The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story‘s Ricky Martin is featured in the February 2018 of Architectural Digest. Martin alongside his fiancé Jwan Yosef and their nine-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, open their Beverly Hills home to AD.
Globe-trotting superstar Ricky Martin trades in his nomadic existence to set up house in Beverly Hills with artist Jwan Yosef and their twin sons.
To say that the 40-something Ricky Martin maintains a boyish appeal may be the understatement of the year. The Puerto Rican superstar seized the spotlight as an angelic 12-year-old phenom in the boy band Menudo, beloved by teenyboppers and grandmothers alike. He has rarely been out of the public eye since. Fresh off a blockbuster 2017 residency at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Martin’s latest star turn has him portraying Gianni Versace’s boyfriend Antonio D’Amico in producer Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, on FX.
“Tino and Matteo were born on the road. They’re used to spending two weeks in one place and then moving on,” Martin says. “Our kids are stable when we are together. Wherever we happen to be, that’s home.”
“We weren’t interested in a completely decorated home with a specific look done to the last detail. We wanted to get the basics covered so it would be comfortable for us and the kids, but we left plenty of room for the house to grow and evolve in the years to come,” Yosef explains.
Today, however, the family’s concept of home has an actual address, specifically in Beverly Hills. “We were considering living in London or New York City, but then we decided to rent in Los Angeles for a month, to get a feel for the vibe. L.A. totally caught us off guard—we loved it. By the end of the month, we knew we wanted to be here,” Yosef recalls. After a marathon three-day house-hunting expedition, the couple settled on the first place they had scouted, a serene, modernist residence with a surprising architectural pedigree. At the core of the 11,000-square-foot dwelling was a 3,000-square-foot home designed by acclaimed midcentury architect Gregory Ain for psychiatrist Fred Feldman and his wife, Elaine, in 1953.
“There’s so much potential for crafting a vibrant, creative environment for our family,” Martin says. “You can never be sure what the future will bring, but I can’t wait to find out.”
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.
Photography: Trevor Tondro