Ricky Martin’s Wedding Plans: Watch His Ellen Appearance Here

October 2, 2017 - 7:00am

Groom-to-be Ricky Martin plans to share his wedding to Jwan Yosef "with the world." The 45-year-old singer said in the October issue of Ocean Drive that his nuptials to the Swedish-Syrian painter will be a "great" and "public" event.

"It's going to be a great event," Martin told the magazine. "And people will be talking about it." "We're a modern family, and I think people need to see, and I want to normalize the beauty of our family," he said. "That's why I'm making it public and I am going to share my wedding with the world."

Martin said he and Yosef plan to wed during a three-day celebration in the spring. He and the painter have "started planning" their nuptials, but have yet to decide on a ceremony location.

"We still don't know where we will do it, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico or in Sweden, where my fianc is from, or in Spain, where I am also from," the star shared. "Right now we're just dealing with the invitations and everything."

"We also have to deal with the fact that most of my fianc's family is from Syria. So maybe they won't be able to come into this country," he added. "So we might consider doing it in Stockholm or Spain. We don't know yet."

Martin, who is dad to 9-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo, got engaged to Yosef in November.

Meanwhile, Martin has been putting all his effort on collecting funds to help Puerto Rico after the catastrophic hit by Hurricane Maria. The Caribbean island has been left without electricity, medicine, drinking water, food and diesel for generators, among other necessities.

On Thursday, Martin made a special visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Show to ask for help. "As a Puerto Rican, as an American that I am, I'm here to ask for your help," he said.

The singer has created a hurricane relief fund to provide necessities to the victims. So far, he has raised over $1.3 million, which includes Ellen's donation of $80,000. "But, we need more," said Martin, who is concerned that there's no diesel for generators to keep hospitals working. "People are dying," he added. He went on to say that he wasn't able to contact his family for five days and that he can't get his father - who needs medical attention - out of the country because almost no planes are going to the island.

Martin also announced that Leonardo DiCaprio has joined his movement to help raise funds for the victims.

Martin stars in FX's upcoming series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which will hit TV screens in 2018. He plays the role of Versace's lover, Antonio D'Amico.

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