Ricky Martin Biography: Age, Height, Parents, Girlfriend, Net Worth – Ricky Martin is a successful singer and actor from Puerto Rico who is known to be the King of Latin Pop.
|Name:||Enrique “Ricky” Martín Morales|
|Wife:||Jwan Yosef (m. 2017; sep. 2023)|
|Date of Birth:||December 24, 1971|
|Net Worth:||$130 million|
Ricky Martin Biography
Back in 2011, the man received a Spanish citizenship as a kind of recognition of his talents from the Spanish authority. Martin has Spanish roots from his grandma who owns a house in Madrid. However, he considers Puerto Rico his motherland.
He is not going to stick to a certain type of religion as this limits him. He likes the Buddhist faith. Martin said that he started growing up spiritually after his frequent visits to India. Interestingly, he was raised according to Catholic rules.
When he turned 12, he began contributing to the band called Menudo. In several years, he started recording his solo singles and albums.
Ricky Martin Age
Ricky Martin is 51 years old
Ricky Martin Height
Ricky Martin stands 5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm tall.
Ricky Martin Nationality
He belongs to the white ethnicity. He is of Basque and Canadian descent and Spanish heritage. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico which made him hold Puerto Rican nationality.
Ricky Martin Parents
His father’s name is Enrique Martín Negroni.
His mother is Nereida Morales. His parents split up when Enrique was very small.
His grandparents are Iraida Negroni Arizmendi and Enrique Martin.
Ricky Martin Siblings
Angel Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez, Ricky Martin, and Daniel Martin are his half-brothers from the maternal and paternal sides and Vanessa Martin is his paternal half-sister.
Eric Martin is a celebrity brother of a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor named Ricky Martin. They were raised in a Christian household.
Ricky Martin Career
His best-known hit is “Livin’ la Vida Loca.” It brought him the world success and became a real explosion of Latin pop back in 1999. From that moment, it was easier for performers who sang in Spanish to enter the market with predominantly English songs. The hit was distributed in 8 million copies worldwide.
When Ricky Martin quite literally exploded onto the American mainstream music scene with his now legendary performance of “La Copa de la Vida” at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1999, he’d already established himself as a popular artist in multiple other arenas.
As a member of the boy band, Menudo, he toured incessantly throughout his teen years, and recorded eleven albums. He retired from the group when he was seventeen, and was accepted to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, but chose to defer his acceptance to tour with a new musical in Mexico. His performance in the musical led to roles on two popular Mexican telenovelas, and the launch of his solo career.
His first two albums with his new record label, Sony Music, were quite successful, and in addition to solid sales, he also launched an acting career in the US, appearing on the sitcom, “Getting By”, and landing a recurring role on “General Hospital”. Between 1995 and 1999, his star rose exponentially.
His third album was a massive hit in multiple countries. He was invited to star in the Broadway cast of “Les Miserables” as Marius Pontmercy, and received rave reviews. His fourth album, “Vuelve”, released in 1998, proved to be the turning point. It went Platinum in the United States, sold 8 million copies worldwide, and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album.
This nomination led to the aforementioned performance that changed everything. (And he won the Grammy, too.) Since then, he has released a string of successful English and Spanish language hits, and appeared on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of “Evita” as Che.
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Ricky Martin Wife
He had been in a relationship with Rebecca de Alba for more than a decade. However, they never got married. He stated once that he was gay. The man holds the opinion that we are all people with our emotional and sexual needs. We should not stick to certain sexual labels. He can enjoy sex with women also if he wants it.
He had been dating Carlos Gonzales Abella until 2014. Since 2016 he has been romantically involved with artist Jwan Yosef. The same year they stated that they got engaged.
Ricky Martin Children
He is not married. Martin has twin sons named Valentino and Matteo. Their mother was a surrogate.
Ricky Martin Net Worth
Ricky Martin has a net worth estimated to be about $130 million.