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Ricky Martin announces arrival of new baby daughter

Ricky Martin announces arrival of new baby daughter

Baby Lucia is the daughter of Ricky Marting and Jwan Yosef

Singer Ricky Martin has taken to Instagram to announce he and his husband have become dads again.

Martin, 47, became a dad to twins Matteo and Valentino in August 2008 via a gestational surrogate. Earlier this year, he married artist husband Jwan Yosef, 34, in a low-key ceremony. The two had been dating since 2016.

A daughter for Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

On 31 December, in a surprise Instagram posting, Martin announced the latest addition to his family.

‘We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef.

‘It has been a special time for us and we can’t wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia.’

Martin, originally from Puerto Rico, posted the message in English and Spanish. Josef, a Syrian-Swedish painter of Kurdish and Armenian descent, posted the same message to his Instagram in English and Arabic.

It is not known when or where their daughter was born.

Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef (Photo: @ricky_martin | Instagram)

Martin shot to global fame in 1999 with his global hit Livin’ La Vida Loca, but had been a star in much of Latin America previous to this.

He continues to release music and perform today, but also acts and campaigns. He won acclaim for his role in the 2017 American Crime Story drama, The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

On top of this, much of his time over the last 15 months has been spent raising money to help support disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which was hit by a devastating hurricane in late 2017.

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