally saw a photo of him — he was smitten.
Art discussions turned to dates — and the rest is history. "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," the singer told DeGeneres about his proposal that sounded more like a holiday gift giving situation (oops!). "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."
The singer described the event as "very beautiful," and like most proposals, filled with lots of emotion. "I'm so happy for you," DeGeneres told Martin. "You deserve that." To commemorate the day and the promise, Martin is now sporting a ring on his left finger. Details about their upcoming nuptials are still on the DL.
Martin is father to two twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, whom he fathered in 2008 via a surrogate. Before his relationship with Yosef began, Martin dated Carlos González Abella, which began in 2010, around the same time that the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer came out to the world, according to Daily Mail. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am," he wrote on his official website in March 2010.
From the sound of it, in the last year, Yosef has become a father figure for the boys as well. "They love each other. It's perfect, Ellen," the singer said. "It's been really special." So sweet! Next on the agenda (besides his Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas)? Wedding planning, of course! See below for photos of the happy couple and Martin's visit at The Ellen Degeneres Show. Congrats, you two.