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02/17/2017 04:20 pm ET

Ricky Martin Opens Up About The Surprising Way He Met His Fiancé

And he's got "big" plans for the wedding, too.

Ricky Martin broke hearts around the world last November when he revealed that he and boyfriend Jwan Yosef were planning to tie the knot

In a Radio Andy interview set to air Feb. 20, Martin opened up to host Andy Cohen about the engagement, revealing the surprising way he and Yosef were introduced. 

“I met my fiancé on Instagram,” Martin, 45, said in a teaser video of the interview, which can be viewed above. Rest assured, though, it wasn’t a glammed-up headshot or a shirtless selfie that caught his eye. “I’m an art collector, and he’s an artist,” he said. “I’m scrolling and I see this beautiful piece of art and I’m like, ‘Whoa, how cool! Who’s this?’ Then I start checking and all of a sudden I’m like, ‘Ooh, ooh.’ ” And then I wrote to him.”

Instagram turned out to be a surprisingly effective way for the men to communicate before they’d even met in, well, 3-D. “Then we were talking for like six months without me hearing his voice. We talked about art – nothing sexy, I swear! Nothing sexy,” Martin said. “It was all about art and life in general.” That changed, however, once Martin flew to London to met Yosef for the first time. “Then it was game over,” he said. 

Since then, the men have taken to their Instagram accounts to share photos of one another. 

Yup.

A photo posted by Ricky (@ricky_martin) on

'Toquense unos a otros' #toucheachother #toquenseunosaotros #yokoono

A post shared by Jwan Yosef (@jwanyosef) on

Martin, who will kick off a hotly anticipated Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, has “no idea” when he and Yosef will marry ― at least for now. Still, he told Cohen he’d like the ceremony to be a “big” affair. 

“I’m gonna make a lot of noise,” he said. “Three-day wedding. Let’s have fun.”

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