During an appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, out singer Ricky Martin announced that he's engaged to marry boyfriend Jwan Yosef.

Host Ellen DeGeneres asked how they met.

“He's a conceptual artist and I'm a collector,” Martin answered. “So I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does – really original – and I contacted him.”

“So you collected him?” DeGeneres joked.

Yosef, who is in his early thirties, is a Syrian-Kurdish Swedish painter based in London, England. Martin, 44, told DeGeneres that they have been together for about a year.

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“I proposed,” Martin said, adding that he was very nervous.

The former Menudo star and father of twin boys Mateo and Valentino came out gay in his memoir Me.