Ricky Martin
(Kiki) (age 51)

December 24, 1971
Sun Sign
Zodiac Sign
Born Place
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Birth Name
Enrique Martín Morales
Kiki, Ricky, King of Latin Pop, Latin Music King
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Hair Color
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Hispanic)
He has Spanish, Basque, and Jewish origins. Also, he has inherited Corsican ancestry from his paternal grandmother.
Sexual Orientation
Contemporary R&B
Latin pop
Pop music
Music of Latin America
Pop rock
Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin
Roman Catholicism

Ricky Martin (Singer-songwriter, Actor, Musician, Writer, Model (person))

[Ricky Martin] Biography

Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor who is dubbed the "King of Latin Pop", the "King of Latin Music", and the "Latin Pop God". He has been credited for propelling Latin pop music to mainstream recognition, paving the way for a large number of Latin artists to achieve global success. Martin began his musical career at twelve, as a member of Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, and has since established himself as a pop icon and sex symbol with many successful singles and chart-toppers, 11 Billboard Hot Latin Songs number-one songs, and over 200 awards including two Grammy Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. He has also starred in hit soap opera "General Hospital" and the Broadway revival of the musical "Evita". Besides his musical career, Martin is an activist who focuses on LGBT rights and fighting against human trafficking, having founded The Ricky Martin Foundation.

[Ricky Martin] Early life

Enrique Martín Morales was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a former psychologist and accountant. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and he had two older maternal half-brothers and two younger paternal half-brothers and a younger half-sister. He has Spanish Basque and Canarian descent and some Corsican origin through his paternal grandmother. Martin grew up Catholic and started singing at age six with wooden spoons as make-believe microphones. He attended a bilingual Catholic grade school and appeared in television commercials when he was only nine years old.

Martin reflected on his time spent with his family as a child, "Every time I find myself in front of an audience, be it twenty people or one hundred thousand, once again I feel the energy that consumed me back at the family gatherings of my youth." He starred in 11 commercials in a year and a half and sang a variety of songs including those by Menudo, Led Zeppelin, Journey, and REO Speedwagon. His maternal grandfather was a poet and those closest to him called him "Kiki", a nickname derived from Enrique. He was an average student in the grade school, yet he received recognition for his early appearances in television commercials.

[Ricky Martin] Personal life

Ricky Martin has experienced a lot in his life, from his first kiss at age 13 to his relationships with men and women, and learning of his sexuality. His mother supported him when he came out, and his journey to self-acceptance has made him aware of the importance of finding what makes people happy and sticking with it. Since 1997, he has practiced yoga and meditation and has also followed a vegetarian diet to reduce his cholesterol from a young age. His financial success has allowed him to purchase several properties in various countries, with his current residence being an 11,300-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. Throughout his life, Martin has been devoted to self-discovery and growth, encouraging others to explore their paths and find the joy within.

Ricky Martin experienced his first kiss at age thirteen and lost his virginity at fourteen in Argentina. In 1992, he fell in love with Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán, while playing in General Hospital, he met a man and "stopped fearing [his] sexuality", realizing he was in love with him. He then began dating women again, including Rebecca de Alba, Lilly Melgar, Adriana Biega, Maital Saban, and Inés Misan until 2005. In 2008, Martin became a father to twin boys, named Matteo and Valentino. In 2010, he publicly came out as gay, explaining: "Sexuality is one complicated thing. It's not black and white. It's filled with colors. When I was dating women, I was in love with women. It felt right, it felt beautiful." He later dated Carlos González Abella and Jwan Yosef, before marrying Yosef in 2018. He and Yosef then welcomed daughters Lucia and Renn. In 2021, he revealed that he still believes in God and is devoted to self-discovery and growth.

Martin has been dedicating himself to his own spiritual and physical growth for many years. He began practicing yoga and meditation in 1997 and has been a vegetarian for much of his life. In 2017, he was diagnosed with high cholesterol and this made him become more aware of the importance of looking after his body. He wakes up every morning at 5:30am and starts his day with a lotus position and oxygenates his body. He also has a gym in his house and makes sure to have time to stay active. His financial success has allowed him to buy several properties, including a 19.7-acre island in Brazil and his current residence, an 11,300-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills.

