Out singer Ricky Martin says his
wedding to Jwan Yosef will be a three-day event.
Last November, Martin, 45, announced on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he and conceptual artist Jwan
Yosef were engaged.
“He's a conceptual artist and I'm a
collector,” Martin told host Ellen DeGeneres. “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
Nearly a year later, Martin, who
appears in FX's second season of American Crime Story, which
will explore the murder of designer Gianni Versace, told Ocean
Drive that he and Yosef are planning a spring wedding.
“We want to do it right, hopefully
next spring,” Martin said. “We'll do the three-day event, as I
call it. And we still don't know where we will do it – Los
Angeles, Puerto Rico or in Sweden, where my fiance is from, or in
Spain, where I am also from.”
“We have to deal with the fact that
most of my fiance’s family is from Syria. So maybe they won’t be
able to come into this country. So we might consider doing it in
Stockholm or in Spain. We don’t know yet, but it’s going to be a
Martin added that he's planning to
share his wedding with the world to help normalize the “beauty of
our family.” Martin has two nine-year-old twin boys.
During an appearance this week on
DeGeneres' daytime talk show, Martin revealed that he had raised more
than $1.8 million to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.
also shared footage from a recent visit to the island and called on
viewers to keep donating.