Ricky Martin says son Valentino, 14, is a ‘baby no more’ as he shares a rare photo of the twin teen getting a cool haircut
Ricky Martin gave his 17.7 million Instagram followers a glimpse of his teenage son Valentino on Thursday.
The 51-year-old pop and Latin music star — who is moving on after suing his nephew last year for accusing him of committing incest — shared a snap of Valentino looking effortlessly cool as he appeared to get getting a haircut.
The 14-year-old is a twin with his brother Matteo, though the other boy wasn’t pictured.
‘Baby no more,’ Martin marveled in his caption. ‘#myson #Tino 14 years old.’
The photo of his son, who is rarely publicly pictured, surprised several of Martin’s friends, including Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen.
Young man: Ricky Martin, 51, unveiled a photo of his son Valentino, 14, on Thursday, despite the twin rarely being pictured
Growing up: ‘Baby no more,’ Martin marveled in his caption. ‘#myson #Tino 14 years old.’ His friend Andy Cohen was shocked out how old Valentino looked in the comments. ‘WOW! Doppelgänger! Time goes so fast,’ he gushed; seen in May 2022 in Cap d’Antibes, France
‘WOW! Doppelgänger! Time goes so fast,’ he gushed.
Valentino appeared to be getting a haircut in the photo, as he appeared to be sitting under a pinstriped barber cape.
He looked too cool for school with his wet hair and shaggy bangs draped over his eyes.
He sported a burgeoning mustache and gazed off into the distance.
It wasn’t clear if Valentino’s brother Matteo had joined him for a haircut of his own.
Martin welcomed his sons in 2008 via a surrogate, and at the time he defended the process as being faster and simpler for a single father.
It wasn’t until two years later that he would finally come out as gay after dating men and women on and off in the preceding years.
Following a long-term relationship with the economist Carlos González Abella from 2010 through 2014, Martin fell in love with his future husband, the Syrian-born Swedish painter Jwan Yosef.
Children: Martin welcomed Valentino — who seemed to be getting a haircut in the photo — with his twin brother Matteo (L) in 2008, two years before he came out as gay; seen in 2019
Family: Martin began dating the Syrian–Swedish painter Jwan Yosef in 2016, and they married in 2018. They welcomed a daughter, Lucia, in 2018, and a son, Renn, in 2019; seen in 2016
Although Martin revealed his connection to Yosef in March 2016, he later revealed that they met virtually through Instagram, and it was only after several months of purely digital communication that he made the trek to London to finally meet Yosef in person.
Later in 2016, the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the two had gotten engaged, and in January 2018 he revealed that they had secretly wed.
Although Martin already had his older twin sons, the two were excited to have more children together.
In December 2018, the singer revealed that they had welcomed a daughter, Lucia Martin-Yosef, and they welcomed a second son together, Renn Martin-Yosef, in October 2019.