Ricky Martin breaks silence on divorce news saying split started ‘pre-pandemic’

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef revealed last month that they were calling it quits after six years together, shocking fans across the globe as the pair had long been dubbed a power couple in the entertainment industry.

The pair released a simple statement in early July on Instagram and seemingly left fans with countless unanswered questions as they both appeared to step back from the spotlight.

Now, the 51-year-old hitmaker has broken his silence with an interview with Telemundo in his native Spanish.

According to the translation by Hola!, the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer admitted the divorce was not as quick of a decision as it may have seemed to fans, who hadn’t noticed any signs of discontent in the relationship until last month.

He explained that the split had been in the works since before the Covid-19 pandemic saying: “When the public found out, we had already gone through a grieving process.

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“This is not a recent decision. We have been planning this situation for a long time, it’s pre-pandemic.”

The father-of-four assured fans that he still considers his now ex-husband as family, revealing that they are still intent on raising their two children together and are on remarkably good terms.

Ricky highlighted that both he and Jwan always made sure their four-year-old daughter Lucia and three-year-old son Renn never saw them fight as their relationship slowly came to an end.

He also revealed that the actual divorce process had been “much easier” than either he or Jwan expected, quipping: “I even told Jwan we should write a book about how to get divorced properly.”

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Ricky noted that looking to his future love life, he simply wants to “have a good time” at the moment but can see himself in another serious relationship somewhere further down the line.

The Puerto Rican singer and Swedish painter originally crossed over Instagram in 2015 and started dating six months later when they met in person for the first time.

The 51-year-old and 38-year-old debuted their relationship the next year at the amFAR Inspiration Gala and just a few months later revealed they were engaged.

The former couple got married in 2018 and they welcomed their daughter Lucia via a surrogate that December.

They extended their family in late 2019 when they welcomed another baby via surrogate, their son Renn, and the poly linguists revealed they were teaching their children four languages; Spanish, English, French and Arabic.

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