Your favorite celebrity LGBTQ+ parents
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef are divorcing after six years, but plan to remain a close-knit family
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In difficult times, it's heartwarming to remember that progress is still happening. Sometimes it can feel like society is taking a step back rather than forward, but we've still come such a long way. Same-sex marriage and surrogacy laws are slowly improving and Hollywood is filled with LGBTQ celebrities showing the world that families come in all shapes and sizes.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef have announced their decision to separate after six years of marriage. The Latin pop star and the Syrian-born Swedish artist met in 2016 and got married in 2018. Since then, they've been raising Martin's twin boys Matteo and Valentino together, and also welcomed a baby girl named Lucia in 2018 and a baby boy, named Renn, in 2019. The pair made a joint statement on their divorce on July 6, 2023: "For some time, we have considered transforming our relationship, and it is after careful consideration that we have decided to end our marriage with love, respect, and dignity for our children — preserving and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all of these wonderful years," they wrote. "Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on our genuine friendship as we continue the joint upbringing of our children." Many LGBTQ+ parents are leading the way when it comes to showing that alternative family structures are just as loving and supportive as the nuclear family.
In this gallery, take a look at fantastic parents who triumphed over inequality and outdated laws to become loving caregivers and contribute to a more open-minded and progressive future generation. Click on to see these cute couples and their even cuter kids!
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