Surrogacy Provides a Path to Parenthood for Ricky Martin
Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor, author, record producer and humanitarian who is known as the "King of Latin Pop" and the "Latin Music King". Ricky married his spouse Jwan Yosef, a Swedish painter and artist in 2017.
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer and his husband, Jwan Yosef, are parents to twin boys Valentino and Matteo, 12, daughter Lucia, who turns 2 next month, and son Renn, 1, who were all born via surrogate.
Ricky Martin has opened up about how his sexuality impacted his quest to become a father. He welcomed his twins as a single father. Regardless of his sexual orientation, Martin’s means of becoming a father is worthy of discussion. His decision to have a child via gestational surrogacy, which means donor eggs are fertilized in vitro and then implanted in the womb of a woman. The child is later given to the legal parent.
In a new interview with a magazine, the singer reflected on his years-long dream of becoming a father, as well as his fears that he wouldn’t be able to become a parent as a gay man.
“Many years I dreamt of being a father, and many, many, many times I went through this grieving process of I am gay, I am a closeted gay man, and I’m not going to be able to be a daddy,” he said. But luckily, Ricky Martin is a father of four and looks forward to welcoming more.
Surrogacy is a choice that you can have if you want kids. Kids are happiness and everyone deserves happiness.