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Ricky Martin Opens Up About Meeting Husband Jwan Yosef Online!

Ricky Martin Opens Up About Meeting Husband Jwan Yosef Online!

Ricky Martin is on the cover of Attitude‘s May 2018 issue, hitting newsstands on Thursday (March 29).

Here’s what the 46-year-old singer and actor had to say…

On appearing in American Crime Story, a TV show that explores the homophobia of the 1990s: “The level of injustice that we as a community were dealing with back then was heavy. I played every role before I even started working on this project. I was a closeted gay man who was making my partners hide. I had relationships with other men who were in the closet and I had other relationships with men who were not in the closet but because of me went back into the closet. And so I’m re-living everything that I did.”

On how he avoided facing up to his sexuality for years: “I submitted myself to my career completely. I didn’t open doors to new relationships, and I’m not talking about romantic relationships, I’m talking about any relationship, because I didn’t want people to know me too much. I wouldn’t even sit down and have a cool relationship with amazing producers or great film directors because I was afraid that if they spent more than two hours sitting with me they would know my nature. I wasted so much energy trying to manipulate my sexuality.”

On how he first met husband Jwan Yosef online: “I contacted him and we talked for six months. We were just sending messages, talking about life and existential issues. Nothing sexy, nothing sexual. It’s not that he was sending me sexy pictures and vice versa, I swear…but when I first saw him I said, ‘I am marrying this guy’. And apparently he said exactly the same thing. Obviously he only told me this later on, you have to keep it to yourself at first! But I lost my breath when I saw him. Six months’ build-up and it was very romantic.”

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Credit: Tony Duran; Photos: Attitude
Posted to: Jwan Yosef, Ricky Martin

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