Ricky Martin will have loud wedding
Ricky Martin thinks his wedding will be "loud".
The ‘She Bangs’ hitmaker – who recently got engaged to artist Jwan Yosef after a year of dating – remembers "celebrating like crazy" when same-sex marriage was legalised in June 2015 and is looking forward to putting the plans he dreamed of back then into action.
He said: "[After gay marriage was legalised] I thought, ‘I hope someday I get to wear a freaking ring and celebrate love and bring my family and friends to a big feast and get all Latin crazy on it.
"This [wedding] is going to be Middle Eastern and Latin crazy all at once. It’s going to be one loud wedding!"
The 44-year-old singer may not have been going out with Jwan for a very long time, but he is "very certain" about their relationship because everything feels "beautiful and magical".
He told People magazine: "It’s one of those things when you have very beautiful moments, magical moments, magical conversations and beautiful experiences and all this time, you’re thinking, maybe it’s here.
"Then you just go for it and allow yourself to feel… I’m very certain about what’s happening. I’m a hopeless romantic."
As well as planning his wedding, Ricky – who has eight-year-old sons Matteo and Valentino – is preparing for his Las Vegas residency.
The singer admits he has been offered a concert series in the city in the past but the timing wasn’t right, but he is ready now and thinks it is something he "has to experience".
Asked if it suited him because of his family, he said: "That is not exactly why I made the decision to come to Vegas, to be honest.
"It’s checking the box that as an entertainer you have to experience.
"If you just look at the artists that have been here and see the level of entertainment and artistry the city sees every year, this is a serious town with artistry and entertainment, and what a coincidence that it’s also amazing for my kids and for my family."