After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s.
He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom.
"He's a conceptual artist and I'm a collector, so I started looking for art and I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. "And we just got engaged." Martin, who publicly came out as gay in 2010, previously dated economist Carlos Gonzalez Abella for several years.
The singer is dad to 8-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo, who were born via surrogate in 2008.
Admitting that he was "really nervous," Martin said popping the question wasn't as easy as he'd imagined. ' I said ' I got you something.'" Clearly it all worked out for the singer in the end.
"He said yes."Martin's engagement wasn't the only major news of the day. "Watch Ricky Martin gush about his engagement below.
Nonetheless, the event sounds like it's going to be amazing."Planning a wedding is super overwhelming," the singer told magazine. "Most of my fiancé’s family is from Syria," he continued.