Ricky Martin has been on a journey of self-acceptance and exploration, encouraging others to do the same and find joy within. From his first kiss at age thirteen to losing his virginity at fourteen, to exploring his sexuality and dating both men and women, he has not shied away from learning more about himself and taking risks. His mother has been supportive throughout and he has been dedicated to growing spiritually and physically. He follows a vegetarian diet and practices yoga and meditation and values his time for physical activity. His financial success has allowed him to purchase a range of properties, including his current 11,300-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. He encourages others to find what makes them happy and explore their paths.

[Ricky Martin] Awards

Grammy Awards MTV Video Music Awards
Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album ABC Radio Music Awards
ACE Awards ALMA Awards
American Film Institute American Music Awards
amfAR Award Online Music Awards
ASCAP Latin Awards Attitude Awards
Billboard Music Awards Billboard Music Video Awards
Billboard Latin Music Awards Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
BMI Latin Awards Echo Awards
BMI Pop Awards British LGBT Award
China Music Awards Entertainment Weekly Awards
Foundation for Social Change GLAAD Media Awards
Global Gift Awards Goldene Kamera Awards
Guinness World Records Walk of Fame
Hispanic Federation Hispanic Heritage Awards
Imagen Foundation Awards LGBT Center Dinner
Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards HRC National Dinner
Latin Grammy Awards Latin American Music Awards
IHeartRadio Fiesta Latina International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
International Dance Music Awards International Peace Honors
Latin Grammy Special Awards IFPI Platinum Europe Awards
Japan Gold Disc Awards Latin VideoClip Awards
LGBTQ Nation Heroes LOS40 Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards Los Angeles LGBT Center
Lunas del Auditorio Mnet Asian Music Awards
Pollstar Awards MTV Asia Awards
Music Television Awards People's Choice Awards
Premios Amigo MVPA Awards
My VH1 Music Awards NAACP Image Award
Orchid Festival Premios Eres
Poder Business Awards Pop Corn Music Awards
Premios Cadena 100 Premios de la Gente
Premios El Heraldo Premios EñE de la música
Premios Juventud Ritmo Latino Music Awards
Lo Nuestro Awards Singapore Radio Music Awards
Premios Globo Radio Music Awards
Premios Lo Mas Soberano Awards
Teen Choice Awards TeleHit Awards
World Music Awards Viña del Mar International Song Festival
World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

[Ricky Martin] Achievements

1. Grammy Awards: Ricky Martin won five Grammy Awards, including one for Best Latin Pop Album for his 1999 album Vuelve, as well as Record of the Year in 2000 for his song "La Copa de la Vida".

2. World Music Awards: He has won six World Music Awards, including the World Music Award for Best-selling Latin Artist and the World Music Award for Best Video.

3. Latin Grammy Awards: Martin has won seven Latin Grammy Awards, including the Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

4. Billboard Awards: He has won nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, including the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Pop Album of the Year in 2001 for his album Sound Loaded.

5. American Music Awards: Martin has won one American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist in 2000.

6. MTV Awards: He has won seven MTV Video Music Awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 2000 for his song "Livin' La Vida Loca".

7. Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: In 2005, Martin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

8. Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame: In 2017, Martin was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

9. Honorary doctorate degree: In 2014, Martin was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

More Details


  • Latin good looks
  • Athletic body


  • Father – Enrique Martín Negroni (Psychologist)
  • Mother – Nereida Morales (Accountant)
  • Siblings – Fernando Fernández (Older Maternal Half-Brother), Ángel Fernández (Older Maternal Half-Brother), Eric Martín (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Daniel Martín (Older Paternal Half-Brother), Vanessa Martín (Younger Paternal Half-Sister)
  • Others – Enrique Martin (Paternal Grandfather), Iraida Negroni Arizmendi (Paternal Grandmother)


  • Singer-songwriter
  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Writer
  • Model (person)
  • Composer
  • television actor
  • Singer

 Founder of

  • Martin Music Lab
  • Ricky Martin Foundation


  • Music industry
  • Entertainment industry
  • Film industry

 Official Website

  • http://rickymartinmusic.com/


  • Columbia, Sony Latin, Sony Mexico

 First Film

  • In 1992, Ricky made his first film appearance in the Mexican comedy flick, Más que alcanzar una Estrella for his role as Enrique.