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Ricky Martin Seeks Joint Custody Of Children

According to court documents, Ricky Martin has filed for joint custody over his children with estranged husband Jwan Yosef. The superstar Latin singer filed for divorce from his husband of six years one day before the former couple announced their separation.

Filing in the Superior Court of California on Wednesday (7.05,), Martin listed his date of separation from Yosef as “TBD” and their reason for divorcing as “irreconcilable differences”. 

Martin has sought joint physical and legal custody over their two children: four-year-old Lucia and three-year-old Renn. He is also the father to 14-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino whom he will continue to raise as a single parent.

The court documents confirm that following their divorce, Martin plans to pay spousal support to Yosef, a Syrian-Swedish painter.

While the pair has “yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party”, the Puerto Rican singer claimed he had “no such assets or debts that I know of” to pay to Yosef as they had a premarital agreement in place.

Announcing their separation via People last week, the former couple said, “We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years.” “Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to continue the joint upbringing of our children, preserving the respect and love we have for each other.”

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Steve Granitz