At #HRCNationalDinner, @Ricky_Martin announces that he and husbandJwan Yosef are expecting a new addition to their family.Congratulations, Ricky and Jwan! #BabyOnBoard! 👶 pic.twitter.com/ngpqk0Rdhg— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC)
He went on to send love to his family, including his husband and their three children.
“Jwan, I don’t see you — but my husband, Jwan — I love you. My beautiful twins, Valentino and Mateo — they’re also here — I love you with all of my heart,” the 47-year-old singer said. “You’re my strength. You inspire me every day, you motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing. And you guys are amazing kids. I love you. Lucia, my baby girl, who is not here with us. She stayed at home with grandma, but she is also the light of my life.”For a big finish, Martin dropped the exciting news at the end of his family thank-you's, saying, “And by the way, I have to announce, we are pregnant. We are waiting. I love big families!”
Martin and Yosef are both raising 10-year-old twins, Mateo and Valentino, as well as their 9-month-old daughter, Lucia.The parents of three welcomed Lucia into the world at the end of December, the perfect way for them to ring in the new year as a family.Martin just shared the first photo of baby Lucia last month on Instagram, captioning the shot of her sitting on his lap, “La luz de mis ojos #Lucia.”Yosef and Martin have been together since 2016 after meeting on Instagram. The expecting parents got married during a small, private ceremony in January of 2018.
Give appropriate praise. Instead of simply saying, "You're great," try to be specific about what your child did to deserve the positive feedback. You might say, "Waiting until I was off the phone to ask for cookies was hard, and I really liked your patience."