Let’s hear the drum roll! Ricky Martin is turning 50 years old this Christmas Eve. Yes, Ricky has been on this planet for half a century and, let’s be honest, he seems to be in the best stage of his life. Yes, he looks amazing, but it’s more than that, Ricky Martin seems happier than ever and filled with purpose. He is also in love with husband Jwan Yosef and their four kids.

The father of four has been extremely careful and respectful of all the anti covid rules, so it’s not clear yet if a big birthday party is on the horizon, but as we know, our Ricky knows how to have fun so he will be celebrating, as will we. So let’s start by taking a walk down memory lane.

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Ricky Martin was 11 years-old when he joined Menudo, the Puerto Rican boy band that took the world by storm in the late 80s and the 90s. Take a look at his debut with the group. 

After leaving Menudo, Ricky moved to México and became part of the telenovela “Alcanzar una estrella II.” Then, he became a solo artist after that. His first album “Ricky Martin” came out in 1991 and was filled with hit songs like “Fuego Contra Fuego,” “El Amor de Mi Vida,” y “Juego De Ajedrez.” 

In 1994 he became part of the cast of the soap opera “General Hospital” as Miguel Morez. That’s when all of America fell in love with him.

Then in 1998, the Anglo world realized that he was also a fantastic singer. This is the video of “La Copa de la Vida,” the song that was also the main theme of the World Cup of Soccer that year.

Ricky Martin achieved his dream of starring in a Broadway musical in 2013. Alec Balwdin and his wife Hilaria were two of the many celebrities who went to congratulate him backstage for his role of El Che in “Evita.”

His twins Matteo and Valentino, his older sons, were born in 2008. Ricky’s devotion for his kids was captured perfectly in this image.

After hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico in the summer of 2017, Ricky Martin was at the helm of many of the fund-raising efforts to help the victims.

Ricky Martin is a powerful activist and fights not only for his island, but for children’s rights and for his LGBTQ+ community.