Trump Travel Ban: US President New Immigration Veto Threatens To Ruin Ricky Martin's Wedding

Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin
Jwan Yosef and singer Ricky Martin are concerned about their wedding reception in the US after Trump's travel ban. Photo: Getty Images

After US President Donald Trump issued a new immigration veto, regardless of power or influence, many people in different countries have been affected. So is the case of the future husband of the boricua star Ricky Martin. Martin and his boyfriend Jwan Yosef have been planning their wedding for months, but due to the new restriction on Syrian citizens the ceremony could be affected.

"We started planning our wedding while I was doing Versace, while I was doing my residency in Las Vegas and while I was recording some singles in the studio, all the while my fiancé was working and doing private shows and events," Ricky told Ocean Drive magazine. "Planning a wedding is super overwhelming. We want to do it right, hopefully next spring. We’ll do the three-day event as I call it."

Yosef is an Israeli photographer and has relatives in Syria. In case his relatives are unable to attend the event in the United States, the singer will not think twice and will carry out the ceremony in another country. "Right now we’re just dealing with the invitations and everything. We also have to deal with the fact that most of my fiancé’s family is from Syria. So maybe they won’t be able to come into this country. So we might consider doing it in Stockholm or in Spain. We don’t know yet, but it’s going to be a great event. And people will be talking about it," Ricky said. "We’re a modern family, and I think people need to see, and I want to normalize the beauty of our family. That’s why I’m making it public and I am going to share my wedding with the world."

Ricky Martin has not revealed the exact date or location of his wedding with his fiancé, but the super star assures that they will not skimp on expenses. "It's going to be a big event. I want something massive," Ricky told E! News. "I for sure want to get married in Puerto Rico. That is something that has to happen."

As of October 18, the new travel ban will be affecting citizens of eight countries; Libya, Yemen, and on this occasion also including travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. Syrian citizens in general will not be allowed to enter, and Somali citizens are forbidden to immigrate to the United States.

According to the order, the new restrictions vary from country to country, and could be "subject to categorical exceptions and exemptions on a case-by-case basis." Under the new rules, citizens of Sudan will no longer be subject to travel restrictions.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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