Fans of singer Ricky Martin have gone wild over the first photo of his infant daughter, Lucia, that the Latin crooner has posted to Instagram. Ricky and husband Jwan welcomed their daughter in December of 2018.
Ricky captioned the sweet pic, “La luz de mis ojos #Lucia,” which translates to “the light of my eyes.” The two are also parents to twins Valentino and Matteo.
Keeping a big secret is nothing new for the notoriously private singer, who shot to fame as a preteen in the Spanish-language teen supergroup, Menudo, in 1984. He did not reveal that he and Jwan had tied the knot until January of this year. The singer noted to Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her talk show that he had popped the question to Jwan in 2016. It was later revealed, via Out Magazine, that the couple had a three-day celebratory party, according to Martin. The festivities included the essentials: the dinner, rehearsal, party, and recovery.
Lucia is a stunning baby, wearing a green floral top, pink shorts, and a bow in her hair in the too-cute-for-words photo.
In an Instagram post shared shortly after the baby’s birth, Jwan stated that the couple was beyond happy to announce they were parents once again. He also remarked that their entire family was in love with Lucia.
Martin said in an interview with Attitude Magazine that he regrets not coming out sooner and being more authentic in his sexuality. This was especially true when he burst onto the music scene as a solo artist, delivering a jaw-dropping performance of his smash tune “The Cup Of Life” during the 1999 Grammy Awards.
Three months after his Grammy performance, Martin debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his first English-language album. This would open the doors for other Latin singers — including Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias — to follow suit, per Billboard.
“I was a closeted gay man who was making my partners hide. I had relationships with other men who were in the closet and I had other relationships with men who were not in the closet but because of me went back into the closet,” Martin remarked to Attitude.
“I submitted myself to my career completely. I didn’t open doors to new relationships, and I’m not talking about romantic relationships, I’m talking about any relationship because I didn’t want people to know me too much.”
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❤️ 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 Ricky have fallen in love with Lucia يسعدنا ان نعلن اننا أصبحنا أبوين لطفلة بصحة جيدة وجميلة لوسيا مارتن يوسف. أخذنا لبرهة من الوقت وحب الطفلة النجم لوسيا أنا وريكي وأشقاءها الاحباء
It appears the artist is continuing to shield himself from public commentary on his life, only releasing information regarding his personal affairs when he is ready.