AceShowbiz - Ricky Martin is a new dad for the New Year!
The singer, who celebrated his 47th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2018), and his husband, Jwan Yosef, surprised fans on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2018) by announcing the birth of their daughter.
Both dads shared statements on Instagram in Spanish and English, with "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer Ricky writing: "We are excited to announce that we have become parents of a beautiful and healthy girl whom we have named Lucia Martin-Yosef."
"This has undoubtedly been a unique birthday and celebration of Christmas in our lives. Both her brothers and Jwan and I are completely in love with our baby and grateful to be able to start this 2019 with the best gift we could receive, the gift of life."
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🇪🇸Nos emociona anunciar que nos hemos convertido en padres de una hermosa y saludable niña a la que hemos llamado Lucía Martin-Yosef. Esto ha sido sin duda un cumpleaños y celebración de la Navidad única en nuestras vidas. Tanto sus hermanos como Jwan y yo estamos completamente enamorados de nuestra beba y agradecidos de poder comenzar este 2019 con el mejor regalo que podíamos recibir, el regalo de la vida. 🇬🇧 We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef. It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia ❤
Jwan added: "We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef. It has been a special time for us and we can't wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Ricky have fallen in love with Lucia."
Ricky, who became the father of 10-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino in 2008, also shared an image of his baby girl gripping her fathers' thumbs.
The couple wed a year ago, with Martin confirming the news on 10 January (18) to E! News, stating, "We exchanged vows, and we've swear (sic) everything, and we've signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything."
The singer started dating Yosef in 2016 after falling in love with the artist's work. Martin proposed in 2017.