Ricky Martin is set to be a proud father once again.
The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer, 47, announced on Saturday that he and husband Jwan Yosef, 35, are expecting their fourth child via surrogate. Martin made the surprise revelation while accepting an award at the 23rd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. He attended the awards with Yosef and his twin sons, Valentino and Matteo, 11.
“My family’s here,” Martin said. “Jwan, I don’t see you but my husband Jwan, I love you, my beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re also here, I love you with all my heart, 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. You guys are amazing. I love you. Lucia, my baby girl, who is not here with us, she stayed at home with Grandma, but she’s also the light of my life.”
“And by the way, I have to announce that we are pregnant. We are waiting,” he said to cheers from the audience. Brimming with joy, he added, “I love big families!”
Martin and Yosef announced their marriage last year. Martin was honoured by the HRC with the organization’s National Visibility Award, given in recognition of his advocacy for LGBTQ rights and his philanthropic work.
Congrats, Ricky! Watch the announcement, below.